Today, I'm going to babble on about training for the 3 Day. This is Try Number Two, because some bad mouse movement caused the entry page to be refreshed, losing the whole post I just wrote. Bad mouse, bad.
As I was saying...
Met my new trainer at the gym yesterday, her name is Carrie. She's very fit and very beautiful. Yes, because of that, I hate her. But in a nice way. I actually like her very much, she's not at all what I was expecting. I was imagining a DI-type person from my worst nightmares.
Side note: In case you were wondering, I in fact cannot afford a personal trainer. Trainers are provided free at our base gym by your tax dollars. Muchos grassy ass to you all for paying your taxes.
I saved this draft on 2/22 and forgot about its existence. Again, I'll try to catch up!
FFWD through meeting Carrie. For day 1 of training, I very unbecomingly was introduced to the treadmill by Carrie. She started me out at 2 MPH for 20 minutes. 10 minutes in, I didn't feel like I was really being "worked out" per se, so I stepped it up to 2.5 MPH. This felt a little more difficult, and I finished my 20 minute routine uneventfully. Never mind the feeling that I had when I stepped off the machine that I was still moving, a little dizzy, and a slight touch of vertigo. Thankfully, I held it together, and the hot guy on the treadmill in front of mine didn't catch on.
Not sure what other gyms in the world are like, but mine is about 1/2 "real" people and 3/4 hot sailors and Marines. Thankfully, there seems to be a segregation of the real people and the hot people. I think the hot guy was lost.
In the post that got deleted by the blog-gods, I talked about Carrie chewing my ass about my diet. Apparently fast food and pizza is not what marathon-walkers eat... they eat things like complex carbohydrates (huh?), protein (eww) and something else that I wrote down in my handy-dandy notebook that I can't find. I can find my knitting notebook. My knitting notebook is what I've been cheating on the blog with. Sorry!
Training summary for 2.21:
Distance: 0.77 mi
Speed: 2 mph (10mi.) 2.5mph (10mi.)
Total Time: 20 min
Overall goals: Do something (walking or cross training) 3 times a week for 15-20 min. Change horrible diet to real food.