Monday, January 11, 2010

The other "SHE" said I should stay home

As usual I didn't have any interest in hitting the gym tonight. Getting to the gym for me is hard every single time but especially on Monday's after a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is exercise.  I texted my good friend, she's awesome and hates exercise too so whenever I don't want to go to the gym I text her with a ridiculous reason and she completely agrees with me.  Well today I texted her but had no good reason, I mean I didn't even make a workout on the weekend what with all the sleeping and shopping and visiting I was doing so I figured even she wouldn't have a good excuse... 

She said that I was wise to text her with my dilemma you see a few friends of hers had come down with Norfolk or Norwalk or some sort of "NOR" virus and that it's going around and I should just come home to be safe from all the germs..  I love her, she's too funny and I almost, almost bought into it.

In all honesty while I didn't want to go I also felt like a complete slug so as I drove home, the usual thoughts racing through my head I just told myself to STFU and get on with it, which I did.  I had a decent run.  Next week I'm going to bump the time to 45 minutes, I think I may even be fitter than a 30 minute run, go figure.  Wednesday I have bike/run which I am looking forward to.  I don't do near the miles or time that my cool twitter buddies do so I can enjoy getting off the bike and running for a bit, for me it's all about variety.  I also desperately need a new playlist for running.

So on that note here are my stats to catch up from last week.

Thurs - Bike 45m calories burned 308 (and oh god my ass hurt!)
Friday - 60 minutes of weight circuits with my trainer 485 calories burned
Monday - 32 minute run, 329 calories burned

Calories burned in 2010: 2772 (this definitely needs to get HIGHER!)


Stemmet said...

Know that feeling after a long day at the office, you just don't feel like training.
The secret and also the most difficult is just to start then half the workout is done.

Good luck with the bike/run session on Wednesday.
I am really admiring you for training in that cold weather, I will never survive in that cold.

She said I need a goal said...

Hi Johan, I don't train outside. I run on the treadmill at the gym until spring. I don't know how the others do it, honestly. I barely survive walking to my car in the cold.

Rodney said...

LOL The secret you don't know about your "cool twitter buddies" is that two of us are originally from Winnipeg. -5C is warm :)

Brybrarobry said...

E, good job, I agree with J, just get started and you'll be amazed how after a short while you get into it and finish. It is a much better feeling finishing training than "guilting yourself" about not doing it all night. With that said, we all go through those feelings. Your not a lone.


skierz said...

mind over matter....isn't it a graert oning struggle!? good job getting out and doing it! felt good once you were done didnt you? Cheers

She said I need a goal said...

Rodney, I KNEW there had to be something! So, do you run in shorts then? ;-)

Brybraroby, it's true the guilting is SO not worth it.

skierz, you are right, I really felt great when I was done but mostly because I got over the voices telling me to go home because that's the worst part.