My workout today was a little insane. It was one of those that I read through and the little voice in my head said “yea, I’m not sure we can do this”. And my mind ran through the various comments from various “haters” and “doubters” that told me all about my limitations. It’s funny how that happens. To be honest I thought about not going to the gym. But alas, I went, because disappointing myself is better than disappointing others. I mean seriously, how would I explain it to MK and KB? Or CK or my various other family members and friends who routinely ask me how my workout went today.
The very first thing I had was a few minutes on the treadmill. I have made no attempt to hide my issues with running…ok jogging, from bad knees to the unexplainable pain I get within a minute or two of jogging. Because of these issues I generally do not jog on my warm-ups, but today I decided to give it a go and to my pleasant surprise my legs didn’t hurt, I had no real issues with jogging most of the warm-up. I understand that basically no one besides me is going to get excited about jogging for 6-7 minutes, but as recently as a month ago I couldn’t do half of that, so I’ll take for the small victory that it is.
Onward, the rest of my workout was crazy! Jumping jacks, squats, body rows (which kill my hands for some reason) more squats, more jumping jacks (100 of them) more squats, sit-ups, lunges (good, 210 lunges yesterday wasn’t nearly enough!) crunches, bicycle crunches, push-up, burpees and those dam mountain climbers!
By the end I was exhausted, dripping wet and shaking all over, but by God I crushed it! I had to sit down for a few minutes before I could even try to walk to the locker room. And we’re not going to discuss my attempts to get in my Jeep, I’m pretty sure that has become a spectator sport of some kind. I said today had disappointment; I did say they were mine. The only people disappointed today were the haters and doubters, and they better get used to it!