Well I sucked it up and went to the gym tonight. I was wicked sore from damn power yoga and shred it with weights from yesterday. But I knew I needed to get more workout minutes in so I took my tired ass to the gym!
This week for shrinkvivor challenge I managed to earn 370 minutes of exercise from Thursday to today (Tuesday) I think that is pretty damn good!
Tonight I managed 63 minutes and burned over 500 calories :)
At the gym I did 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. It was pretty easy, I have not been on it in a few days and I was worried but I made it through and did the cross train routine. The elliptical and I have a love hate relationship lol and most days it leans towards hate. But tonight it was leaning to the love side. Maybe I paced myself better and knew it was not the major part of my workout.
Well the major part was my run! I got on the treadmill. Now since running outside let me tell you I despise the treadmill a bit. It is just getting boring, and I think its harder. I ran more freely outside if that makes sense? I guess its easier because you can change your pace at your will and not be fumbling with the buttons. At any rate, I set out to do 30 minutes and started a quick walk to warm up and then got down to business! I ran 3.1 miles which is a 5K in 27 minutes and 30 seconds. my fastest 5k time previously has been 28 minutes. I never thought I could crack into the 27's :) It was hard, I felt so hot and I was dripping sweat so badly ugh.. But I got outside and it was raining! So I got to walk home from the gym in the nice cooling rain. It was the perfect end to a grueling workout.