I ended up attempting my 3 miles on a treadmill on Monday night… Now let me just say that I have no doubt that I can do 3 miles no problem outside, but for some reason I HATE running on treadmills. I am sure at this point it is all in my head, but I just hate it. One mile seems like 5, two miles seems like 20, and three miles is an ultra marathon as far as I’m concerned. But, it being January and Mid-Michigan, I know that I have a few more treadmill runs in my future if icy conditions occur.
The moral of the story is, I did it, and training has officially kicked off. AND, today I registered for my first race of the season: The Martian Half-Marathon in Dearborn 🙂 http://martian.runningfitsites.com/
To follow will be the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon and the Cleveland Marathon.
Monday was also a very very sad day because I had to sign up for a new gym and leave State of Fitness :(. State of Fitness is hands down the best gym in Mid-Michigan, if not the entire state. The training is second to none, led by head trainer and co-owner, Justin Grinnell. His blog is a great one to follow if you are into lifting or training at all. http://grinnelltraining.com/. But the most heart breaking part, was that after working there for 2 years, I got to know all of the members, and my co-workers became family. It was home there (not to mention a kick-ass facility that is clean and has EVERY piece of equipment you could ask for).
But, I have to save money, and I have to pay off debt, and Paul and I have to plan for our future…being a certified personal trainer and having all of the knowledge that I learned at SoF, I am capable of working out by myself, but still… I do very poorly with change… especially this one.
On the plus side, I have someplace closer to home that I can go to with Paul, and we can save money at the same time. But, I will still up most of the night with my mind running about what equipment I forgot to ask for at the new gym, why didn’t they have, was there really enough room for functional training…. any fitblr should understand the anxiety.
It is on to a new chapter, and a new race season.
Happy Hump Day kids! Be sure to hump a friend.