I have been doing most of my running lately on a treadmill at the gym because I do not like the cold! I'm one of those weirdos who enjoys getting out to run in the heat. When I saw the weather report for today (it is sleeting as I write this) I knew the treadmill was the place for me.
We got to the gym around 10:00 and I dropped the girls off at the childcare center, put my stuff in a locker, weighed myself (two more pounds down!) and settled in on my favorite treadmill. I had just started my run when a nice older gentleman got on the mill beside me. He tried to make small talk and I tried to be nice.
I ran the first mile in 11:35 (5.2 mph). I took a break to walk for a minute and then ran again. I stayed at around 5.5mph and occasionally went up to 6mph. I hoped to finish in less than 35 minutes but after stopping for a bit due to my neck pain (it came back...blah) I just couldn't do it.
Close but no cigar (or cookie in this case!).
After I finished I got so nauseated. I felt like I was going to pass out. I considered just stopping and going to sit down on the floor in the stretching area but decided to just keep walking at a really slow pace. I don't know why I had such a hard time today. My endurance has really taken a hit since I was sick for six weeks!
|This is after swimming for an hour...still red faced!|