TREADMILL 22-24/30: Too Many Takes

Too Many Takes Treadmill

After a productive and proud few days at the Challenge, I struggled through the next few days.  With the previous Blogging Challenge I figured out that around the early 20’s is when I usually fail at 30Day Challenges; I called it The Hump.  Maybe because of this mental hurdle, I already prepared myself to give up.  I hate that I’m allowing myself so many “takes”.  But exercising really is a challenge for me. If it took me 7days to complete Day22+23+24, I’m not looking forward to calculating how many days it took me do the 30Day Challenge.

“Rest or Cross Training”
Since I went a few consecutive days at the Treadmill Challenge, my legs were pretty sore. So instead of taking a rest I felt I needed to focus on helping my muscles relax.  Before I started this blog, a 30Day Challenge I attempted was yoga and I found really enjoyed the instructor’s YouTube channel.  I went back to her and found a video she recently posted titled “Yoga for Tired Legs”. It’s like she made it just for me!

“Pyramids: Brisk Walk, Increase Pace 0.1 Every 30Seconds to Run (5), Then Reverse, x2”
take 1
I’d like to blame it on the flu shot, but I would be lying. 💉

take 2
Done! – I prefer to do it at night, but because I felt so guilty skipping yesterday, I shockingly completed this in the morning.

I wish I could input the daily Challenge into the treadmill because having to increase speed by 0.1 every 30seconds manually and keep track of my progress can get difficult especially when I’m at a higher speed and also watching Real Housewives to distract myself from the fact that I’m running .

“Walk Incline (2) + Run Incline (1), x5”
take1 and take2
lazy weekend 😴

had a long day and called it a early night

Yawned my way to the treadmill, but I did it.

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TREADMILL 19-21/30: I Like Doing it at Night

I Like Doing it at Night

I’ve think I may have figured out how to hit this challenge head-on.  During the Blogging Challenge I scheduled a 1-hour time slot every night to write and post.  Now that my blog posts are simply recaps of 3-day period, I use that time to complete the daily Treadmill Challenge instead.

I’m sure there are studies out there that say exercising is better in the morning and not before going to sleep.  But I figure – a dedicated work out at least 1x a day, whenever you happen to fit it in, is better than none at all. Ends up, I like doing it at night.

30 Day Challenge Accepted Treadmill

“Hills: Brisk Walk, Increase Incline 1% Every Minute (5), Then Reverse to 0%, x2”
Done! – this one was fun

“Walk (2) + Run (2), x5”
Done! – hard for me, but I pushed through.

“Walk Flat (2) + Walk Incline (2), x5”
Done! – nice way to end this 3day jaunt.

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TREADMILL 16-18/30: 1 Step Forward, 8 Steps Backwards

1 Step Forward, 8 Steps Backwards

I was definitely hoping Day16-18 would read differently.  Going into it, I had a spike in motivation.  I remember a few years ago when I was in a gym-rat period and left for vacation, and I actually hit up the empty beach resort gym.  I was so proud of myself. Even my husband was shocked.  I had every intention to do that again this vacation.  The first items I packed into my suitcase were my sneakers, sports bra and running pants.

30DayChallengeAccepted Treadmill

“Pyramids: Brisk Walk, Increase Pace 0.1 Every Minute to Run (5), then Reverse, x2”

Early morning flight across the country.  Landed with a sore throat.  Unpacked my sneakers.  Had lunch, took a dip in the ocean and pool.  Went down for a quick nap, but didn’t wake up until the welcoming reception was almost over.  Then ended the night out in the town.
Slept in until lunch time. Heard that the resort’s only treadmill was broken anyways.  😐
Today I finally put on my running tights! But to go atv’ing.
Today we take a full day to fly back ‘cross country.  During wedding weekend, my sore throat turned into a full sinus cold, and during landing my ear drum ruptured.   🤕
Back to the grind. But i’m literally sick and tired. 😷
I’m ready to call it quits on this challenge out of shear embarrassment.  😖
How is it possible that I feel worse? Every free moment today, I slept. 😴
Finally did it. Not proud of myself, whatsoever.

“Walk (2) + Run (1), x6”

I did it! Have a houseguest this weekend and could’ve used that as an excuse, but instead I ponied up. It helped this today’s Challenge was my favorite type – sprints.

“Rest or Cross Training”

Neither, moving onto Day19  👋


By the way, I didn’t wear yoga pants to the wedding reception.


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