Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm Such a Lightweight!

1.0 mi. in 13:34 min., 0% incline as warm up for strength training.

I feel really silly when I am in the free weight area at the gym. There are all these muscular guys who have been working out daily for as long as I've been a member. Then there is me. Middle-aged and really out of shape. I lift my 5 lb. & 10 lb. dumbbells next to the guy who is grunting his way through bicep curls with a 50 lb. dumbbell. Quite a scene to the outside observer.

I don't want to get stiff and sore. I don't want to injure myself. And I'm not interested in having a muscular body. I just want to develop strength in my upper torso so I can run better. So I will continue to lift light weights as I develop my muscles gradually. Hopefully those triceps that are beginning to flap in the wind will slowly tighten up and go away.