Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pre-season Task 4: Gearing Up!
There is also that sense of 'I want to do it properly' but maybe that is my perfectionist excuse coming up again. I want that heart rate monitor, I want to join the gym, I want to get a personal trainer, I want to get that aerobic step, I want to get all the dvd's and books, I want to do yoga classes, I want to go to Zumba, I want.. I want.... Wahh! Tantrum!
I need to suck it up and just do it. I'm getting the swimming lessons, and I have decided to get the gym membership (found out I get a month free with a three month membership). The heart rate monitor - well, I'm gonna see if I can win it in a challenge or something! Or maybe stick on the hubbies credit card! lol
So what "Gear" do I currently have?
I have swimming lessons on Saturday mornings which will eventually turn into doing laps building up to 750m and then 1500m.
I have running three times a week, a normal run of 5k, an interval running session to build up speed, and a long run building up to 10k.
Now the strength training is where I am worried. I would like to join the gym, but I don't want to be embarassed at the gym doing some wierd circuit training schedule Mish has put us on and look like a fool. And even though no-one else really cares - I will feel embarrassed. So maybe I should stick to dvd's for now? I'm not sure. This is the one where I will have to wait and see.
The stretching and yoga and abs exercise on Fridays I am a bit worried about as well. I'm just not sure what I can commit to. I have 'some' stuff at home, like the fitball and I have access to a few sparkpeople videos on utube I could use. But I am just not sure!
Part of it is just not being sure what is expected, and part is over analysing as well. I trying to think it too much. I was only asked to figure out 'where' I was doing stuff - gym, home, outside, or a combination. So it is really easy. The cardio I am doing outside, the strength I am doing at gym hopefully!
The only other question is.. do I need a heartrate monitor?