We’re feeling really strong with our Core work. I am seeing the benefits all over the place. The other work I’m doing with running and the like is 100% complemented by the Core stuff. I’m feeling stronger every week.
I just have to keep focus on what I’m doing. Strength not bulk. Useable muscle. Focus.
“Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you going.” — Jim Ryan
I didn’t want to run this morning. It’s a make-up run for last night. I did nothing last night because of an event. I didn’t even do Core Performance.
Who ran an extra 15 minutes this morning, on top of the 30? Me.
Who burned 730 calories on his run? Me.
Who ran 3.84 miles when all was said and done? Me.
Who wrecked another $4.72 pedometer from WalMart, this time from sweat? Me. : (
Up at 4:52 to get ready for another 30 minute run? Check
Doing double workouts for the last two weeks? Check
Feeling confident about your race in July? Check
Form: When doing pushups correctly (chest and nose in the dirt), my number goes from 25 to 11.
Drive: Without Kat, I lack a great deal of personal drive.
It’s easy to forget your goals at a gym. I was around all this heavy weight, so I wanted to lift heavy. But I had to remind myself that I’m there for strength and toning, not bulk. I’m lucky around weights. I usually bulk up really easily. The problem is, you have to maintain that bulk, and I’m not about that.
More so, now that I’m running, I don’t want to lug around all that muscle for nothing. So, I made sure to stick vaguely close to the weight I’ll be doing tonight, and I went through most of the strength workout we’ll do tonight.
I did a mile and a half walk this morning, and it was relaxing. The town was just starting to wake up. Mostly seniors and me out on the streets. It was chilly enough to need my hoodie. Now, I’m back home and listening to Johnny Cash.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying the way my body can express itself. I love that I can do things I couldn’t before. I’m hooked. I want to learn how to do even bigger feats of strength. It’s all weird muscle groups. Seems like half of what I want to do doesn’t have a direct group related to it. For instance, I like doing that move kids do where they lie on their back and then push up with their hands and legs, making a table. Know what I mean? Well, there’s no set of lifts that get you those muscles. It’s a weird mixed up group. I’m looking for more of that.
I ran 3 miles in the morning, did 20 minutes of cardio at lunch, and ran 2.25 more miles tonight. I did a full workout. With all this, I totaled out 28267 steps. That’s 16.02 miles to you and me. Not shabby, eh?
Training today was: Run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes, and repeat 6 times. Even with walking, I managed 3 miles within that 30 minutes, aka a 10 minute pace. I’m thinking maybe my math was a little off or something, or maybe I counted my warmup walk steps into the run. But whatever. I was out there running for a half hour, and I covered 3 miles.
Saw someone I know from our daughter’s music class. She and a friend were out running. I felt really good being another runner on the path, and not just watching them go by.
I read somewhere (forget where now) that I needed to fire my inner critic and hire an inner coach. At first, the idea seemed kind of laughable. Then I realized I’ve been doing it for a little while now, and I’m glad.
Think of the conversation that happens inside your head all day long. People like me, with low self-esteem, tend to listen a lot to their inner Critic, that voice of negativity that tries to help you navigate life by protecting you. Only, it has a really bad way of protecting you.