So, Kristen gave me a workout to do on my own. I have to say - one thing that's great about working with a really good trainer is even when they're not there, you still hear their voice, pushing you to run just a little faster, push just a little harder, sweat just a little more. At least, that's what it's like for me.
Today, I was scheduled to do interval training on the treadmill and I ran 3 miles in just under 35 minutes. I started off slow - I was still so sore from yesterday's arm workout. My first interval was a slow 4.5 mph jog. Okay, it was actually a 3.0 mph walk for the first minute and a half. Fine. Anyway, suffice it to say that by the time I hit the 1-mile mark, I was doing my slow interval at 5.0 mph and was cranking it up to 7.0 mph for my 1 minute sprint. I heard Kristen's voice during my last set - push it! push it! push it! I ran my last mile at 8.0 mph! I thought I was gonna take off for 30,000 feet, my stumpy little legs were booking along so fast.
After I finished my run, I still had abs to do. Kristen wanted me to do three sets of three different ab exercises: plain crunches, Starfish crunches (where you touch your hand to your opposite foot), and then 25 second planks. I don't know where my inner strength came from. I was in so much pain, but I was determined to finish strong. It was weird (and continues to be weird) to look in the mirror. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I see muscles that I know weren't there before. Other times, I just see pudge.
I have to believe. My body is changing. I will be a buff mama.
Later, all. I'm falling asleep at the keys.