Thursday, February 21, 2008

LURKING AND LURCHING

OK I've noticed that I have a few lurkers that frequent this blog quite often. Now is your chance to introduce yourself and make yourself known! C'mon don't be shy. I promise I won't bite you.

In other news, I decided three days ago that I was sick and tired of being lazy, so I decided to hit my home-gym. Down there I have an elliptical machine, a fancy treadmill I convinced my husband I desperately needed, and a Bo-Flex. Not to mention DVD's on pilates, Tae-Bo, aerobics and anything else remotely "trendy at the time". So the first day I decided to jog a bit, and do some pilates. I did so with as much grace as a hippo getting an enema. BUT I did do it! The next day my inner thighs hurt, and not for the right reasons. So the next day, I run again, and I do much better this time... and then I did about 40 minutes of weight training on the Bo-Flex. I eyed up the elliptical machine and figured, eh I'll get to that another day. This morning I can feel the burn in my legs still from those evil pilates, but I hoist myself on the treadmill, turn up the ipod and give it a go for an hour. I ran about 6 km's in that 60 minutes (which is in hindsight a little over 3 miles). Everything hurts, I refused to do pilates, Bo-Flex and gave the elliptical machine the finger. Ah the quest for better glutes I tell ya.

Don't get me wrong - it's for my own good. I need to stop being the winter hermit I am and repeating "once the snow is gone I'll go running". Well let's be realistic, that's not until May really. So what am I really giving myself? Four months of runable outside weather? Not to mention, I can't control the hills on the real terraine but I sure can on the treadmill. My subdivision is in the foothills so is extremely steep in some areas. Last year it took me a good two weeks of straight running to make it up the hill without stopping, clutching my side and crying on some poor sap's lawn. Not to mention, I don't appreciate having doberman's running after my ass because the guy 6 houses down doesn't believe in tying up dogs.

Anyways, I could use all the moral support you can muster. My husband is supportive in the sense he just likes to see me in those little Nike shorts of mine. That perv. Gives me a creative idea on how to get his lazy butt up off the couch though ;)

11 comments:

Mom of 4 Busy Kids said...

I admit it. I am a lurker. I came across your blog awhile ago, and have been popping in to check it out quite frequently. My 4 year old son is in the process of being deemed autistic...or not, so I totally GOT your post on wanting people to hear your daughter's voice. I think we have similar views on the topic! Love the blog...love your honesty!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I need to take your lead on the winter workouts. I own all the DVD's but have foud that actually using them (rather than just looking at them in their shiny boxes) seems to significanly increase the odds of losing my extra lbs. Fancy that!

Burg said...

Me too.. Big time lurker..

My blog address has changed, here's the new one:
http://burgscrazyblog.blogspot.com/

Lynda Lippin said...

I hate to say it, but if you keep plugging away at the exercise you'll be less sore in general and it will get easier :-)
It is good to use the equipment as it was intended and not as clothes hangers. Keep us posted!

BallerinaGurl said...

ok I am lurking but saw you on the Mom Blogs site and just clicked now for the 1st time! Guess that means I am not shy LOL! Darling girls! I have one of my own! Was reading about your handbag....OH BOY I am such a handbag addict it is nuts! So now we have an understanding already. Great! nice to meet you lol!

Jenny said...

Support here!! I just did 40 minutes of power yoga the other day for the first time in, well, about a year. I didn't think I would make it through and can sympathize deeply on the soreness. Getting ready to try and keep the kids happy for an hour so I can do it again.

Miss Perfect said...

Lurker here! I came upon you from Full Plate. Don't really know why I never comment though. I enjoy your blog thought!

Scattered Mom said...

I don't know if you'd consider me a lurker or not. I've popped in here occasionally ever since you participated in my candy swap last year. :)

HI!! (Waving from over here in BC)

Domestic Accident said...

So you haven't been exercising but you just jumped on the treadmill and did 3 miles?! I'm impressed. I can't go far at all unless I'm consistently working on it. You go, girl.

Maria said...

I am a terrible example. I don't exercise except to walk the dog twice a day.

Sad but true....

Twisted Cinderella said...

When I decided I was sick and tired of being lazy, I made a household cleaning schedule.