Monday, June 16, 2014

The Not So Morning Person

Happy Monday!

I started off this week off with a promise to myself - that I would wake up early every morning to get to the gym before work.  Because I have to work late this week, afternoon workouts are not an option!  Today started off slow - I had every intention of running and wound up doing and interval workout finishing off with a little bit of elliptical. 

Which brings me to my next point...

Does anyone else have an extremely hard time running on the treadmill?!  I don't know what it is, because I can run 4+ miles comfortably outdoors without stopping at about a 9:30-10:00/mile pace but as soon as I hit the tread mill I can't run at a 5.5 for more than half a mile!! I think it's definitely mental, but I need to figure out a way to build up my endurance for indoor training asap! Any tips or suggestions?

Here's how my workout went today:

2 min warm-up (4.0mph at 3% incline)
.60 miles at 5.5mph, incline 2%
.65 miles at 4.0mph, incline 3%
.50 miles at 5.5mph, incline 2%
.25 miles at 4.0mph, incline 3%
Total duration: 24 minutes
Total distance: 2 miles
Elliptical: 10 min, level 6
Total calories burned: 320

Not too bad for someone who isn't a regular morning exerciser :D

I leave you with this adorable video to put a smile on your face!





Enjoy your afternoon!  Only a few more hours until Monday is over!

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"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart" - Helen Keller