Today’s Workout – Walking

Total Time: 20 minutes

Incline: 5%

Average Pace: 3.6

I haven’t put a workout in my posts in a while, so thought I would throw that in.

I wish I had some amazing awesome story to share with you on my first day of cross training, however, it was pretty simple and slow.

I wanted to start out very slow mainly because I have walked a lot over the past several days and I need to play it safe.

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I can’t even begin to describe how nervous I was to step foot on this treadmill today. The last run I had before my injury was on my home treadmill and all I could think about was the pain that started right after I finished.

I was so scared that it would start up again.

Thankfully this workout was easy and there was no crazy pain to go along with it.

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In total I walked roughly 20 minutes at a 5% incline for a total of 1.25 miles. It was slow, steady, and easy. I could have kept going but after all the walking I had done I thought 20 minutes was enough for my first day.

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I decided to read some more of my new book while I was walking. I can’t tell you how informative and interesting this book is. I am looking forward to learning so much from it in my transition eventually back to running!

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This is embarrassing, but it is the best depiction of just how happy I was to be able to do SOMETHING!

My husband and I are trying to budget out a way for me to resume my gym membership.  Until I find another job we are on a very tight budget and every little bit counts.

We are hoping to figure this out soon. I am keeping my fingers crossed because I am really looking forward to trying out many different forms of cross training.


My main focuses if I get a gym will be:

1. Spinning

I doubt I will be doing many classes because there is a lot I can’t physically do yet, but I plan to spin my heart out by myself. I will have to start out at low intensity and just go for calorie burn and keeping my heart rate up.

2. Rowing

I have never rowed before in my life. In fact the machine itself scares me.

I have looked up some workouts though and I’ve decided when I get back to the gym I need to face my fears.

3. Pool Running and Swimming

I really don’t like to swim. It is BORING to me.

I don’t know how I can run 2 + hours on a treadmill but hate even 15 minutes of swimming.

I am going to make myself suck it up and try out pool running and swimming. I may have to force myself to do it, but nothing worthwhile ever came easy right?


What is your favorite cross training exercise? Any good workouts you can share with me?

In other news – pray the government ends this shutdown or they will be canceling the Marine Corps Marathon!!