Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lean and Strong

To be honest, I am sh*tting myself. Me and weights, just don't mix. Running, I can do. I hadn't done it for years, but my body and my mind did remember how to do it. I have never been strong; unless you're talking about my baby-carrying muscles, which are finely honed (I can still carry my 18kg three-year-old on my back all day in a good carrier).

Last round I said i was going to do it, but chickened out because I really wanted to do that half-marathon instead.

I need to break down my comfort zone. Running is great, but I need some muscles to underpin the cardio. On that note, today I visited the gym behind my work, and I am going to cancel my current membership and join up there. It is small, and hopefully I can become comfortable in the weights area. Also classes like Powerbar and Abs Butts and Thighs run at lunchtimes.

HOWEVER, because I'm a sucker, I've also signed up for this running course. Haha! It's aimed at a 10km run i'm doing in October, I would like to beat my personal best and get below 50 minutes, but also I haven't had any running coaching since I was in high school and it will be interesting to get professional advice.

If I update this blog regularly, is anyone actually going to read it? If a tree falls in the forest ...


  1. I hear what you are saying Georgie!!! :D On all levels.... Just so you know - I do read all your updates!!! :D Although I follow so many 12WBT blogs now - it's difficult to keep track of who is who.


  2. P.S. I am your opposite!! I love strength and get hung up on the running!! Working on becoming a runner though..

  3. Yep others hear you too. I'm just starting my first 12wbt so am putting myself out there too, not always comfortable but needs to be done (IMO). Well done YOU :o)

  4. Naww, thanks Lan Bee & Time2Trim!

    Lan Bee I am grateful that running comes somewhat naturally to me (don't get me wrong, it was hard when I started again after many years, but I always knew that I would be able to do it), I think it is probably more daunting to learn to run from scratch than learn to do weights.