Total mileage for the week – 0 miles
So, about the running. It’s not going so well. A funny thing has happened….. I’ve been going to the gym. Weird, huh? Even stranger is this stat:
Total strength training sessions for the week – 2
This is a 200% increase from any previous week. Although I know all about the health benefits associated with strength training for women AND I have a family history of osteoporosis I resist it. In a big way. For these reasons, it was pretty crazy when I was suddenly inspired to go for it earlier this week. I owe it to a rather unlikely source.
Here’s the story…..
I was plugging away on the elliptical, counting down the minutes when a very large black woman caught my eye. Smack dab in the center of the weights area, surrounded by big, beefy men was this bright light of a woman. I guess she had some kind of aerobics routine in her Ipod, because she was absolutely rocking out. Kicking and punching and shaking her tail feathers. This is not the kind of thing I typically see in a gym. At least not in my gym. This woman was FABULOUS. She was just doing her thing and making it look quite good. Putting a smile on my face at the gym isn’t an easy task, but this woman did it. She brought a smile to my face and a nudge to go ahead and hit the weights.