I am giving myself a huge high five right now...
I totally ran today without my iPod.
This is a huge achievement!
And I need to shout out my success!!!
As you know, I've had this little music thing about working out...Like seriously addicted dependent. My iPod speaker jack took the dives so I didn't work out for two weeks until I figured out to oh, buy a new iPod. I've been loving the new iPod. It's glorious....
I have an awesome 3.5mm Jack in my car so I can listen to iPod jams while driving---which is super and the new Vampire Weekend album is just about the coolest. Give it a listen. SERIOUSLY...So, the juice on the cute little purple iPod has been drained a little more frequently than just using it for running....
Today, I hit the treadmill----another super achievement....my cardio has increased. Instead of doing the elliptical for 20 minutes and the treadmill for 20 minutes, I started this week JUST DOING THE TREADMILL. That's right, folks...Running straight for 40 minutes...Or, rather, I run about 5 - 7 minutes, walk for 30 - 60 seconds, than run again. (Except for Monday when I ran for 29 minutes straight...that was a first for me...)
I got on the treadmill, and my battery bar was invisible. Not a good sign for this music addicted cardio lover. But, I put the ear buds in, hit start and away I went. And, I ran solid for 9 minutes, then cranked up the elevation to 15 (no idea the units of measurement here. I know it's high. :) walked/ran up the massive hill, came back down and zoinks! The iPod died.
But my body wasn't done running. So I took the buds out, and I ran. I straight up ran without music....The sound of my breath kept me in rhythm. OHMYGOODNESS, IMAGINE THAT! It felt so amazing!! I ended up running for 16 minutes, doing up hills for 3 minutes, doing sideways runs for 2 minutes, and walking at 3.5 to 4 mph for 6 minutes. I did a 3 minute cool down at 2.5. It was a great cardio sesh! I was so super thrilled with my breakthrough I went ahead and did 150 abs..
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