A blog about running in the Houston area with notes about diet, cross-training and weight loss. Incidental topics include USA and African travel, vegan cooking, movies, books, and bird-watching.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Personal training update - Week 1
And so it starts. All my life I have been avoiding push-ups, but after 57 years they have caught up with me. My new personal trainer – Gamell at MyFitness on Memorial Drive – likes push-ups a lot and I am doing several different kinds of them (elevated, involving an exercise ball, combined with scissor jumps & more) during every session. Why have I been avoiding push-ups all these years? Because they overtax my weak upper body. Why does Gamell think I need to do (more) of them? Because they target my weak upper body, naturally.
The pic was taken on December 31 2009, one week after starting to work with a personal trainer. Weight = 168 lbs.
I am a veteran runner who started running as a lark in high school and have never stopped. I have run 15 marathons, the last one of which was the 2009 Boston Marathon. My other interests include the movies, cooking, travel (the business that I'm in), opera and birding, although I do not have as much time for it as I used to.