I thought I’d share an adorable picture of our two dogs cuddling yesterday morning. It’s not the best picture, due to a dirty window, but aren’t they just cute?! You’ll notice that Rocky isn’t wearing his jacket – it warmed up a little the past few days, but he’ll be wearing it again at the end of this week and I’ll snap a picture!
Moving on… Yesterday I decided to skip Pilates and do some weights instead. That was the plan, anyways. I came home and remembered that my iPod was dead – like completely, wont turn on, dead. So, I put it on the charger and took my time getting ready, so that it could charge some. Anyways, after taking longer than usual, I headed to the gym. Since I knew my iPod would die on me soon, I wanted to make sure and do the StairClimber first (I wanted to do the StairClimber & weights..both! And I need music for the StairClimber). Anyways, I got on, did my 15 minutes of wishing I was somewhere else torture and then decided I needed to walk some to stretch out those muscles a little bit. (Don’t ask me about my logic, I just do what I want!)
So… I hop on the treadmill instead of walking the indoor track. Now, I hate the treadmill for the simple fact that I cannot run on the treadmill. No really, I have no balance and it’s basically impossible for me to do without falling off. But, as I’m reaching the half mile mark, I start to think….maybe I’ll try running… You can see where this is leading right? So, I look around and see how many people would witness my failure and decided that since everyone else was walking on the treadmill, I’d try to be big and bad and run on the treadmill… Well, let me say that nothing has changed – I still have no balance. But, I didn’t fall off. Instead, I hung on for dear life and ran! Which brings me to my question… what do “normal” people do with their arms while running on the treadmill and how big of an idiot did I look like holding on to the grips and running….and then maybe “hugging” the top and running?
Picture this… girl running… arms at the top of the treadmill thingy by the tv…. yes, that was me. I wasn’t so much as hugging the treadmill, but more of “I’m gonna rest my hands right here, so that I don’t fall off”… Seriously, I’m hoping that I will learn how to run on the dang thing without holding on for dear life…
Oh, and btw, I did 2.3 miles on the dreadmill before being drenched in sweat (no fan and yes that’s just sad and pathetic…) and deciding that I’d had enough… and then I noticed that it was 5:15 and I had meant to leave the gym at 5… If I hadn’t had to wait around on my iPod to charge, I would’ve had more time to do other things….fail. Hey, there’s always next time right? I mean, 2.3 miles on the dreadmill and 15 mins on the StairClimber are way better than nothing…. But hey, tonight is the killer Spin Class – so I’m not worried!
P.S. Please say a prayer for Bee and Rose. Leave her a nice, warm comment too.