Thursday I met with the trainer. I went in to the gym pretty nervous. She said she was running behind and that I should talk to the guy that works for the gym for a bit. I ended up signing up for a gym membership. I had pretty much known that I was going to do that. I think it's something you actually have to do if you are going to work out in their gym. He started with some pretty high numbers for how much it would cost and I told him I wasn't prepared to pay that much and that I had seen a much lower number on the website. He was like "oh ok" and signed me up for the way way lower amount. It's $15 a month on a month to month basis. That's like eating out one big meal, so I think I can sacrifice that much for myself.
After that I met with the trainer who was super nice and had AWESOME arms and shoulders. She didn't have that scary body builder type of body, just really fit. Her husband does martial arts with my brother and she actually knows who he is so that was nice. She took me through the weight machines and showed me how to use everything and answered all my questions. We did the machines two times and she also showed me some stomach muscle exercises that didn't need any kind of machines. She said it sounded like I was doing really well with my food and my couch 2 5k, and bike riding. She encouraged me to sign up for the Bean Festival 5k, which is in the beginning of September. Oh and she said my legs looked really good. (small high 5 to myself!) My arms were a little sore but not too bad. I go back on Wednesday and most likely Friday too. I have a feeling I will be MUCH more sore after that.
When I got home I signed myself up for the Bean Run. I think I'm slightly crazy but it is a walk/run thing so I can walk if I need to right? I looked at the map and I'm thinking I might try to do it a few times on my own before the actual race day.
Later that night Jess went with me and I finished week 2 of the couch to 5k program. Other than walking 7 seconds early on the second jog I did the whole thing.
I'm a little nervous of week 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
- Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
- Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
- Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
- Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
3 minutes of running?? Can I do it?? I really hope so! Last time I did this program I stopped on week 3. I don't remember why I stopped other than my calves were really hurting me a lot. This time, no excuses. I have to do it! I paid for that run, I have to!
I think I'm going to go out tonight and do it. It will have to be pretty late though since we are supposed to be in the 100's today.