Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What's your game?

In an effort to get myself on a path to better workout routine (hence the word routine), I left for work this morning with my duffel bag. The plan being: to work early, leave work shortly before 5, and on the bike in spin class by 5:30. check, check, and check.

I had put together my week's tenative "schedule" with hopes of feeling the best I've felt in a week. And, after getting a good 8+ hours of sleep last night as well as giving myself a positive pep talk to start the week, I went to work this morning with a smile on my face, feeling rested and a hell of a lot better than on friday. The day just flew by. It wasn't until I had been on the bike for a half hour that I realized my "scheduled" spin session followed by a few miles on the thrillmill wasn't going to happen. And, to be frank, I wasn't going to push it either. I need to fight this cold.

I left spin feeling as if I accomplished more in that hour than I had in days. The distance wasn't the game today. We worked on our triceps and biceps doing many sets of different kinds of push-ups while cycling, deep pushups as well as little pulses. We worked our endurance with a handful of sprints, seated and standing. We worked our core with jumps and some intense agressive riding. This session was definitely mind over matter. After 45 minutes on the bike, we closed with some inner-thigh workouts and some very relaxing yoga positions. I could have fallen asleep right there and then.

OCN: 14.56 miles

Tomorrow I am going to play it by ear. I am hoping to get up at a decent time to do some pilates and strengthen that core. If it is too hot in the evening for a few miles run (it is supposed to be 90 degrees), I will pass on that and go for some strength training in the comfort of my own (small) living room with my friend from Turbo sculpt.

Have a great hump day, y'all!

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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
~ Winston Churchill

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16 comments:

hepsmom said...

Way to go! Getting your plan together is half the battle. Kudos to you!

Firefly's Running said...

Great job!

kelsalynn said...

You should definitely join me w/ Sept-e-polluza as long as you're feeling better...I'd hate to be the one who encourages you to not rest and relax to fight off your current cold.

My only requirement is to run everyday during September and in order to count- it must be 2 miles or more. The only exception is on Mondays, the day after a long run, I can WALK the two miles.

You can tweak it to fit your fitness goals though and I hope you do. Make sure you post back and let me know what you decide.

But first, FEEL BETTER!!! =)
KelsaLynn

CollegeGirl said...

I love your ending quote!

Wes said...

Nice spin! Yea, kick that's cold's arse :-)

Anne said...

I'm trying to develop a new work/exercise routine too. I think it's tougher when the workouts come at the end of the day, but some of us must get to work way too early to do all this in the morning (and, on the plus side, you aren't as rushed in the evenings...just a little more wiped out.) You get extra credit for spinning while feeling sick.

BlaineandSteph said...

Dang do i miss spin....

Jess said...

Good job with setting the routine in place!

psbowe said...

Nice quote. That's what I like about spinning, the variety. Still getting in the workouts while you're under the weather...you're really determined.

Jess said...

Man everyone seems to be battling some form of sickness lately. What's the deal?

Great job on the cycling though!

Nicole said...

Push-ups on a bike. I think I would have died.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

good for you for getting there.

personally, i'm not worth much after work. i have no idea how folks can go to the gym after work. if i don't do it in the early AM, it doesn't happen...

Molly said...

I agree with Lisa...all I am good for after work is a glass of wine and bed!

Take Care

L*I*S*A said...

You got it goin' on!!

Danielle said...

It's always good to plan ahead and be willing to adjust if you need to.

for the cold, have you tried cold-eze? It helps shorten the duration of a cold (and I buy the target brand).

scott keeps running said...

thrillmill...hee hee hee