Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Old Time Rock and Roll

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!

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