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 -
2x50 sec planks
3x10 glute kickback
Sunday's workout -
3x10 side bends
3x12 tricep kickback
Today's workout -
Unexpected rest day