|Everyone wants the treadmill on the right|
The problem was many times my morning would get filled with meetings that made it hard to sneak away and the later in the day I put off the run, the less likely I would do it because what's the point of going to the gym, working out and then coming back to my desk for like an hour?
Now I generally get here between 8 and 8:30 and if I go straight to the gym, I can work out at a relaxed pace. Before I was rushing to get my workout in and if others were in the gym I couldn't always be sure I wouldn't have to wait for the shower to be free. And it's a very tight locker room.
These days I'm just doing a 5K run on the treadmill, which I can get done in just under 30 minutes (sigh). I may bump that up to 4 miles soon as I seem to be able to run it non-stop providing I make it to the gym with some consistency. I might also start going just to work out on the machines.
My goal is to get back to an 830 min/mile and 200 lbs. To do that, I first have to get back to running consistently and bring my pace to a 9 min/mile and drop my weight to 210. I'm just about there. The scale said I was 215 this morning and I have been tottering between 212 and 215 for the last couple weeks (down from an all-time high of 219 a month or two ago!)
My Commuting Time
Yesterday I left the house at 7:20. It took 20 minutes (7:40)to get to the expressway entrance at Foster. [I drive a couple miles to that entrance because its "less" congested than Irving Park or Lawrence.]
Got to O'Hare/190 10 minutes later. Then I got to I-88 at 8am. In the parking lot by 8:10.
today I left at 7:27 and got to Foster 15 minutes later. All of the above was 5 minutes faster -except 190, that still takes 10 minutes which is good for rush hour.