Monday, February 28, 2011

2 for 3

This morning I woke up 5 minutes before the alarm went off. I hate when that happens. This time it was because of the hard rain and wind hammering the window. I tried to go back to sleep but when the alarm went off Woody and I quickly decided we didn't want to start our week by getting soaked on the way to the gym, so I set the alarm again and we went back to sleep. I had some weird dreams over the next hour. Maybe my mind was playing tricks on me because it knew I should be running! I was supposed to do three miles and strength train this morning. Oops. Now I have to figure out how to make it up. I think instead of skipping my rest day on Friday (which means I wouldn't take a day off till 11th, I'll just add a mile or two on Thursday. I have to run 5 tomorrow and don't think I have enough time to run 6. Hmm... I'll be thinking about this the rest of the day, I'm sure! I did do a bit of stretching while Woody was showering though. I am so stiff in the morning!
I had a pretty good weekend, though. We had beautiful weather, which was a nice change from our deluge of rain Friday morning, and allowed us to spend a lot of time walking, rather than in the subway.

My training schedule called for six miles Saturday morning. I did this on the treadmill, although I really should have taken advantage of the weather instead. It was really cloudy when I was leaving for my workout but was bright and sunny when I was coming home. Oh, well. Can't do anything about it now. My run started out pretty sluggish and I thought I was going to have a tough time getting through it. My legs were stiff for the first mile till I finally got into a good rhythm. Sometimes I feel like my feet are going faster than the belt is. Is that possible? I don't know why I do that, but it usually doesn't take long for me to settle in. I watched the TODAY Show and learned all about Will and Kate's big trip to St. Andrew's and who got wedding invitations (I think mine must have been lost in the mail), then before I knew it, the six miles were done. I just did a somewhat short core and stretching session before I headed home.

Sunday morning I really wanted to get outside for my workout but I had 60 minutes of cross training on my schedule. With all the walking we did yesterday and the running I put in last week, I had to play it safe and stick to a low-impact workout. I can not get injured again. I have to be careful to not over train and pull strain another muscle in my foot. So, I hopped on an elliptical in the fitness center in our building for 60 minutes and watched GMA. Did you hear about the awesome 5th grade choir from PS 22 on Staten Island that sang on the Oscars last night? Their story is fantastic! Check out their videos if you didn't see them last night.

I love the drummer! So cute! It's really a great story and fun to see how excited they all are. Staten Island is kind of the afterthought borough in NYC, so it's nice to see these kids getting some attention!

My workout was good, but boring. Not much to say about an hour on an elliptical! Hopefully I'll get outside one morning this week. While I know I love running outdoors, it's been a little hard to get myself out there even when we have had nice weather. I think it's partly because the water fountains are still off, I don't know how my sinuses are going to do and it's still dark when I have to start my run. But, I do want to get out there, just have to do it once and I'll be fine. First step is always the hardest, right?

  • If you're on a cardio machine at the gym, do you listen to music or watch TV?
  • Do you think I should add mileage to my other runs this week or just skip these 3 miles I missed today and move forward?
  • What did you think about the Oscars last night? James Franco's disappearing act was interesting... probably because he wasn't quite at his best ;) Personally, I'm thrilled "The King's Speech" and Colin Firth won!
Saturday's workout -
6mile run
125 crunches
2x50 sec planks
3x10 glute kickback

Sunday's workout -
60min elliptical
3x10 side bends
3x12 tricep kickback

Today's workout -
Unexpected rest day


Karen said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to get soaked this morning! Sounds like you are taking it easy and doing a great job! Keep it up! :0)

Julie D. said...

great workouts, don't get down on the 3 miles missed. Just push harder this week and if you are able to add them in great, if not, don't sweat it. The choir was great. Really glad Kings speech won.

3:59:59. Bitches. said...

Haha, hope no Staten Islanders are offended at being an after thought! But you're spot on with that - even for the NYC Marathon, you're in SI for about 1/4 mile! It's like it hardly counts.

Penny said...

Dont fret the miles you missed. Just keep on track this week and you will be good. I missed Franco dissappearing act. Darn it I fell asleep. I have to have my tunes or I dont run. Need my MOJO. Have a great week.

Rose said...

I watch tv when I'm on the cardio machines at the gym, usually the news. It's the only time I ever watch the news, but at least it keeps changing, so I don't get bored. Plus, I get slightly educated.

Lauren said...

I really don't like waking up to rain, it just makes morning activities so much harder! I don't blame you for sleeping in. Have a good week!

Lisa said...

Thanks for all the support ladies! Now I don't feel so lame for skipping the gym!

Rose, I do the same thing! I watch the news while I'm at the gym to get my fill of info. I'm not home in time for the nightly news!

Tropical Eats said...

the first step is definitely the hardest! always takes so much motivation to get outside.

waking up before the alarm is the worst thing ever. So depressing when that happens!