Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Knocked down...but not defeated

Today was Tony's challenge over at theantijared.blogspot.com . It was a challenge to do 60 minutes of working out today. Well seeing as I do 60 minutes on the treadmill pretty much everyday, I thought I would toughen the challenge for me a bit and do 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the elliptical.

The Elliptical is to me what Megatron is to Optimus Prime. One big pain in the ass that is always there trying to take you down. I have not been able to do more than 10 minutes on that freakin' machine since I started, so pledging to do 30 minutes on it today was....insane! Well it turns out insane was right, I hit the 10 minute mark and I could feel the burn. I kept going trying to push through it and at the 14 minute mark I was out. Yes that is correct, the score now stands at Elliptical 2 and Vinny 0. To steal a line form Tara over at 263andcounting.com , I asked myself WWOPD (What Would Optimus Prime Do)? So I got back on the treadmill and at least finished out my 60 minutes to complete Tony's challenge.

I will take out Elliptical!  You may have won this battle but the war is not over.


  1. You may not have finished on the elliptical but I'll be damn if you didn't commit and go to the end. You finished what you started out to do and that's the important part...

    Think about how many times in the past you probably would have not even tried to finish something because you were so damn frustrated or angry with yourself...

    Optimus prime would be proud of you!

    Don't give up on that elliptical. YOU WILL DEFEAT IT!

  2. Thanks Tara!! I'm not sure how all of you on these blogs log so much time on that machine. It is a beast. If it wasn't for all the pictures I think I would be calling shenanigans. :p

  3. BTW congrats on winning the Polar!

  4. Thanks!!! I can't wait to try it out.