Depressing as shit

Today’s treadmill workout was going to be something like this:

A progressive pyramid of sorts
Mile 1: 9:30 warm up
Mile 2: 9:15
Mile 3: 8:45
Mile 4: 9:15
Mile 5: 10:00 cool down

What was it really?
Mile 1: 9:22
Mile 2: 8:57
Mile 3: 10:00 cool down suuuuuuuck
Now that is depressing as shit. 

I’m really out of shape and that kicked my ass.  It’s cool though, I’m going to keep attempting my little pyramid of pain until I can get there.  I hate starting from square 1 but whatever, I do this to myself every single year: I sign off from running at Thanksgiving and in January I’m like, “oh yeah I should try that again”.  How easy a person can go from running a marathon to getting kicked off a treadmill by a 55 year old woman with chin whiskers and tapered sweat pants…

What really happened is that I stepped on the darn thing, and then she turns to me – while standing on the one next door, and says “excuse me, I was going to go on that one, this one isn’t free like I thought it was” (in the voice that an elderly anteater might have).  Um, OK.  I’m generally a nice person…nicer in my older years that is.  Anyways, the look I gave her would stick in her brain forever if she had one.  I actually stood there, stared at her and said, “Oooooooook” with the nastiest look EVER, then stared more, and left the treadmill to find another one with less idiots around it.  Honestly, what the Eff!  My gym is generally a pretty cool place to be, but you know what is cooler?  Not having to deal with people who don’t have all their dogs barking.

This is the first time I’ve talked about running in a long time.  My hopes are that this motivates me to get my ass moving… it certainly will give me more to blog about!

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Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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2 Responses to Depressing as shit

  1. sarah says:

    Heh heh (in elderly smoker anteater cough). That lady's a bitch.Everyone has to start (back) somewhere. Get a treadmill next to her next time – it will serve as motivation to run hard and sweat ALL over her.

  2. Katie says:

    I'm with you on the pathetic routine that is getting back into running after you've taken a break. I basically signed off at Thanksgiving as well, and after declaring to the world that this is my year of running races and such, I decided it was probably about time to get back on the treadmill and actually move. I hate running outside but running outside in this cold/slush/ice is unfathomable to me, so I've been chugging away at the gym, and it is just a sad sight to see.At least you're not in the struggle alone!

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