Happy New Year’s Eve! I was up bright and earlier than necessary today. I have been up since 3:15 am. I woke up and could not fall back to sleep. My alarm was set to go off at 4:15 am too. Hate that! I was up and out of bed before 4 am because there was just no point in lying there any longer. It was a balmy 37 degrees at 5 am! It was very warm! The highway was VACANT. I might have been the only car on the road- no joke. It was weird. I was waiting for some crazy psycho to jump out of my hatchback and freak me out. The gym had a few people and I consider myself lucky that my spin class had 12 people! Nice! I repeated the 6 minute loop interval class from Wednesday and it was a hit. After class the oldest gym patron ( Fred- he comes to my class every Friday) came up to me. I think he is in his 80’s. He wanted to know the artists of 2 songs I played. I noticed him dancing on his bike when the songs came on so I knew exactly what songs he was referring to. John Mayer Crossroads and Maroon 5- Give a Little More. He was funny! He asked me to play these songs agin next Friday. This won’t be a problem since I LOVE them both. 🙂
After spin I went on the elliptical for about 20 minutes in my recovery Zone 1. After that I did some weight – less weight training. I used the newest issue of SHAPE magazine for the workouts. The one with Brooke Burke on the cover. The workout was pretty good. All it used was a stability ball and a mat. For workout click HERE. I just noticed that the workout was called a butt workout. It all makes sense now! DUH and oops! Oh well. Everyone needs a good butt firming workout right?!?! After that I went on the treadmill to walk and watch some TV for 15 minutes or so. I changed clothes, chatted with friends and stretched. It was a nice way to close out my 2010 workouts!
I have some good fun news too. I signed up for a race. It’s not even in Michigan. I got the early bird rate ( I ALWAYS sign up the day before and pay like $25 extra or more. Dumb.) It’s The Glass City Marathon in Toledo OH. There are a few people from my job at the YMCA
on my case that have been asking me to do it with them for a few weeks. It should be a fun time. So far I have no goals. I have run one half marathon before and it was partly on a trail in the middle of the HOT summer! This one will probably be cold, but that’s OK. I just realized that it will be the day before Boston. You know, that race that I qualified for but won’t be running? Yep, that one! Ommmmmm! ( that’s me letting go of negativity….) I need to figure out my plan of action and what I want to accomplish there. Will this race be a fun run that I will do with my friends? Do I want to bust my butt and try for a 1:50 ish time? Should this be a training run in preparation for the 25k in May? I have some stuff to figure out for sure.
13.1 Here I come!!
On tap for tomorrow: RUN! I have a race to get ready for! 😉