August 2, 2011
Once again, it's ridiculously late, and I'm up just getting home from the gym. I blew it tonight. The timing was perfect. I was outside while the little one was riding her bike. I would bring her in in the next ten minutes so she could get her bath and watch her show while I got my outdoor run in. Although it was still hot outside, it was cooling off and there was a wonderful breeze. I had plenty of time to get my thirty-minute run in and everything.
But then some neighbors came over to play, and my well-laid-out plan went right out the window.
On a good note, I finally got all my Dad's Bob Seger cd's downloaded and synced to my phone. So for tonight's run, it was all Seger. I followed the same four:one plan. Although most of it was in my target heart rate zone, I wasn't quite feeling it tonight. Not sure why. Maybe I'm just tired from the late night last night and not sleeping well. It wasn't a bad run, it just didn't have that same "in the zone" feel. As I was finishing up the second mile, I was thinking, "where's Old Time Rock and Roll?" Almost on cue, the song started for the last 2/10 of a mile. That made me smile and it was a good way to finish!
As I was stretching on the mat, I thought I would try some of the core exercises that the coach sent us. I started with planks. You know how much I love planks! As much as I love planks, I love reverse planks even more. (In case it isn't obvious, the previous statements should be read with every bit of sarcasm you can muster!) I imagine this is because I tried to do one the other night, and I couldn't get my bum off the ground! So embarrassing! So imagine my surprise when I tried one today, and there was actually space between the mat and my bum! I think I held it for maybe five seconds, but it was a start. But I'll take it.
I'm sure it had something to do with the Seger. He rocks!