Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Failed trainer session
We went back to the trainer Monday night. Our last set of sessions ran out a couple weeks before Shamrock weekend and we decided to wait until after race weekend to sign up for another set of sessions. I was a bit surprised that we even got to go when I woke up to this:
But, somehow it snowed all day, but it was so warm that it melted what stuck overnight and all new snow that fell during the day. I have no idea how that's possible, but it is.
So, first night back. I've been doing these sessions for over a year now and I'm pretty confident in my ability. Sure, we may up the weight which is a challenge, but I'm able to do the routine. We did some stuff that was a stretch, but I managed it all. A lot of our recent work has focused on balance. I have none. Sad.
But what upset me and is still upsetting me is the above set of planks. In the above photos each step is separate, unlike what I did tonight where you did all three in the same exercise. I had a 10 pound weight and struggled with the front lift. I could barely lift it with my left arm. I could easily do the row. It was the only thing I could do in this exercise. The twist holding the 10 pound weight? Yea, I got a few on the right side, none on the left.
I felt like a complete failure. A little over a week ago I ran a half marathon - 13.1 miles - how can I not be able to do this? How could I not raise a 10 pound weight? I am angry. I am frustrated. I am upset. I cried on the way home from the gym. Hubby kept telling me he struggled with this one too, but you know what? He did it. He completed it without have to modify it or cutting out the twist.
So, right now I'm feeling a bit down on myself. I was so psyched for half marathon training and right now I'm feeling like it's just going to be an uphill battle...one I'm not sure I can win.