Monday, August 31, 2009


Haven't posted here in a little while now. Mostly due to frustration of not being able to run off of a treadmill. Literally get shin splints after half a block of running. It's crazy. I run for 30 minutes every am on the treadmill, but get me off of it for 2 minutes, and I can't walk for a week.

Frustration doesn't begin to describe it.

But, having said that, I'm still going to the gym 3 times a week to run (walk/run really). I'm not losing weight, I'm not gaining weight. What's new there, eh? Also very frustrating!!!!!

So, for the reason I AM posting today. I went to the gym this morning, with as much motivation as I normally do on Monday mornings. Nothing new there. Took a little longer to get ready to go, and pick out what I was going to where for the day. Nothing new there either.

Got to the gym, same parking place, same locker, grabbed one of the empty treadmills, and started up. Nothing new.

After my 5 minute warm up walk, I thought I'd just walk for my 30 minutes, and see what the calorie burning difference would be. I mean, why kill myself if I can accomplish the same thing walking....right? Plus, since I can't run outside, I'm not in the running (no pun intended) for a 5 or 10K anymore.

For some reason, though, I started running like I normally do. After my 3 minutes of running......well, this is where things changed. I just kept running. I ran 5 minutes, but kept going....I ran 10 minutes, and kept going....I ran 13 minutes...and stopped. Once I started picking a time I wanted to motivation puttered out. Damn!!! As long as I was running and didn't know when I was going to stop, I was OK. When I picked a goal, I fell short. What's with that folks? Gotta be some Freud stuff there, eh? :-)

So anyway....I walked a few minutes, than ran 3 more. So, I technically only ran 16 minutes today...but that's 4 minutes longer than usual...and most of it was all in one shot.

I can really see how people just run....and run...and run. As long as you don't have that timer in front of you, telling you how long you you've been going. I'm envious of those that can put on a pair of shoes, walk out their front door, and just go.

Maybe it's my weight that's giving me issues? And I know that treadmills cushion your running, I get that. But is it THAT much?? Do I run differently on the pavement....faster, harder steps???

We have to take out Jeep in tomorrow for transmission work. Depending on how much that will cost, depends on whether I'm able to sign up for the personal training sessions I'd like to get. I need to start cross training....I need to get some weight training in. Becci, who cuts my hair, is training for a half marathon....and man does she look good. I mean, she looked good before....I'd kill for her pre-trianing body.....but's really toned her up. I'm completely and totally jealous...and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

The person in the chair next to me, getting her hair cut, just reached her weight watchers goal. And now, she has to maintain it for so long......and she'll have a lifetime membership. If it wasn't for having to carry around those stupid books, weight watchers might be an option???

Thursday, August 20, 2009


It's been a while since my last post. With having to travel to New Mexico for grandpa's has just kinda gotten away from me. I did spend an hour on the treadmill while I was down there...yeah me!

And I've been to the gym two of my three times this week. So I'm getting back on track.

As for's the same ole same ole. Lose 2 pounds, gain a pound, lose a pound, gain 3. No rhyme or rhythm to it. Very frustrating!!!!!

I'm run/walking 2 miles three times a week. Need to step it up a little. I've recently came into some extra money, so I might invest in some personal training sessions, to get me into weight training more. And, maybe even look at getting a bike trainer so I can ride my bike at home. I need to get into biking shape.....and starting on the trainer should help.

Maybe, if I have enough energy left after work tonight, I'll head out on a ride after dinner. I keep hoping Mot will want to start joining me...but pretty sure he won't. It's supposed to be soooo nice out the next couple of days!!!! I need to get outside and enjoy it a little more.

Do some work outside the house. Get that gazebo enclosed into a shed. Work on the front flower bed. Get some grass seed planted in the middle of the side lot...where it's all dying for some strange reason.

All of these things are good for my health...and they need done. Two birds, one stone. Right????

Monday, August 10, 2009


Back at it. I missed one day last week.....for no other reason than the fact I had other things to do Saturday am.

Bad Nej!

I have, though, ditched the podrunner intervals for now. I can't run on the ground, without treadmill...or I get serious shin running in an actual 5 and 10K is probably out for now.

So....I'm just doing intervals. Run 3 minutes, walk 2, run 3 minutes, walk 3....etc.

I was sweating like a pig, raising my heart rate...and got in a good workout. Period. :-)

And, to make the day more interesting...I did get to set my Nike iSport thing. Spent half of the workout calibrating I can't wait to use it on Wednesday...and compare the mileage to what the treadmill says I'm doing. Wouldn't mind taking it outside to try it on land....but that will have to wait. :-)

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Ugh! What a crappy morning.

1) my grandpa passed away yesterday
2) I had the strangest dream

By the time I got to the gym this morning, I just wasn't in the mood. I contemplated not going at all....but I'd already not gone 2 days in a row...if I missed another, I'd be in trouble.

So....I walked the warm up....then ran the first 5 minute interval....then walked the rest. I just didn't have it in me. That first 5 minutes about did me in. :-(

Still ran/walked 2 that's 2 miles I wouldn't have done had I stayed in bed. 400 calories I wouldn't have burned...right?

Monday, August 3, 2009


Well....I'm back at it again today. After trying on those shoes last Thursday at the running store, I could barely walk up and down stairs on Friday and Saturday. The pain on the inside of my calf was horrible!!

Won't be buying those shoes. :-) :-)

We went back to the store to try on the others they suggested (but didn't have my size that night). I bought them, and used them the first time this morning.

I can tell that they are changing the way I need to use them a few more times to know for sure if they will work.

I started the week 5 program over again today. I'm going to do day 1 of the week 5 program all three days this week. I'm not going to be as aggressive as the program is asking. I'm not training to win any races, I'm just running to lose I have the flexibility to take it a little slower.

Need to start doing some weight training. Guess I need to start getting up on my 2 off weekdays and doing it then. Getting ready for work at the gym...5 days a week....yuck. But...oh well! :-)