That heart monitor is off, and I am very happy. Now, I just wait for the results and hope they are okay.
Tonight I had drinks with Former Coworker Abby. I really miss our Twitter meetings. We used to discuss Official Woman’s Day Twitter business for about 5 minutes and blogs for another 25 minutes. Now, we just meet up and talk about blogs with no pretense of Twitter meetings.
So about that new trainer of mine.
I’ve taken a bunch of her classes in the past, and I just love her upbeat attitude and how her classes go by so quickly. I struggled some last year with runner’s knee and I’ve had some recurring lower back pain for awhile. I know the lower back pain is due to my weak core, and a few months ago Jess suggested I work with a trainer to figure out how to put an end to it.
Jaz is awesome, her rates are incredibly reasonable for half-hour sessions and her studio is very close to my apartment, so I decided to work with her.
Either that’s a terrible picture of me or I’ve lost weight since then (both?), but my goal really and truly isn’t to lose weight–not right now. I want to have a strong core that can carry me 26.2 miles in less than 4 hours, a lower back that doesn’t hurt, and some other buff muscles.
Jaz works a lot with TRX and kettlebells. I’m going to try to pay much more attention to the exercises we do than I did with trainers in the past so I can maybe one day be confident in a weight-room setting by myself instead of resorting to classes to get strength training in.
How do you get strength training in? Have you ever worked with a trainer?