It was sooo cold. I think maybe it got to under 40 degrees by 6pm. Stephen had taken me shopping for some appropriate cold weather workout clothes. I am so glad he did. I was jumping in place for the first 10 minutes waiting for the fun to begin. Lets back up a few minutes though. It took me a good 15 min. to actually get the courage to get out of the car. I am just plain shy and have a love/hate relationship with new things when I don’t have a buddy to keep me company. Thankfully there were a lot of women who came alone too. Good for them (us)!
When training started, it started slow for me. I don’t usually workout in the evening, I am usually drinking an adult beverage by then (maybe two)! But soon I started to warm up and it didn’t feel so cold anymore. The more I moved the warmer I got. Planking and ab work OUCH! If I don’t do another crunch in the next few days I won’t be sad.
After warm-up, we then talked about running groups, I started to panick. Ok, I am not a walker hoping to become a jogger or a jogger/walker or a runner I am a jogger that wants to be a runner (or you could call me a very very slow small stride runner). There were three groups. I didn’t fit in perfectly with any of them. So I kind of made an in between group with a few other women. I was no longer panicking. I actually was just like those few other women and I started to feel more comfortable. I had made myself a “running” playlist for my ipod, so I would have music that would push me to run. I ran and ran and ran. I ran faster then I had ran in a long time. And it felt so natural and like I had been doing it for years. I caught myself actually smiling at times. I was giving my self a pat on the back!
After the run and a little bit of stretching and a potty break (I wish they made diapers for people who ran) we did many, many, many sets of pushups and bicycles, I was anxiously waiting for the final final final from Lorri Ann. As that came I pushed my upper body up for the last time, and moved onto drills. We have a running coach (I am super excited about this) she had us doing really funny looking (but very effective) drills for posture and conditioning. I haven’t decided if I will be doing them in the front yard yet!
All in all it was a fantastic night. I left feeling really great. I was happy, my body was tired but exhilarated from being pushed so hard and I was looking forward to my Epsom Salt bath and tea.
The amazing thing is that after I got in the car, I realized I was no longer cold, and could not remember feeling cold during or after the run. Weather appropriate clothing is a must! I will be getting pants, underwear and socks next!!!
Friday’s are my off days, so no training just stretching for 20 minutes. Back on Saturday when I do my 35 minute run, which quite possibly be a 15 min run, depending on how the chin feels.