Yes, I whined my way through my personal training session tonight. "I can't do it." "That is too hard." "Are you serious?" I am sure there are more but those are a few of the statements I made. The personal trainer took it in stride although he did let me know I was being ridiculous. Part of the problem was that the PT was my son! He had given me some sessions for Christmas and this was the first one. I would not have given up so easily if the PT was someone I didn't know. But by the end of the session I was doing a couple of things I had thought I wouldn't be able to. Although I am a very motivated person I have not yet stuck with a strength training regimen. I actually stayed with it last time for a year and a half and then abruptly stopped. Foolish I know. This was the jump start I needed and now I will continue at my own gym. Unfortunately I won't be able to train with J again for awhile as his gym is a ways away. It is an amazing facility which believe me mine is not!! So thank you J for putting up with me and getting me back on another important aspect to my fitness. We discovered J has waaay better balance than I do. One of the things I whined I couldn't do was to balance on "whatever it is called" that I am balancing on in the picture above. Whereas J can do it on one foot with major weights in his hand.
Before this I went to Dicks to buy a foam roller. I am hoping it will help my minor injuries before they become more major. I heard a lot about them on various podcasts that I listene to and it all sounded good. Does anyone use a foam roller and have any advice or comments?
I'm also posting pics of the two items I bought in Maine last week. Well, one was at a running store in Portsmouth, NH. I returned more items than I bought which believe me is good for me!
I am an "older" runner who didn't start running until I was 50. I got hooked on running and racing very quickly. It's been awhile since I ran a marathon but I do several halves a year. The big news is that this is the year of the triathlon!