Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Better Run and a Failed Snowboarder

I had yesterday off (woohoo!) and headed to the gym in the morning. Evidently everyone else got the same great idea and the gym was again packed. I didn't know so many people got MLK day off! Anyways, I managed to get on my favorite treadmill and hammered out 3 miles. I was actually feeling great and wanted to run further but the gym was crowded and I didn't want to get yelled at for being on the treadmill longer than the allowed time. I put in another 15 minutes on the eliptical but again had foot pad pain and decided to jump off. Finished up my hour at home on the Wii Fit.

I am backtracking a bit here...but the day before this wonderful run...we went snowboarding. This was my first trip snowboarding and I'm not entirely sure I can actually claim that I snowboarded since I spent most of my time on my bum. We didn't take any lessons, just had a friend kind of show us what to do before we plunged down the hill. It didn't fair to well with me because I spent most of the time falling and then contemplating getting back up. The runs were packed that day and I spent most of the time waiting for the perfect opportunity to go so that I wouldn't take out a small child while trying to get down the hill (since I still do not have a clue how you stop other than fall down). Anyways, my butt is still pretty sore (didn't help that I slipped on our front step this morning either). Strangely, my arms are sore too--Andy says from catching my fall so many times. I think I'll stick to running.


Marathonman101108 said...

I give you credit...the only thing I've done resembling snowboarding is being bored running in the snow...get it, "snow bored?!" OK, so it was a feeble attempt at humor. Hey, at least my "bum" doesn't hurt. I give you credit for running on the dreadmill. I just can't do it. Great job.

The Alien said...

I did a lot of snowboarding last year on my trip to Canada. The first 2 days were HORRIBLE!! I used to surf and skateboard and thought that I would be good instantly at snowboarding, but it took me 2 days to learn how to do it properly (including lessons).
But after I learned it was AWESOME! I love it. If you can get pass the general pain and soreness of the first few days (my arms also hurt, as well as my back, a lot!) you are going to love it too.

*jen* said...

Yeah, snowboarding kicked my butt when I tried it. I think what pissed me off more than simply not being about to grasp it was seeing how quickly my dad picked it up. Grr.

Good job on your three miler. And I hope your arm is feeling better. :)

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