After Friday’s treadmill 10, I stopped by the desk on the way out and upgraded my gym membership. Now, this might seem a little odd as I hadn’t been to the gym since February. However I could upgrade for free right now and the upgrade meant I could bring a guest for free anytime I wanted. So today I headed back to the gym with my mom in tow.
We checked in and headed for the treadmills. I took her through the basics and she was off! She was planning on walking 4 miles on the treadmill before checking out the other equipment. She had a couple of minor mishaps on the treadmill before settling in. She pulled the emergency stop out twice, oops! That’s why I don’t use that thing. She also almost ran into the front of it, I do that all the time! I told her that just meant she could go faster. 🙂
From the second I started running, I could feel how tired my legs were. I think I maybe could have used another rest day. Since I had already run my 3x this week, I had no real plan for today. I ran an very easy 3 and then walked just shy of another mile. Then my mom was like “let’s check out the ellipticals!”. Yeah, ellipticals and I don’t always get along. I can hardly ever get them to stop! But I gave it a shot. Meanwhile, she was just powering it away on her machine. Took me almost 11 minutes to complete a mile, yeah that was it for me. My legs were so tired, not really sore, just tired. Plus, by now I am far enough into training that my toenails are talking back to me.
I think I created a monster; she already wants to go back to the gym!
Slacker Saturday yesterday was pretty nice, I can’t complain. I was able to pick up a new quilt as well, so bring on the mini renovation 😉 I was super excited until I hit a little snag today. That lovely headboard that I bought on Friday? Yeah, it’s too big, by 5 inches. Crap!!!! So even though I still have to figure that out, I could make some of the changes.
As of today, I am exactly 2 weeks from my 10k and 4 weeks out from my half marathon. Eeeek! And now it’s back to work tomorrow which bites but its ok too. There’s a 3 day weekend (race weekendJ ) in October and then I have a full week vacation in November to look forward to 🙂
Anyone else sharing in the toenail troubles?
Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!
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