Just a wee bit sore from yesterday’s 5k run, I headed out the door this morning for an even 3 miler. I made a plan and I’m gonna stick to it, by Bob! :D Today I ran solo so I could get a good feel for what kind of pace I’m starting back off with again… and it weren’t purty, for sure. *sigh* I’m dealing with a 12mm pace once again, as I’d feared. But, that’s ok – this too shall pass, as I well know. I just have to stick to my guns, work the plan & before I know it, I’ll be sitting happy at 10mm again. I’d love to see 8mm, of course, which is where I was at when the tendinitis struck, but I am NOT PUSHING for that!! And I’m damn sure staying the hell away from that freaking dreadmill! LOL
When I got back home, I took Leonardo out for a walk so I could round out my workout to a full hour. Naturally, he was happily trotting along, looking back at me, tongue a-flying, smiling as if to say “c’mon, slow poke, RUN, damn you!”… so it was kind of a walk/jog for us both. I only took him out for a mile & spent time chatting with the fellow Dane owner from around the corner. :)
Also started up my 100 pushup challenge again. Of course, I still have the stitches, so I’m doing inclined pushups on the heels of my palms – not quite the same as regular pushups, but that’s perfectly ok. They still give a good solid working of the entire upper body! ;) Got my 100 done yesterday as well as today, YAY!
And in the interest of making sure I keep my diet balanced for starting up my running, and because I seriously missed my fellow Road Runners over there, I got myself logged back into Spark People for the first time in a looonnnggg time. I’m back to it, tracking my food & exercise to make sure I stay on top of it. :)
::waving over at all my fellow RRs::
It’s a dual purpose shout out, to my fellow RRs on Spark as well as my fellow RRs on Ravelry! ;) Ya’ll know who you are, ya shoe burning and/or cat licking folks.
I’m getting ready to finish the oldest manlet’s soap sweater today. Then next up, I’m seriously considering a shawl, though I really miss working on socks. So it’s going to be one or the other – might break my rule of only one project at a time & do both! LOL I’ve already got a hankering to figure out a new design – this time, I really want to come up with something fun for Draco. We’ll see. :D
*sob* So it’s the last day of my vacation. Since I was sick for most of it, it really stinks that it is almost over. I didn’t really get to do anything much in the way of FUN. Though with all the time spent in bed recuperating, I must say that I am at least a bit on the relaxed side, at least! LOL
I loved spending time with my IRL BFF, that’s been fantastic. ;) We went & saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button yesterday together. That was excellent… a good movie to make ya think a bit (or at least it worked that way for me, anyway!). The whole “youth is wasted on the young” bit & all. I do appreciate that my 20’s would have been much better had I known then what I know now… but then again, I’d not have my 2 wonderful young manlets if that had been the case, so I am actually very happy that my life has worked the way that it has. :)
Today’s Ravelry Search
Gotta have some fun in this long post, since it’s the last day of vacation, right? ;)
It’s my understanding that the best way to get rid of earworms is to pass ’em along, so HERE ya go! ::laughing evilly::
Happy Sunday, all!
Stupid non-running question: Should one also do pull-ups when doing push-ups?
Ordinarily, I would be doing them – or rather, hangs until I can actually manage some pull-ups, yes. I can’t manage them now because of the dratted cut in my hand. I also love to hang & do leg lifts to work the core/abs while I’m at it. Push-ups alone are simply excellent for a total upper body workout, the pull-ups aren’t necessary. They just add to the workout on the back, which is probably worked the least during the push-ups, to my thinking. :)
Thanks for the info.
I was thinking about getting a pull-up bar that you can hang over a door frame (not the ones that you drill into the frame itself). However, purchasing one in January would be New Year resolution-ish of me and would have a high possibility of being a hanger to air out my running clothes. If I really, really want one in March, I figure that I’ll get one and might regularly use it, although I can’t do a single pull-up if my life depended on it.
I actually got one of those for my oldest – he LOVES it! It’s one of those “as seen on TV” things that you can use for pushups on the floor, too. The key is making sure you have a doorframe with the molding around it, you need that. I only have one doorframe in the house with one, luckily. :)
I’ve got molding on most of my doors. I just need to make sure that the dimensions of the door and the thickness of the molding that I want to use it on fits the bar’s requirements. The pull up bar that I’m looking is from Amazon. Maybe in a month or two I’ll get one…