Ran on TM -
30 mins/3.6 miles
Elliptical – 30 mins
Ab moves on ball
Walked the dog – 3.3 miles
Ran outside easy
7.25 miles/63 mins
Walked the dog – 2.0 miles
If you look at my miles tally on the right, you’ll see that I’ve run very few miles this month. In April I ran 4 marathons and an ultra relay and ended up with 307 miles, a monthly high for me. So I knew that I should take May a little easy, and when the blog decided to take a rest, it made it all the more easier for me too.
I’m going to try to not run all this week until the weekend, but we’ll see how that goes… I want to get back into taking some barre classes and try to do more core work. I have two marathons in June but nothing in May so it’s a good time as any.
BUT even though I haven’t been running, I’ve still been sweating. Mostly about John Travolta’s recent legal troubles but also some cross training: I’ve been putting time in on the upright bike, elliptical, and stairmill. <—that thing is a legit workout when you’re not draped over the handrails.
My gym has a couple different elliptical options and I like the kind (above right) where the movement is more up and down like a stair stepper. I crank up the resistance on that and get pretty dang sweaty by the end.
Yesterday for once in my lifetime I did some core work on a stability ball. I did 3 sets of 15 of the reverse bridge and the jacknife and then did a few crunches on the ball and finished with a 2 minute plank.
While I’d never kick a six pack like Dara Torres’ out of bed, my concern is having a strong core for running more than anything else.
Although abs like that for a 45 year old mom are pretty silly sick:
Besides gym time, I’ve been taking lots of walks lately which I love.
Obviously the main reason we have legs is receptacles for skinny jeans and high heels, but the second reason is to walk. It’s just relaxing and nice to be outside.
Yesterday we got caffeinated and then walked 3.3 miles in a little over an hour.
Last week I received some new shirts from 26.2 Apparel – they’re a super soft “DriBlend” shirt that’s only $15. They have that sort of old, worn in feel and look less “technical” than some of the other 26.2 shirts I own.
I really like the design of the pink shirt but love the heather grey color best. Unfortunately, I already spilled crap on my pink one and think I stained it. Why am I allowed to eat without a bib on?!
Many of you emailed me and said, I like the clothes but I’m not a marathoner and would feel like a poser wearing it… Well, 26.2 Apparel listened and now has 13.1 gear in different colors:
My shirts are size small, but they are fitted for a woman so if you prefer a looser fit, go up a size.
You can check out all the tops and colors here and they’re all only $15. Get your bad self one and we can be twinsies.