Friday, January 2, 2009

Creeping Back Up

Slowly but surely...I'm creeping back up there. I actually made it to the gym more than once this week...amazing! Next week...I'm aiming for 5 days of headaches at the packed gym. I hate January.

Anyway, I ran 5 miles on New Year's Eve. While I was sipping on my Mike's Hard Lemonade that night, a fellow non-running friend asked me "So what'd you run today?" It felt kind of funny saying "I've now worked back up to 5 miles". I don't know how in the world I managed to make all of my base mileage slip away from me...but I did it. Hopefully I can build back up quickly while battling the "temporary gym users".

Oh which also leads me to a great debate. My gym membership is up on the 11th. I have been a member at Anytime Fitness for exactly 18 months now. I was eagerly waiting for the day that I was no longer obligated to that gym...but now...I'm thinking I may return. I realized that most of the other fancier gyms will require me to pay an "installation fee" and that is something I definetly do not want to do. Actually, if I had it my way, I'd just have a gym membership for the winter so that I can run outside in the summer!!

Anyways, Happy New Year everyone!!! Have fun at your crowded gyms!


EmLit said...

I definitely know what you mean about letting your base mileage slip. It is always such a shock to realize what a difference there is between what you think you can do and what you can actually do. This has happened to me more times than I care to admit. I've always found, though, that the base miles come back pretty quickly. You'll be back to a comfortable spot before you know it. And I totally hear you about the gym (regarding both the resolutionaries and the "installation fee")--I'd say if you're happy where you are, might as well stick with it!

chris said...

I agree with Em. I have found that the base miles come back relatively quick after a long break.

I feel you about the crowded gym. It seems like it happened overnight. My gym is ALWAYS crowded now and it drives me nuts. I am happy that people are trying to get to the gym and get in shape, but it sure is a pain. It should calm down in a month or so.