My alarm went off at 5:00 this morning just like every week day morning. Most mornings I don’t mind at all; this morning was different. Yesterday, after the half-mary training run I came home and did some laundry, cleaned a bathroom, mopped the kitchen floor (oh, and watched a few basketball games – Yay, U of M! Thanks so much OSU!!!) Anyway, I didn’t rest much post-run. Then, during the night I developed a super sore throat. Of course, I was sure I had strep (my daughter just got over having it) and I was sure this was going to be the thing that got me off my training track. So early in the training schedule too – damn I was pissed. I let it bother me enough that I slept very restlessly most of the night. But, 5:00 came and out of bed I crawled – sore legs, sore throat and all. Mondays I typically do a little walk with my Mom around the track and then do a leg workout. There are a few flights of stairs to get up to said track and this morning those bad boys kicked my butt.
My mom didn’t actually make it to the Y this morning because the roads were a little slick. As you can see the track at the Y is pretty but it’s also a lonely place at 5:30 a.m. I figured my legs would appreciate a quick walk for about 10 minutes before diving into my leg work out. They agreed and felt a little more loose after my short walk.
I spent the next 1/2 hour doing my little sequence of lunges, leg presses, hamstring curls, dead lifts, etc. and I wrapped up with a few 1 minute planks (yes, I’m a plank wimp and can’t do many nor can I hold them for long!) a little stretching and was back out the door by 6:30.
Have a good Monday everyone!