A Treadmill Run For When The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing Is Running

Happy Sunday!

I woke up this morning feeling disgusting. I slept horribly thanks to the 4 am wake-up call from my husband. I have to remind him repeatedly that he is 30, not 21. And I do not need you to tell me when you get home by banging on the bedroom door that I lock because I get scared being home alone. I know you are home because I can hear you bumbling all over the apartment. Needless to say, I’ve been dragging all day.

I got out of bed around 9, and worked on lesson plans until noon. After running some errands, I was back home around 2 trying to will myself to put my running shoes on. I work out 6-7 days a week. I make sure to run 4-5 of those days. One of the things I dread most about winter is that most of the time it is too cold to run outside. Usually, I can suck it up, throw on my Lululemon Dog Runner Pants and My Under Armour Storm Fleece and I’m good to go. Today was not one of those days. I stared at my shoes for a long time, played with the cat, thumbed through an US Weekly. Procrastinate much?

I absolutely HATE running on a treadmill. I.get.so.bored. This winter I have started running intervals, instead of just distance, and thankfully, it really makes running on a treadmill much more bearable. Here’s what I managed to do today. Not my best run but the time went quickly, and it was surprisingly easy and painless. Not to mention I had Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” playing on repeat most of the time.

  • 0:00 – 3:00   3.9 MPH
  • 3:00 – 8:00   6.0 MPH
  • 8:00 – 9:00   8.0 MPH
  • 9:00 – 10:00   5.6 MPH
  • 10:00 – 15:00   6.2 MPH
  • 15:00 – 16:00   8.2 MPH
  • 16:00 – 17:00   5.6 MPH
  • 17:00 – 22:00   6.4 MPH
  • 22:00 – 23:00   8.4 MPH
  • 23:00 – 24:00   5.6 MPH
  • 24:00 – 29:00   6.6 MPH
  • 29:00 – 30:00   8.6 MPH
  • 30:00 – 36:00   6.5 MPH
  • 36:00 – 45:00   3.9 MPH @ 3% incline (I have to do things in 3’s. It’s weird. I know.)

And my Sunday run is done! Throw in 4 sets of 10 push ups (2 sets wide, 2 sets narrow) and 3 3-minute planks, and you’ve got a total body workout in under an hour!

Getting myself to the gym is always the worst part but it’s never as hard as you think it’s going to be! Now it’s home for a relaxing night of more lesson planning, laundry, Shameless, and Revenge.

What did you do for yourself today?

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