Tonight, my coworker started telling me about a guy she wanted to set me up with. Naturally, we went to his Facebook profile to do some stalking.
Like most guys, he doesn’t have many pictures on his profile, so we got back to 2008 pretty quickly. She started poking fun at something in one of his pictures.
“Wait a minute,” I said. “People can change a lot in four years.”
Case in point.
I pulled up some of my pictures on Facebook from 2008 to show my coworker. She’d seen some of them before, but said she still had a hard time believing that was me.
Me, too–most of the time. Sometimes I still have fat days and see that in the mirror; sometimes something reminds me of how far I’ve come; most of the time, I just go on about my life.
Today, my schedule had 5 miles of hills on it. I stayed up late watching the Olympics last night and made a very conscious choice last night (as opposed to the usual morning snooze fight) to do a little strength training this morning and run tonight.
I found that short and simple routine on Caitlin’s blog the other day and decided to give it a shot this morning. I did it twice, and it was pretty easy, but hey, more strength training than I usually do before work. Or, um, at all. (Working on it…)
Today’s schedule called for five miles of hills. After the last two weeks’ failed attempts at hill training, I decided to give tonight a try on the treadmill. (I quit my gym but just joined my little apartment building gym, which is basically like a hotel gym–a few machines and some weights.)
Also, to be honest, I was a little nervous about getting all light-headed in the park again. So treadmill it was. I knew I needed a plan, though. I googled for 5-mile treadmill workout and found this one from this person I know.
I kept the incline pattern the same, but messed with the speeds to fit my speed a little better. (And you can do the same. Faster will be more than 5 miles, slower, less.)
Why is this a flashback? When I was losing weight, my trainer had me doing tons of hill intervals on the treadmill. I wanted to die, but they were such good workouts. From approximately 9:00 – 16:00, I wanted to kill my friend Tina for coming up with a workout like this. The feeling returned around 27:00 – 29:00.
Hill workout? Done.
Tomorrow? A mile trial, which I’m actually really excited for.
What’s your favorite hill workout? Do you hate the treadmill? I usually do, but it’s good for specific workouts like this.