So this past Saturday I did the Walk on Thon with my dds. It was for a good cause and dd#1 gets credit towards National Junior Honor Society. I think hey, it's a win, win. We get out get, get some fresh air and a little exercise. I mean seriously it's only 5K which is roughly 3 miles. Ok anybody can do that. And we do and I come home tired and a bit sore. Ok that's to be expected. We got up at 6am way earlier than usual for this night owl. Only too discover a few hours later just how sore and tired I really am. I take two Advil and veg for the rest of the day. Those plans I had for Saturday, I write them off. I am beat. I blame it on the fact I went to bed wayyyy to late the night before.
Sunday morning I get up and limp/drag myself to the kitchen to get some much needed Advil. Apparently I'm not in as good of shape as I thought I was. And after the blood starts flowing I feel better. Still a bit achy but I stretch it out and the day whizzes by. But it makes realize that I am out of shape. Apparently going up and down the stairs countless times a day does not count as exercise or at least not as enough exercise. I kind of knew that, but was in denial. And so my treadmill and are getting better acquainted.
Sat - 3 miles at the walk a thon
Sun - rest
Monday 2 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday 2.6 miles
Weds - approx 3 miles possibly more - but I kept hitting the off button instead of the speed button - watching tv while on the treadmill will do that to you.
My goal for right now is to figure out how to run/jog on the treadmill. I am a speed walker by nature. I can easily walk 4 miles an hour. (Well ok 3.8 is comfortable 4.0 requires a bit of effort. ) But I really like it when the little difficulty meter on the treadmill has 3 lines instead of two. And that doesn't happen unless I push it to 4.3 mph and I have a hard time walking that fast. Probably because you are supposed to be jogging by then. But I am jogging challenged. I can't figure out how to jog and breathe and after about 1-2 minutes I am so winded it's all I can do to walk 3 mph. So that's my short term/long term? goal for right now. To be able to do 3 bars on the treadmill for several minutes without feeling like a winded fool. Oh and fitting back into my skinny jeans would be nice side benefit too. ;)