Thursday, January 28, 2010

The gym...

I am a runner. I love to run. I find it easy waking up in the morning and getting out for my run. I don't mind running in the dark, in fact, I love it.

It's all the other stuff I have such a hard time with...

For example, the strength training program I know I have to do 2x/week. It's the hardest strength program I have ever had. It only takes about 45 minutes, and a little extra at the end consisting simply of light stretching but for some reason it's always a mental struggle trying to go to the gym. Perhaps its the fact that it's indoors and I like being outdoors. Maybe it's the fact that I have to pay to do it and running is well...free. Lastly, it could be the fact that there are so many people there. Every time I go to the gym I see 10 people I am acquainted with, which is a source of distraction versus running in the mountains where you may run into 0-5 people total.

In the end, I made a choice to get a strength program put together. I know this will help keep me injury free and being injury free means a lot to me after all the time I had to take off last year. Today, I did eventually find my way into the gym and I managed to enjoy it. At least I have a wicked run to look forward to tomorrow morning. Long Lynn Loop!!!

See you in the trails!

4 comments:

RunnerinLV said...

I think you have the right attitude in viewing it as helping your running. I just started doing weights again myself. I am actually looking forward to getting home and continuing it at my gym.(In Afghanistan right now)
I will finally be using the entire facility instead of just the treadmills when I can't get outside early enough to run in the desert.

Nicola Gildersleeve said...

I guess it is just too hot to run in the afternoon?

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moireosullivan said...

I know what you mean Nicola - its far more fun going for a run than strength training, but we all know its something we have to do. I'm not brave enough though to go to the gym, so I just stay at home to do resistance training.

Hopefully the pain of press-ups will keep us all injury free! Keep enjoying the trails!