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Wow, I’m weak!


This morning I ventured away from the cardio machines, my safe area of cross trainers and treadmills, and over into the area of the gym I like to call “the BEEFCAKE area. Mostly populated by guys all looking in the mirror & not moving more than their arm. It’s ok, I was accompanied by a gym instructor, so they couldn’t kick me out & weren’t allowed to point at the ginger woman trying to do press ups, and failing. Miserably.
My total number of press ups was ONE, and then I failed and fell onto the mat.
I also used some weights and other equipment, and have come to the conclusion that I am terribly terribly weak. All the arm and upper body things were near impossible.

The good thing here is that now I have a starting point. I know that I am making progress as soon as I manage more than 1 press up in a row. Easy & obvious goals!
The one thing I didn’t try, and want to, is pull ups. The plan is to sneak into the gym early on Wednesday and try. Hopefully I’ll manage one.

Ready! Steady! Get your lazy arse GOING!


I live my life a quarter mile at a time

– Vin Desil (Fast & Furious)

Seriously I actually followed the training plan today & did both running & strength workout!

My Run was actually quite hard, and I’m sad to say it’s probably because I’ve been so lazy recently, but 8 sets of 400m runs with a minute walk in between was tougher than it should have been. I got progressive slower each quarter mile and if it wasn’t for the bottle of water I took, I might have just died in the park. Still there’s time yet until the Great Manchester 10k & even more time till the Guild Marathon.

And Then…

I’ve also said I’ll join my friend @OpenSourceress in completing Tough Mudder this November.  You should have heard about Tough Mudder by now.

Here’s a video in case you haven’t…

But bear in mind we’re doing it in England. In November.

There will be Mud & Swearing and more Mud & Cold.