Yeah...that's me...if you take a look at my "Daily Mile" entries, you'll see seven consecutive days of working out, five of them (the last five) at the gym.
So, now I'm a Gym Rat I guess. I haven't belonged to a gym in about five years, but last week I decided to rejoin. It's not my favorite thing, but it'll have to do until I can run again (hopefully next week!). On New Year's Day, Betty came to pick me up in Bombita. Bombita is a really sweet ride. It was cool to ride in a car with NOTHING automatic. I had to roll down the windows with a hand-crank.
Betty in the front seat...sweeeeeeeet ride.
So...working out at the gym is....well it's boring. I can crank out about 45 minutes (max) on the elliptical and I'm ready to blow my brains out. I can do about 30 minutes (one day I did 45) on a stationary bike, but then I'm so bored that I can't stand it. It's way better when Betty is there because we keep each other entertained. She's much more into the weight lifting than I am, so she has been showing me which weights to do and more often how to do them.
Yesterday we did a class that was some combination of step aerobics and weightlifting, which was an interesting diversion. I was pleased that the workout, although new wasn't anywhere near impossible. I'd do it again, next time with more weights (I was using 4 lb hand weights and maybe 10 to 20 lbs on a bar...before you think I'm a complete wuss, we did LOTS of reps...squats, lunges, presses, curls...I am feeling it a bit today).
Surf City 1/2 Marathon is almost a month away. Sara has a counter on her blog and every time I see it I try not to wig out. I'm determined to keep working on my cardio and endurance so that when I start running again in a couple weeks I'm have some hope of being ready for Surf City in about a month. If I weren't already registered (and if I hadn't convinced Betty, Elsie, and Mik to do this), I'd seriously consider DNSing it, but I know it'll be a fun day with the herd, even if I'm walking most of it.
Well, gotta go now. I have an appointment with a trainer...it was included when I rejoined the guy.