Full speed ahead

20110925-073210.jpgIt was raining in Hong Kong when I arrived, so I decided to hit up the hotel gym right away in hopes that the rain would stop by the time I finished my workout.

No such luck. It’s ok though, I got very little sleep on my overnight flight, and I was pretty happy not to be feeling pressured to go sightseeing.

20110925-073518.jpgMy entire gym experience here was a million times better than my last trip to the gym both because of how ordinary it was and because my attempt at running went much more smoothly.

It gave me a bit of confidence that I might be able to complete running workouts as needed, at least for a few more weeks anyway. Being able to run a little bit also made me feel immensely better about the quality of my bike rides lately. A huge deal for me since I have a history of not considering bike rides to be real workouts.
20110925-074224.jpgI did a warm up on the elliptical, then hopped onto the treadmill for 4 miles plus a walking cool down for a total of 4.25 miles. Not bad compared to the miserable run that I did last weekend.

20110925-075004.jpgThe fine print: I had to do intervals in order to make it through all four miles. 2-5 minutes running/1 minute walking, depending on how I felt. Who am I? As recently as last winter I would have quit running and tried again another day if I was struggling that badly. Today I’ll happily take it.

I should really start working out in black shirts only. My sweatiness in light grey emphasizes my chunky look. Nice.

On a more positive note, I think my foot might really be better. For the first time in recent memory it was truly pain free both during and after my run.

  1. branny said:

    You aren’t chunky – you are pregnant!

    • Brit said:

      But I think I’m still in the inbetween phase where I can be mistaken for chunky. I’m sure that will pass.

  2. Jena said:

    I definitely don’t see chunky, crazy girl! Glad you were able to get a run in. Great way to start off your trip!

    • Brit said:

      Now to try it again in the morning! **I think I can, I think I can…**

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