As you know, I signed up to participate in Janetha's Adventurous April Challenge. Unfortunately, I was not able to accomplish my goals the first week due to way too many unforeseen circumstances. And, I was barely able to squeeze it in this week. But, today, the last day of the week, I finally did something that I have always wanted to do. It's not a big deal, but it's still something new to me.
I finally used the Precor AMT trainer at my gym. For the past year, I have been watching people use it and I have always wanted to give it a try. But, for some reason, I have been completely intimidated. I didn't want to look stupid while I tried to figure it out. I was worried that it would be too hard. I felt like I should just stick with my favorite machine: the elliptical.
But, today I went to the gym with the plan already in place. I knew I was slacking on the Adventurous April challenge, and I wanted to end the week with at least one new thing under my belt. So, I woke up this morning and decided that today was going to be the day that I was going to tackle the AMT.
So, after a year of building it up in my mind, how did it go, you ask. Well...it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I figured it out pretty quickly and I used it for a while. It gave me a good workout, but I still prefer my beloved elliptical. It just felt awkward. But, I realize that it could be because I'm not used to it, so I'm going to give it another chance. I just don't see it becoming a regular part of my workout routine.
I have big plans for my new adventures this week, so check back next Sunday for a full report (oh, and a half marathon report as well since next Sunday is my half marathon).
Hope you are all having fun adventures of your own!