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Running on the Treadmill

Monday, April 01, 2013

Yesterday, I had planned on making it to the gym, but with a busy schedule, I never made it. We were out and about, but when we got home, I made a focused effort to get a good workout in on the treadmill. Therefore, I tried a new program on the treadmill at home. Mind you, this is not something that I've done before!! This program had me running at 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0. I couldn't run the whole time, but I was able to run for some of it... that was huge for me!!! Honestly, I really could've used an oxygen tank!! :)

Tonight, I was bound and determined to get back on the treadmill after our family Easter visits. Although I wasn't really feeling it, I changed clothes, got my tennies on and hopped on the treadmill. I tried another new program. This program was longer in length of time, but not as high in speed. My daughter was encouraging me and rooting me on. When I was done, my daughter jumped on and did the same workout. After we talked about it and took a breather, I got back on to try another workout and was able to actually run for longer at 6.0. I can't tell you how awesome this made me feel!!! I was actually doing it and doing it for longer without taking a break. I've always dreamt of this, but never been able to do it, not like this! I had done it once or twice just to try it, but this felt totally different. Additionally, the support, motivation and co-participation by my daughter was an incredible plus! After my second time on the treadmill, she got back on and did it again.

Together, we had a great workout and it was so awesome to see my daughter really succeeding on the treadmill right there with me!!
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    Yay! Small victories add up to major ones. keep up the good work.
    2793 days ago
    That's awesome. Setting good examples for your daughter too..WTG!

    2794 days ago
    Right on!
    2794 days ago
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