Keep on Keepin' on...
So word on the street is there's a football game going on right now.
And I'm pretty sure that I'm one of the few people out there who isn't watching it. Which is especially tragic considering I work in advertising and this is supposed to be the best! night! ever! for our industry. Looks like I'm guilty of one of the cardinal sins in Ad Land.
Oh well! Shame on me.
Today brought an 8ish mile training run on my St. Louis Half marathon plan. Wasn't too shabby. Ended up throwing down 7.94 miles at a 10:32 pace. It actually felt like I was running significantly slower than that, so I can't make any complaints on my pace. About half way through my left ankle started to make its presence known and with a bit of quick mental math I came to the harsh realization that these bad boys have somewhere between 450-500 miles on 'em. So with my next paycheck, it looks like I'll be ordering myself a new pair of Brooks Trance 9's.
Things are going well on the strength training front so far. However it's become quite evident that I need to start lifting 2-3 times a week if I want to see the results I've laid out in my head. But progress is progress, so I can't make too many complaints. The weights that I initially worked with are gradually getting easier to use. I imagine in another week or two I'll graduate to some 8's and 10's on various lifts. And I've been perusing the Women's Health Magazine website looking for inspiration and various lifts to mix things up in the weight room. Great little resource that site is.
And I think this year I'm going to make it a goal to try one new thing a month from a training/athletic/conditioning standpoint. If January was Chi Running, then February is going to be trying my hand at the Bar Method (it's a strength and conditioning class that uses the basics of ballet, pairing it with the key tenants of yoga and pilates--and having danced for more than a decade, I figure it may be right up my alley). I have a free class to test thanks to a gal at work...and from what I've read I had better be prepared to not be able to walk the following day. I'll be sure to report back with the full kit and caboodle on my experience.
There really isn't too much to report on at the moment. Starting this past week I've been closely monitoring all the crap I put in my mouth and making adjustments toward eating better--but that's a post for another day in the future. Afterall, garbage in = garbage out.
So until next time, keep on keepin' on my friends...
Labels: weight training