When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Long description. Here is how it went today (and used to be and hopefully will be again): 1 hr total. Start with legs, I do leg presses in 4 positions, each leg separate. Then set of 200 jump rope (weighted handles). Squats with Olympic bar alternate with Romanian dead lift, 2 sets. Set of jump rope. Walking lunges with dumbbells. Standing lunges forward, backward, stationary, one leg up on bench. Jump rope. Military squat jumps, 15 one way, walk back, 2 sets. Wide leg squats 2 sets, 10 jumps on the bench with two legs in-between sets. Last jump rope. I don’t do anymore quad/hams curls and stuff, minimum machine involved. 3 sets of back extensions/oblique abs on that thing. Pull ups (those diagonal). Biceps, triceps, flies and so on, always with abs in-between sets. I finish upper body quite fast, with push ups. Holding legs parallel to the floor while pushing off the floor on arms sitting upright is my latest challenge, I can count to 10 now, twice. Then I do a few moves on the ball, and stretch. Hour.
Since I was off this regime for at least a couple of weeks, and even before it was flu, before race, after race, man, was I aching this morning! I finished great, and then couldn’t walk upstairs for 2 hrs!! It went away, but came back after the run. I ran on trails in Tryon park at 2 pm. Where did the sun go?? At least it’s not raining, and the trails are dry. Now, about roots and rocks. That would be overestimate for the parks around me, though you do run across some things. You can find those in Columbia River Gorge, the weekend warrior runs, but still, after I saw a picture of HURT 100 - we have it easy. I also started my trail running back in NY, and the Escarpment trail in Upstate needs a special attention!!! That’s why I will take my time to ever try for Massanutten 100 in VA...The run was easy, recovery pace. I came home and discovered that my legs are burning and couldn’t remember why. Ha, pit-stops in raspberry bushes! And I still have lots of marking from Capitol Peak 50 last June and this winter’s after-snow storm wild Gorge run (I will try and attach the picture).
Whew, I am winded to write...now time for grocery shopping. Sheesh, this blogging thing is addictive!