After my tendonitis in December, I'm a bit reluctant to start blogging about running this year.
But I have been slaving away at the gym since I returned from vacation. I'm taking it super slow on the running front. My plan is to start with stationary running on my living room carpet, slowly increasing the distance, then the treadmill, then finally, when I feel confident enough, take it outdoors.
My workout post-vacation has looked like this:
Mon, Dec 29: Body Fit(aerobics with weights. Love this class...my muscles definitely feel it!)-1 hr
Swimming (laps) - 45 minutes
Tue, Dec 30: Stationary running - 5 minutes
Wed, Dec 31: Body Fit - 1 hour
Swimming (laps) - 1 hour
Stationary running - 10 minutes
Fri, Jan 2: Body Fit - 1 hour
Swimming (laps) - 1/2 hour
Sat, Jan 3: Yoga - 1 hour
Stationary running - 20 minutes
Sun, Jan 4: Walking on Treadmill - 40 minutes
Swimming (laps) - 30 minutes
Mon, Jan 5: Stationary running - 40 minutes
Weights (biceps, triceps), Abs - 20 minutes
Tue, Jan 6: Body Fit - 1 hour
Treadmill - 40 minutes (Walking - 25 minutes; Running - 15 minutes)
Exercise bike - 20 minutes
All of the working out combined, does not make me sweat half as much as running in the outdoors usually does. I have always dreaded running on treadmills. But, it's actually not as bad as I imagined. And now that I have the option of running indoors, I am not sure I want to go back to running in this cold harsh weather...may be I'll just continue running on the treadmill till March. Am I getting soft? I am always alert when I am walking or running on the treadmill, watching for little aches and pains. None so far. Hopefully, this trend will continue.