Friday, February 22, 2008

Hills & He's Almost Back

Yesterday I went to the gym for my 3 miles + strength work. I forgot my headphones yet again and so to make the run more interesting, I pushed the "hills" button after I had warmed up for a few minutes. I then increased the incline so that I was at level 10 (I believe that you can do the hill program between 1-20 so I was about half way). It was basically run at an incline of 1.5 for about .1 miles, then it would increase to say 3.5 for .1 miles, then back down to 1.5, then up to 4.5 and so on, until it went to 7.8 (went above 7.5) and then back to 1.5, then it restarted itself with jumping to 3.5, 4.5 and so on. I don't know if that makes *any* sense, but it does to me so read it again if you don't get it. I had the pace at 8:47 min/mile until the last 1/2 mile where I pushed it to 8:34 and then 8:27 for the last 1/4 mile.

In short, treadmill running is more fun if you have more to play with during your run. After the running I did some strength work and then some situp type things. Today is a rest day which is nice.

Jason is feeling a lot better and went back into work today. We have a busy weekend with hanging out with our super cool friend Jake tonight, then college friends tomorrow afternoon and then going to the IU game at Northwestern with them, THEN my cousin Chris is turning 30 (how is that possible) and so we are going to meet them out at a bar in the loop after the game. They said that they would be there long into the night so I hope they are still there after the game.

On Sunday I am going to rest up and pack and get ready to head to St. Maarten to hang with my dad and stepmom for a week. I have lots of stuff to bring them (they would kill for Stewarts coffee and I'm on a mission to find bulk Atomic a few surprises that they don't know about...I heart secrets).

I am busy today trying to wrap up the last piece of my analysis which has gotten so super complicated that I want to never ever ever see anything about this analysis again as soon as it's done. Alright then. I'm off.

1 comment:

Bridgette said...

I'm jealous jealous jealous! I didn't get my run in tonight. Basically because I'm a slacker. I'm 1 run behind. I'm doing tomorrow & Sunday's runs though. No more slackin. :)