Thursday morning, 530 am found me in the basement with P90X Day 8 going on; back to chest and back or something like that. Push ups and pull ups like mad. I think Im getting more used to it; I didnt have to watch them as much and I was able to do some things better. Pull ups are brutal. I cannot even do one. I put a foot on the chair and manage to pull up on the bar, but Im not really doing pull ups. I try to remember that even pulling up some of my weight Im doing more than before. And maybe by the end I will be able to do one.
Push ups are better, I can do lots of those, and some are even going really well. Im trying to use good form but sometimes I resort to doing them from knees (such a chick) so that I can concentrate on keeping body straight and do a few more of them. Better than none. Dive bombers were so much better day 2...I could figure them out faster and I did 5 the first time with good form before I dropped on my face. I noticed on Tuesday that I had a pain in my abs - a burning sharp, not a sore ache; and suspect in the puke fest of the weekend I may have pulled something. Thursday I did not make it very far into Ab Ripper...the sharp pain became a stabbing and I am convinced Im going to get a hernia. I KNOW I wont. But jeez. I will try it again soon.
|Running conditions in Balmy NS|
Late in the afternoon I threw on the running clothes, figuring there was a chance the roads might be clear enough for a run. They were, barely. I thought the plows had the roads nicely pushed back but the drivers going way too fast on slippy roads must have thought otherwise, the looks I was getting. and the shaking fingers. Shaking heads, swear words. I tried really hard to stay to the side; when a wood loaded truck passed me on the bridge I stayed very still lest I slipped underneath; but it wasnt enough. They have way too much faith in their tires. SIGH share the roads? My active lifestyle should not be such a burden.
Anyway the slush on the sidewalks was unwalkable let alone runable so I did most of the running on roads. Barely any sidewalks anyway. The loop was 8.6 km door to door and it took an hour. And 5 seconds. SO slow!
A bath and sleep by 8 pm completed that night. So I could get up early and do Day 9 of P90X. It was Plyometrics. The cardio in that program always leaves me a little..."that's it?" It's not that its not hard. Im used to more intense cardio. And the rests in between? lots of those. Not that I dont get tired. Just not enough.
So after an hour of PLyo this morning I did 57 minutes run 8 km tonight while Taylor was at swim. And the sidewalks were still not cleaned off. SIGH it is like running in sand. And I was weary and cannot believe I did not fall at least once. SO hard! Snow running deserves its own category of Hard Core. It was a perfect day; around 0 C, sunny by times, totally nice. (ok a little wind). My loop took me a lot of up hill and then rewarded with some downhill then flat for about 3 km. It's good.
Now tonight, pretty tired. Having a slumber party for some little girls. I want to go to sleep; hockey at 7 am. Might get to sleep eventually.
I think my plan is to NOT run tomorrow; 3 days in a row anyway. Will get day 10 in sometime tomorrow; I think it must be legs but I dont remember.
I need to get a long long run in this weekend but I dont know where to go; these sidewalks are killing me with their 4 inches of snow/slush. I need roads somewhere. 14 miles in this weather is hard; calling for more snow tomorrow. Banks are already at my waist and crossing them has been challenging.