Thursday, January 13, 2011

Treadmill Motivation

I've been doing great getting to the gym every weekday.  My 2 yr old loves it.  The ladies there get a kick out of his communication skills.  He's still in the "Huh, Huh!" stage...pointing at what he wants and knowing exactly how to say it, but choosing not to say it.  The group schedule for January/February has allowed me to do spin Monday and Thursday, and take Boot camp Wednesday and Friday.  I try to make it to the gym about 30 minutes before the class to warm-up.

Wednesday, I hopped on a treadmill for 20 minutes before Boot camp.  After a few minutes, someone got on the one right next to me.  I know her and also knew she'd be joining me at Boot camp.  My treadmill routine has been walking at 3.5 for 2 minutes, running at 7.0 for 2 minutes, walking again for 2 minutes and running for 2 minutes adding .5 each interval.  I've gotten up to 9.5 for 1 minute and my goal is to hit 10.0 for 2 minutes at some point.

While on the treadmill, I knew she was checking my speed out.  I paid no attention to hers, but felt inspired to put a little extra effort in because of the motivation she was unintentionally giving me.  It was a great little run and I felt good about the extra speed for the day.  Boot camp kicked my butt and I'm still feeling my obliques and lower back two days after.

Haven't made it to the Friday Boot camp yet, but hoping to do so tomorrow.  The Friday class is a bit earlier and I and the 2 yr old are definitely creatures of habit, so an earlier class my mess with our routine.  Hoping for a good weekend, the weathermen are talking snow most days, but we still haven't hit 6" for the season. 

4 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

It's so good that the little one likes going as well. That must make it a lot easier for you :)
Sounds like you've got your mojo back!

Ron said...

Glad the gym is working for you and your son!

Anonymous said...

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I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

Thank you for your comment re: ONEderland! Somehow you motivate me since our "numbers" have been around the same (not that I particularly like having the same numbers as a male...a pet peeve of mine - don't take it personally!)...
Let's get there! (I saw 199.4 this morning!)
D