Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Own 5K

Busy day today but I am happy to report I dragged myself up to the gym. I was planning to do my own 5K on the treadmill, but they were all in use! It was packed this morning.

Instead, I think I achieved a greater accomplishment for myself. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes. Every time I've tried that darn elliptical, I am completely exhausted within five minutes. Today, I decided I was going to ride that thing until I couldn't do it anymore. My original intention was to do 3.125 miles (5K) on the elliptical, but 30 minutes proved all I could take. I think I did 1.85 miles.

It was hard! This is much, much more of a workout for me than the treadmill. I was red as my hair, and when I could not get my heart rate below 160+ at the 30 minute mark (the highest light on the spectrum of this equipment, "max rate"), well, I decided it was time to end it.

But I will do it again - it was a nice change from the treadmill.

Now I am running terribly late for the day's activities - have stalled long enough. It is SUCKY weather out there.


  1. You made the attept and that is what matters. I love the elliptical and but the treadmill kills me. Hope you get your 5K in soon.

  2. I HATE the treadmill but love the elliptical. lol