Thursday~ I dragged myself to the gym today. Before I left home, I foam rolled. I am getting good at this
painful routine. It still hurts. I took the elliptical for a whirl for about 30 minutes in my recovery HR zone. I might have even been blow that zone. I lifted upper body after that. Really light weights.
3 x 12:
Lat pull down – underhand grip
Chest Press machine
Short and sweet. I think I still lifted today ( even though I have a race on Saturday), because I keep making Race Day an excuse to not lift. It’s race season for me, so that means I won’t get into a routine with weights if I keep taking days off from the weights because I have a race! So, this way I feel I did something; as minor was it may be. So be it. I got my lift on! I even stretched for a whole 15 minutes on my own. I did basic stretches along with some yoga moves as well. It felt great, but MAN am I stiff. So far there is still an 80% chance of rain for the race on Saturday. Matt and Amara will race at 7:30 am and I take off at 8:20 am. I am looking forward to it. I still have to come up with a few concrete goals before the race. I need a playlist too. I also need to figure out what I am going to wear. I have an idea, but I am sure I am going to chafe under my armpits. Always a good thing to get in the hot shower and then have your pits stinging. But it’s to support my running club! I will race in the ill-fitting XL Run Gr tank top dangit! I am sure my usual size would have been too tight on Amara. Yep. They run really small!
I took in a few more starchy calories today as well. This week Paleo was going well, until I threw in some wheat crackers ( delicious by the way) and the burrito I had tonight for dinner. Ok, it was for my 2nd dinner. My first dinner was spaghetti squash and I was starving a few hours later ( it was an early dinner for us.) I should be good to go.
I have a few
procrastinations last minute race preparations/errands to get done tomorrow. Andi and I will head to the race expo tomorrow, late afternoon. That’s when I start to get excited/nervous.
On tap for Friday: Spin ( teaching off the bike), foam roll, light walk/jog on treadmill and stretch!
I have been running this 25k race since 2005. Well, I went down to the 5k in 2007 since I was pregnant with Miles! I am looking forward to running this for the next 6th years and beyond! It’s the biggest 25k in North America. Grand Rapids is the place to be! 🙂