Thursday, 12 February 2009

How do you fix a crappy workout?

Today I just couldn't get in the groove on the treadmill. I think of the 35 minutes I was at the gym, I ran for about 10.

Firstly, the treadmills were all taken so I did my warm up on the treadclimber. When one became free I ran over and jumped on and realised that they were new! and they measure in kilometers!

Now, my ipod tracks in kilometers so you wouldn't think it would be that confusing, but my old treadmills measured the pace in I knew how fast I walked, and how fast I ran...I don't know my speeds in kilometers! I was a little panicky with all the change!

I think I set the running too fast straight off, so after 2 minutes I was back to walking, then I couldn't settle on a walking pace and I tried running for another 3 and then ran the last 4, but that was about all I could manage.

It was very odd. My right thigh started hurting, my left shin was hurting, and my period cramps that I usually get in the lower back where absolutely KILLING me once I much for gentle exercise helping with those!

So yeah, not a good workout...but at least I was at the gym...that's gotta count for something right?


1 comment:

  1. that DOES count for something. Congrats to you for doing the hardest part of the workout: getting to the gym itself and stepping onto a treadmill. Your body will thank you whether it's 10 minutes or 2 hours because you're being consistent, giving your body what it needs most, which is some good ol' fashioned movement. So give yourself a pat on the back and don't hesitate to make your way back there!