My sister and I finished another 5K on Saturday (see previous post) and had an interesting conversation. She has REALLY been rocking her workouts, checking in at Freedom Fitness every day - and it has really paid off for her. She kicked butt at the 5K - I think she finished 10 minutes or so before I did - and probably could have done it even faster had it not been so dang hot. Anyway, I said something about her check-ins at the gym...there may or may not have been some teasing involved...and she said it was more for the accountability than anything. She said it's not that she thinks anyone cares so much about whether or not she did her workout (although I beg to differ - she's got great friends and TONS of support for her efforts), but it helps her be more motivated to get there and get it done. She sure has inspired me!
I used to do that. It worked. So - I'm going to try it again. Here we go.
Dog walk with Riley
Admittedly, not much of a walk. It was 91F at 8:15pm when we left, and poor Riley isn't used to being out in that heat. I usually walk her for a mile then drop her off at home and go another 1.5 miles or so, but I was having trouble with my left foot so I decided to stop. It's feeling better today so I should be able to get my usual walk in tonight.
Elliptical workout - gym
Not much to see here. My HRM got wonky and decided not to work, but that's okay. I'm just happy I followed through with my plan and got up at 4 to get to the gym nice and early. Of course, getting up at 4 is easier when you have a 40lb bouncy black tripawd puppy jumping on your bladder. (Thank you, Forrest!).
|This puppy. On me. EVERY morning.|
I do have other motivation aside from health and general well-being. I have THIS coming up:
I've been reading a lot of zombie books to prepare for this, and it seems I will need to be able to run so I don't get eaten. Good to know! This will also be my first official trail run.