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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Addicted to Sweating

The kids went back to school today and I took advantage of their absence to run a few errands and go to the gym.

As I was doing my jogging on the Couch to 5K program I thought to myself, "I am definitely liking the sweat I get from jogging versus what I get from working out at home to a DVD."

This is just so crazy to me. Now, I know that the workouts I've been doing on my Wii Fit The Biggest Loser game have been strengthening my core, but they don't make me sweat nearly like jogging does.

I'm not sure why I love the perspiration so much. Maybe it's because I feel so strong when I'm done. I know that I was able to accomplish a more intense workout and that makes me feel wonderful!

You know what else is wonderful?

I'm noticing that when I'm jogging I'm feeling it more in my legs than in my chest. That is to say that I'm not as winded as when I started. More of the struggle to get through a jog is to make my legs keep going, but my lungs/heart must be getting stronger because my breath isn't so ragged sounding. Yay! :D

I do have a question for the runners/joggers out there:

Any ideas why my calves would hurt more jogging on a track/road versus a treadmill? I'm thinking because the track is a harder surface, but I'd like you're insights.

That's it for today. Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far.


  1. The only thing I could think of is the inclines of your track/road vs your treadmill. I do not know the answer to that one! Have a great night :-)

  2. Hey, great work on the C25K. That is a wonderful program.

    I don't have an answer about your calves. I never could master running on t he treadmill. Too difficult to slow down/speed up.

  3. I love how jogging and sweating make me feel, too! It sounds like you are making great progress. It is so nice to see improvements when we have been at it for awhile. I don't consider myself a "runner" yet so I can't answer your question but my shins definitly are more sore when jogging outside as opposed to on my treadmill.

  4. I think our calves work more to push us forward vs a machine that moves the belt. I'm like Barbara: my shins hurts more.

    Thanks for mentioning that you are beginning to feel it more in your legs than chest. It gives me something to hope for.