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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Gym and Walking it off.

Yesterday I made it to the gym for a bit of a workout. Usually I am in my own little world when I am on the treadmill but I seemed to notice a few things yesterday.

While I was happily jogging I noticed a guy hop on the treadmill next to me. He smiled and I returned a half hearted one. He was the buff body builder type. You know, the ones with biceps the size of my head. (for the record.. I did NOT find him attractive at all)


He turned on his treadmill at a rate that matched mine. He started jogging and we eventually got into the same rhythm. I was determined to out run him. I may not be the most beautiful,in shape, or athletic type but I wouldn't let this jock show me up. I may have a little bit of competitive tendencies thanks to my older brothers. Just saying.
So I jogged.
And jogged.
And jogged....
 Keep in mind I had already been jogging for a good 5 minutes before he even showed up. I was hurting but I was not going to give up. Finally, after about 7-8 minutes, he hit the "Stop" button on the treadmill. For kicks, I continued to jog for another 3-4 minutes. He stood next to his treadmill dripping with sweat and fighting for breath.  Let me tell you, those last 3-4 minutes at the end were tough but man they felt good!

This may be very 5 yrs old of me but : Nee Ner, Nee Ner, Nee Ner Jock Boy... I beat you!

Yesterday also marked a new workout schedule/routine for me. I read an article in Prevention Magazine about walking off weight. It gives a 4 week walking schedule that is supposed to kick your body in gear. If you're interested in trying it, here's the Article. It is actually pretty easy and doesn't require a gym or any specialized diet or equipment.

My work partner,Ali, and I set a new goal to run the 5k Breast Cancer event in the Inland Empire this year. We have walked the 5k together the last 2 years. So far I can jog 1.5 miles without stopping. I basically need to double that and I will be at a 5K. Let the training begin.

1 comment:

Dan LaTour said...

That's funny.. More muscle requires more oxygen. Most/all body builders aren't very efficient for anything cardio related.