Friday, October 15, 2010

off day

today i had the most miserable work out. can't put my finger on it exactly. not sure what was going on. i did do a new strength workout on tuesday and that may have had something to do with it as my legs were a bit sore still today.

when i woke up this morning it was a beautiful, crisp fall day. poor puppy looked at me longingly. can we go for a run? i was going to run 2-3 miles today. i planned on it. the thought of running outside was just too much though. i decided to go to the gym instead. sorry pups.

so at the gym i did 3 miserable miles on the treadmill. they were absolute torture. i wanted off ever second of that run. i felt like i was lugging an elephant on my back. i ran mostly at 6mph. within that 3 miles i also did 3 hills at 6% for 1/4 mile. i actually planned to stop at 2.5 miles but i carried the torture on. the whole run i was fidgeting with my ipod, my clothes and pretty much everything.

when i was done it was on to strength training. pull muscle day as i did push on tuesday. very tired during weights. i even cheated my last set of lat pull downs which is not like me. i then went and did some mat work for my itband and butt. i should not have today due to my mood. i could barely do 5 reps of  simple exercises like side leg lifts and clamshells. very humbling. actually i wanted to cry a bit.

the moral of the story. some days it just sucks. we ALL have those days.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3

so i have been struggling the last few weeks with some back pain. it finally seems to disappear as mysteriously as it appeared after several chiro adjustments. then today i woke up to a cold and i am coughing.

for those of you who don't know often when i get a cold the cough can linger for literally months. i try not to think negatively and just hope it clears up asap.

so when i was checking out my workouts at i noticed there is only one week this entire year i didn't do at least one run. if i didn't run today it would have been 2 weeks. i couldn't let that happen so i did a short 2.25 mile run this morning.

i planned on starting "making the cut" workouts again this month. at this point i am going to give my back another week before i start such an intense program again.

this long weekend i am also heading to victoria, bc for a couple of nights with my friend and my son. hoping to meet some fellow sparkers. ds is going to do the kids run. so although i am not running a race i will be doing 1.2 km. this weekend is bringing up bitter sweet memories. 2 years ago i ran my pb for the half in 2:01 and i was probably in the best shape i had ever been in. ok, not sure that is 100% true but that is how i remember it. well at least the 2:01 was true. part of me wishes i was running but most of me doesn't want to dedicate so much time to training and running.