Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cross training day

Since I couldn't find my shoes yesterday I pulled up RunnersWorld Fully Fit and worked through most of the active warm-up. I was in a small room, so I couldn't really do the 20yd exercises.

After warming up YourselfFitness style I did
20 forward leg swings ea
20 side leg swings ea
10 donkey kicks ea
15 side scissors ea
15 forward scissors ea
10 Cossack extensions ea
10 V ups
5 sets of push-ups via 100 push-ups in 6 weeks
wrestler's bridge several times during the push-up rest periods
regular bridge several times, plus bridge with knees together (that's hard!)
10 rocket jumps

Then, using my mom's very light weights in lieu of a medicine ball (because I was at her house, and that's all I could find), I moved into the core work out
10 rotating knee lift ea
10 woodchoppers ea
5 big circles ea (my right knee was starting to be bothered)

and finished up with curl-ups (sitting, right leg infront of left, curl up to the right, left, center; switch legs and curl up to the left, right, center).

Today my hips and hamstrings are very sore! Not helped of course by sitting in a truck for 10 hours w/o much room to stretch my legs.  I definitely need to do that workout more often.

Oh and then a couple of hours later my husband found my running shoes behind a pile of laundry.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Well that was disappointing

I got up this morning & got ready to go for a run only to discover that I'd left my sneakers at my in-laws' yesterday. We'd gone to the lake earlier, & I'd been wearing my sneakers b/c DH had talked about hiking a bit, but we just went to the water, so I switched to my Crocs for the beach. When we got back to the house, I took both pair of shoes in. I think I was planning on putting my sneakers back on, but I put my Crocs back on instead.
So now, I have no running shoes, & I got hungry fast this morning, so I've already eaten. I guess I'll do a full Active Warm-up set and some ab work--I've hardly done any of that.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Running in Texas (or trying to)

This morning I headed out for a nice low-altitude run. The problem is that it is quite humid here! At least it is to me! It's almost as hard to breathe well here as at 1mi high; I jokingly told my mom it's like trying to breathe underwater. I ended up walking most of my 1.96mi, but at a <16mi/mi pace it wasn't too slow. I'm not used to getting so sweaty when I run!

I'll try again later this week. I also need to work on cross training to maintain aerobic fitness when I'm not running. I've pretty much dropped it completely lately.