Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I HEART early morning workouts

I did my workout yesterday afternoon rather in the morning, only because I wanted that extra hour of sleep in the morning...to start my week off on the right foot.

Once on the bike, it only took me 2 minutes to remember why I liked going to spin rather than just getting on a bike and going. 1) I don't like those upright bikes as I feel like they are not as adjustable as the spin cycle bikes, 2) The bikes were lined up in front of huge windows facing out onto one of the busiest roads with nothing but traffic to watch and they were too close to the wall to actually watch any one of the tv'. I contemplated doing some sort of data collection using tally marks, determining what types of cars drive by, or how many of a certain color/model drive by, how many men vs. woman were driving, or even more interesting, how many people are on their cell phone.

Ok. So I said I was bored.

This morning I set out to run 3 miles. I took Wes' advice and kept my run/walk method to 3 to 1. I felt that if I was going to be doing that much walking, I wanted to make up for lost time in increasing my speed while running. I don't think that it really kept my heart rate down but it did feel good to keep the pattern consistent.

The week's been successful thus far. However I am quite tired tonight and wondering what the chances are that I will pull myself out of bed in the morning for my swim. I haven't attempted to swim prior to heading to work, so a part of me feels a little anxious; mostly due to the unkown of how long it will take me to get in and out of the pool and then ready for work. We'll see how it pans out.

A student called me "Mom" today. That was a first. He was trying to get my attention (it wasn't a complaining or whining tone). He laughed with an embarassed smile on his face and said he was sorry. I just had to chuckle.

OCN: 7.87 miles

30 minutes

ORN: 3 miles

34:13 minutes
11:24 min/miles


Wes said...

Oh yea! I did a sub-30 training run doing run 2 walk 1 :-) So yea, run a little harder, and enjoy more walk breaks!! Nicely done. With that said, you find what works for you!

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the training. Keep up the hard work.

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO I'd smack any child that called me "Mom" I don't need anymore kids than I have :P I'm KIDDING!

Steve Stenzel said...

Glad to hear the workouts are going OK, Mom.

ha ha

J~Mom said...


I am going to try spin class soon at the new gym! YEAH!

akshaye said...

Yea.. I'd say you definitely were bored! So what was the cell phone count??

Jess said...

I could see how a student might call you "mom" -- especially if he was trying to get your attention.

Good job on all those workouts so far this week!

Danielle said...

Morning workouts are a good thing...I fear the pool for the morning though only because of the cold...maybe when it's warm the idea will be more appealing...OK, maybe one of these days I'll just get into the pool again.

Keep up the good work. I like to read when I'm on the bike...I would never be able to just sit there and bike...

jahowie said...

Nice job on the training. I'll have to get your to give me a wake up call and get my butt out of bed!! I HATE mornings!!

Nancy said...

I get the mom thing. They say it like 50 times an hour at home!! :D

Hope you got up and did it. I finally rode a bike yesterday. OMG

Unknown said...

I wish I could do morning workouts. I have to be work at extremely early time.