The day started with a little cross-training, not as fun as running but it still did its job to make me sweat, load up on endorphins and catch up on reading and tv (Saved by the Bell). 20 minutes stairclimber, 20 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 10 minutes (what felt like 58) weights.
I even showered and got ready at the gym…only problem was that I forgot a silly brush. My hair does not dry well without a brush. A woman that I always see at the gym walked in as I was taking this picture and making a weird face, from this time forward it will always be awkward to see her.
Here is an awesome article about Abdi Abdirahman and his approach to training.
It is so interesting to me to read about him because according to his times you would think he was very strict about his workouts and diet. He trains and competes because he absolutely loves it. He listens to his body (and mind) and doesn’t let running take over his life and forget about all of the other amazing things this world has to offer.
I think reading this article is going to help me get out of that running funk that I have been having because if even an elite Olympic distance runner can take a laid back approach to running so can I. Time to add more fun and less thinking into running.
Just got to the airport! Billy had to go back to school so my mom and niece came to pick me up and brought donuts to help Billy get through this time of missing me so much for the next 48 hours. I don’t know how he is going to live without me for so long.
What was your last cross-training workout?
Are you laid back about your race training or are you type A about your training? What race were you most strict with concerning your training?
Who is racing this weekend? Who is running the Ogden marathon tomorrow? Long runs?
Anyone going out to dinner tonight? Where?