I am still avoiding difficult cardio. But man am I tired. I think my lungs and body really got walloped with that sickness. I did the stationary bike for an hour at lunch today in the attempt at a lazy, low endurance cardio workout. I pretty much felt like a loser peddling my bike and reading my book while people pounded away on treadmills around me...but it would have been worse if not for yesterday.
Yesterday I made my way to the gym for New Rules Stage 3 Workout A and a few hours later for Victoria's class. That New Rules workout is a killer! Remember when I told you about Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats? Did anyone run home or to the gym to try those out?? Well yesterday, as I was diligently squatting with a weight held over my head, a trainer came up to me and said "Wow, where'd you learn that move? Its my favorite one but I never see anyone else doing it. Good Job." I was pretty proud.
Later, another trainer came up to me. This particular trainer has tried to bring me on as a client several times and I have made it very clear to him that I am beyond dirt poor so I will just stick with my little workout book, thankyouverymuch. Anyway, I am wary of this trainer. But this time, he comes up to me and says "You know, you are one self-motivated girl. You never miss a workout - I wish my clients were like you. You ever need any help with that book of yours, just ask. I'm happy to help, free of charge."
A few hours later, as I returned to the gym for Vinyasa class a third trainer looks at me and says "You were JUST HERE. You are always here!"
And I supposed its true. I spend a lot of time at my gym. And in yoga studios. And (somewhat) running on the streets and sidewalks. I know I try hard. But sometimes, on weeks like this when I can't run and I feel lazy, it feels nice to realize that other people, perfect strangers, recognize that I try hard too.