I had a 3.0 mile run on my training schedule today so I hit the treadmill. It was slightly breezy outside and heaven forbid I run in less than perfect conditions.
I promise, the fact that NHL players were wandering around the fitness facility I work out in was only PART of the reason why I ran inside instead of outside on an August afternoon. Apparently I need to brush up on my hockey player stalking skills because I saw not one Edmonton Oiler.
I had cardio ADHD today, a recognized fitness disorder in case you were wondering. I started off at the gym on the elliptical for a 10 minute warm-up, then I ran on the treadmill for my three miles plus a mile of cool down jogging (7:54 min/mile for the run, 10:00 min/mile for the cool down), then I ventured to the stepper for 15 minutes of stairs, then back to the elliptical for 15 minutes. I guess I just wanted to leave a puddle of my sweat around as many cardio machines as possible. Oops. No matter how much I looked like a crazy person running from various cardio equipment to the next, it worked and I wasn’t bored at all.
I entered the gym really tired and decided to run my three miles at whatever pace my body felt like. Turns out it was only my brain that was tired, my legs and lungs had other plans and managed to pound out sub-8 minute miles. Score one for endorphins.
I rediscovered a past lover.
I completely forgot how good cherries are. I haven’t had them ALL SUMMER until now. What was I thinking?
How delicious do those look? No one let me make that mistake again. I hope to have a little more focused workout tomorrow… as much fun the ADHD cardio-hopping was today!