run Kathi run!

Run Forrest (Kathi) Run…

I tried running on the treadmill again (after a long time) and so far all systems are go! Yay!!!

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Forrest Gump

I’m optimistic that I will now be able to start running (or maybe it’s just jogging) on the treadmill regularly as part of my cardio routine. This would be awesome since other than spin class it’s a big challenge to get my heart rate up into the 130 to 140’s on any other cardio equipment. Well…other than the stairmaster (the one like an escalator).

It felt good to run. I kept it simple and only ran 30 second intervals at 6.0 with one minute intervals in between at 4.0 for a total of 17 minutes. That was on Sunday and I think it’s a great sign that as of today I do not have any hip pain. That’s where the pain would be if I were going to have any from my treadmill experiment.

Now…if only my elbow and forearm pain would go away life would be better than good, it would be awesome! I suppose one small victory at a time is a blessing. So I’ll count my blessings and be thankful that my hip is pain free.

You have to do the best with what God gave you. ~ Mrs. Gump

The obvious question is when do I plan to run on the treadmill again? Tomorrow morning I will continue my experiment. Cross your fingers that all goes well. If so, I might just be able to get rid of the 2-3 pounds I gained as a result of letting life distract me in late September and early October. I suppose the good news is that I haven’t gained any more pounds…but I’d really like to get back to 130 pounds and soon!

My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on. ~ Forrest Gump

My other notable from this week is that I took a BodyPump class on Monday morning. That’s the class that I am “pre-selected” to be certified in when I attended the information session on the BodyVibe class (the class I was not coordinated enough to be selected to teach). I figure if I’m serious about getting certified to teach BodyPump I better make sure I like the class and can actually get through the class. Hmm…

That’s all I have to say about that. ~ Forrest Gump

I’ll save it for another blog.

Until later! Kathi