More Momentum

I’ve been going to the gym since November 2005. I’ve since lost approximately 20 pounds. I went from living a very sedentary life to someone who enjoys going to the gym so much that I feel disapointed if I can’t go at least 3 times per week. I still have more weight to lose. I’ve been running on the treadmill. My goal with the treadmill, before I move on to the other machines and more strength training, is to run 20 minutes straight at 6.0 miles per hour. My original plan was to do this in small increments with each week adding on .2 mph. Last week my fastest speed was 4.2 mph and I ran 16 minutes.

I tried something new today. A friend inspired me to just try to run as long as I can at 5.0 mph and see how long I can go. Once I’m tired, I can slow down to 4.2. This was a great idea. I ran 10 minutes at 5.0 mph and then ran 10 minutes at 4.2. I really pushed myself and I feel really proud of myself so I’m going to make a permanent change in my routine. From now on I’ll warm up/walk at 3.5 with ankle weights for 10 minutes, run 10+ minutes at 5.0 mph and then move down to 4.2 when I’m tired.

Today’s Numbers:

30 Ab rolls (forward facing)
10 Ab rolls (left facing)
10 Ab rolls (right facing)

Treadmill Times
3.5 mph: 10:00
5.0 mph: 10:00
4.2 mph: 10:00
3.0 mph: 10:00

2.63 miles
249 calories

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