To treadmill, or not to treadmill? Well, that’s a good question. Nothing says, “I’m taking care of my body” like running in place for an extended period of time.
Anywhoo – that’s what I’ll be deciding tonight at the gym. I worked the elliptical last night, which was nice. No spin this morning because I had an appointment before work. I’ll probably use the bike tomorrow night or Thursday. I haven’t done any upper body strength training in a week or two because of a shoulder injury and doctor’s orders to rest it, dammit.
I understand there are benefits to varying what type of cardio you ask your body to do, because you increase your strength and endurance doing different exercises. Our bodies are amazing – they can adapt and become more efficient at one type of exercise if that’s our focus. Our brains are amazing too – but they can get bored. Having a multitude of workout options is one of the best things we can do for both our bodies and our brains. After all, variety is the spice of life.
So, I think tonight is a good time to start the indoor jogging and focus on core and lower-body strengthening.
My fancy-pants gym has a jogging track, so now I’m thinking that I should do that for a mile or two and see how it goes..
Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted. :)