The Dreadmill

Can I just tell you how distracting it is to have a 45 pound dog wedged into a recliner with you as you try to write a blog post? It is super hard.  It is only okay because she is super cute and just wants to be near her mommy.

Going into the second full week of December and I feel like this month is already flying by.  My goal for this upcoming week is to blog each day.  I am thinking this might be a slower week at work, so I’d really like to put some extra time into exercising and blogging.

My half marathon training? Not going so well. No excuses here, I have just sucked it up the last two weeks.  It has come to the point where it is just cold enough that it is really hard for me to run outside due to my Raynaud’s, and so I dread it.  And I really, really, really hate running on a treadmill. I am just so uncoordinated. I even OWN a treadmill now, and our gym is literally 1 mile away from our house so I have plenty of treadmills open for my use.  I have problems walking on a treadmill. Does anyone have any suggestions for treadmill running for the klutzy and uncoordinated?

Maybe I should will use my blog this week to keep me accountable about my half training.

Got my reminder in the mail yesterday that I have bloodwork coming up soon.  I am nervous about it.  I REALLY hope that my counts are good and I can continue to taper off the Prednisone.  Cross your fingers for me.  Though the doctors say nothing I can really do diet-wise will make a difference, I am pledging to myself to get in plenty of fruits, vegetables and nutrient dense food the next couple of weeks. Even with the holidays, I just want to eat as healthy as possible.

A and I hit the gym today and used the Arc trainers for half an hour… so at least this week is off to a better start than last week.  Now, we are off to a friend’s house for dinner tonight.

Hope everyone has a healthy start to their week!

1 thought on “The Dreadmill”

  1. Just try to make sure you keep upright, don’t bend over. Try not to look at your feet. You can wear a lighter weight shoe, and trying to make sure your cadence is good.
    Good luck

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