Thursday, June 29, 2006

Still haven't hit the weights

and I'm looking for any and every available excuse to avoid them. I'm trying positive thinking about how much better my running will be if I lift more regularly...but so far all I've been able to positively convince myself of is how much I truly hate lifting. And it's not like it's a huge routine...all I'm shooting for is about a twenty or thirty minute upper body program. I need to just do it.
In other news, today was one of my regularly scheduled 1/2 days of work. Usually I work three ten hour days and two five hour days, but lately it's been more like three ten hour days and two eight or nine hour days. I still put in six hours today, but today was the first time in a month or so that I haven't had to go back to work after having a few hours off on a Tuesday or Thursday to see a few more patients. I know, I'm too flexible with my schedule, especially for people who don't really appreciate me as much as they should.
I felt like I was doing something wrong by having a whole afternoon to lounge around. I spent the afternoon doing laundry, straightening up the house, riding the stationary bike, reading, and planning my dinner menu (garlic ginger chicken with brown rice-which was delicious by the way). This makes my apparent weight lifting deficiency all the more sad and pathetic.
Alright, now is the time to quit talking about here I go. Then it will be off to bed, as somehow the nap that I had penciled in this afternoon never quite materialized.


Firefly's Running said...

I am sorry that you are not comfortable yet to get in your weight lifting. Go for it! What do you have to lose?

Anonymous said...

I struggle with the same problem. Your PT I know better than anyone what is right to know and I know you are more than comfortable about lifting weights so don't worry. WE'll get motivated someday - NS

Anonymous said...

okay, that didn't make much sense - I suppose I shouldn't be trying to do 3 things at the same time but you get the picture.

~JDoubleU said...

I have some light weights at home and a 15 minute arms routine I do with them. That way I can do it while I am watching television or talking to the husband or whatever and there are just generally less excuses. Total cost was about $30 and I am going on three years of upper body improvement :)