I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Hey, I am training!
So on Monday I did that bike thing for 30 min at moderate effort and skipped Tuesday. Wednesday I went back to the gym and biked harder for 35 min followed by Elliptical also for 35 min. After that I managed to do leg machine for 10 min before I got bored with the how little variety and how careful I had to do it. Any abs or upper body I tried threatened to pull apart my stitches, so I gave up.
Thursday was kind of fun as I decided to walk to work. This, I figured, would give the rest of my family time to sleep in (one car and me begining to work early) and would provide me with some relative cross-training. I even dressed up in running clothes, took my pack (filled with change) and a water bottle and took off. While I shortened the way by a a mile (for 4M total instead of 5M I do when I run to work), it was great! After initial short slight uphil I go for almost 3M flat and slight decline, and then shoot up for almost a mile. My legs were acting up at first as if they forgot how to walk, my hamstrings complained (hmm, what's up with that?), but as I fell in a groove, I began moving quickly. It took me 68 min, what I was really happy about, I sweated quite some, my HR was above 130 the whole way (what is 70% to my surprise), and I got a small, but adrenaline rush. I think this could be a way out of my current madness! I bet I can get under an hour for this route. Hey, small goals count!
There were lots of pictures and reports circulating from WS100, it was so much fun (and learning experience) to read! I hope to be able to impliment many of tips people provided to what worked or didn't work for them at a 100 (or/and in training). Especially on blister care:)
Now back to work!
P.S. BEST PICTURES FROM WS100 ARE HERE BY MASTER G.
More AWESOME pictures are HERE by a happy dude TOM R who helped his amazing brother JEFF to get TOP10!