Good morning (or maybe afternoon. It’s morning as I start this, but may be afternoon by the time I post!)
Today – on day 7 of NoJoMo and day 7 of my thankful challenge – I am thankful for water. I have had a boatload it feels like already today. Plus, it is helping me clean out my system from a little bit of indulging, especially on Saturday. Yesterday was a pretty light day, but we ate out for both lunch AND dinner on Saturday, and I didn’t eat any breakfast that day! So hooray for lots of cold water.
I started the 100 push ups challenge this weekend. On Saturday I took the “test” and hammered out 30 real pushups, nonstop. That means I skip ahead to week 3 (and do the most advanced workout). I did the first workout yesterday. This workout was as follows:
Set 1 – 14 pushups
Set 2 – 18 pushups
Set 3 – 14 pushups
Set 4 – 14 pushups
Set 5 – max (I did 25 pushups)
There is 60 seconds of rest in between sets. And I completed them all without issues. Chest and shoulders are not sore today either, which discourages me a little. I really wanted them to be sore!
My hammies have been hurting pretty much constantly. I know it is because I am back to running and they are not used to it yet. So I know it will get better soon. And I look forward to that. So, to help with that, I purchased something when J and I were running around all day on Saturday:
Yep. A fancy new (and intense!) roller. I played with it for quite some time on Saturday afternoon, and definitely felt more relaxed afterward! I would like to get into the habit of using it three times per week. Always on the day that I run. Once marathon training begins, then it will be 4 times per week. It is definitely “tougher” than the other one I have, and so maybe I will alternate between the two for a while, especially until my hammies get used to the intensity that this one causes.
I didn’t work out with Mike yesterday. *sad face*
I am really starting to get excited for the Pig though, I think that the race this weekend really started to make it seem more real to me. It made me nervous since I feel like I have lost so much conditioning, but I know that I will get there. I know that I can do it!
We leave on Thursday. I CANNOT WAIT!!!