Since I took a rest week last week, and then slept in Monday, and have the potential of sleeping in tomorrow, I decided that TODAY, I would still get up at 5 to get in a workout.
I started out with this humdigger, because the 45 pushups from yesterday didn't kill my shoulders enough.
Seriously, though, it was a
Since I was feeling a bit gluttonous, I decided to head to the tiny fitness center at my apartment complex to hit up the elliptical.
Back in the day, when I couldn't run (stupid shins!), I tried to learn to love the elliptical.
Years later, after my shins decided to love me again, and I've really embraced running, THE ELLIPTICAL STILL PROVES TO HATE ME! I spent 20 minutes on that devil yesterday....at a 25 min/mile pace. At the end of the 20 minutes, my toes were numb and I was sweating like a mother. I'll take it, but I figured I must be doing something wrong to make my toes/feet hurt so much from this machine.
So, I asked my friends on DailyMile what they thought. I got some great advice from a husband/wife team (Thanks, Donald and Irina!), which I'll bascially boil down to keep your feet planted, hips lower than what feels normal, and try not to be too bouncy.
I can tell that yesterday I didn't keep my feet planted because my calves are in a state of revolt today.
I tried to keep their advice in mind this morning, but my experience was pretty much the same. Ok. Ever so slightly faster, but still very slow.
Leaving the gym super sweaty, I'm still counting it a win!!
The question is ... should I continue to try to conquer the elliptical or just stick to running and biking?
How was your workout today?