I was looking forward to a nice, easy run at the park today. But the weather did not allow that to happen. Even though it was 40 degrees here, it was windy.
I felt like I was going to be knocked over as I left work, so I decided to skip the park and try the treadmill instead. I was also planning on doing a Jillian Michaels DVD tonight, and I decided to do that first. I knew the husband would want to watch TV when he got home, so I didn’t want to have to beg for the TV after the treadmill. Yes, we only have one TV in our house, and I don’t like watching workout videos on the laptop.
I did No Trouble Zones for 40 minutes. It feels just a little slower than 30 Day Shred, but I like the variety of exercises, and I always feel sore afterward. I think feeling sore is a sign of a good workout.
I then debated whether I even needed to get on the treadmill. I had already done a 40 minute workout, but I didn’t want to fall behind on my mileage this week. So I made an agreement with myself that I would get on the treadmill, but I could walk the whole time if I wanted to.
I walked/jogged 2 miles in 24:35 (12:18 pace). I probably could have finished my third (planned) mile, but I was bored, tired and sore. And I want to be in good shape for my 9 mile run this weekend. I’m still amazed that The Hungry Runner Girl ran a whole marathon on a treadmill!
In fun news, I have now run for more than 24 hours since November 6! It’s hard to believe that in less than 3 months, I have devoted and entire day to running.
How do you get through treadmill workouts?