Tuesday, December 19, 2006

elliptical

I can vaguely recall the last time I tried to do the elliptical trainer. I vividly remember how laborious it was. I remember not being able to do it more than 5 or 10 minutes without a break.

Well, this morning's return to the dreaded trainer after a long haitus was nothing like I remember. I had no problem doing 45 minutes and actually got into what felt like a groove once I got going. The purpose today was to just get a workout in while my abdomen heals. I worked up a pretty good sweat. I got to where I could let go and sort of swing my arms like I was running and it was kind of fun. Of course, afterwards, I walked outside to get my clothes out of my car and I was longing to be OUTSIDE, RUNNING!!! I actually ran to my car, maybe 100 feet. Only felt the abs slightly.

I'll be following doctor's orders to the letter and WILL be ready for Saturday's LLR.

7 comments:

David said...

With your new fitness level, NO gym machine is safe from the Vic-maister! :)

Humble Runner said...

I've done some reading and it appears that Bear-claws, french-fries, and soda are good for lower abdomen pain. (evil grin)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm...bear-claws, french-fries, and Diet Pepsi.

Homer

TX Runner Girl said...

Mmmm...bear claws! Add some fudge and truffles too. :-)

Pat said...

Shame shame on you guys and the evil snacks. I think Vic just needs to do some more cross training of that area. And I wouldn't recommend solo crosstraining.

Seriously, take care of yourself.

J~Mom said...

Those snacks sound mighty yummy. I vote for the cross training though!

WalkSports.com said...

Vic, great job. I do an hour hard on the elliptical and I never touch the sticks, and I can put the equivalent to 5-or-so miles cardio-wise without the pounding on the knees.

Plus I can catch up on some reading all at the same time. :)