Tuesday night I braved the overcrowded gym to try and workout. The place was packed. First off the parking lot was a madhouse. I finally parked and headed inside to more throngs of people everywhere. It was so crowded it was almost difficult to just walk around people.
I had very little hope that I’d get in a workout but I decided to give it a try. I changed and headed to the cardio room. Lucky for me I found a free treadmill! Miracle! I claimed it and started my run. I warmed up walking for 5 minutes and then started to jog.
My run was bipolar at best. It started out rocky. I was having weird pains and aches in both legs, ankles, shins…they were all weird sensations I never really had before. I started to feel depressed. I was ready to give up and announce “I’m Quitting Running” when I reached about .91 miles and suddenly the discomfort was gone. Was it just the aches and pains of warming up? Who knows.
My moods swung in the opposite direction and I was immediately elated that I could run with no pain. In fact, I increased the speed because it felt BETTER to run faster!
I was nearing the end of my run and thankfully so because Guy With Too Much Cologne got on the treadmill next to me. And on my right was a woman shouting into her cellphone. Ugh. Bad gym etiquette people!
I completed 3 MILES for the first time since September when I injured myself after Hood to Coast. I cooled down with a walk and then headed down to the weight room.
I was feeling energized and happy with my workout as I headed home. I was feeling good about running 3 miles! Michael and I had blackened salmon for dinner.
QUESTION: Why do you think the January newbies at the gym drop out within a month or two? I find the concept fascinating and wonder why they don’t stick with it.