I’ve yet to find a balance between running, yoga and finding other ways to make my muscles weep. With 13-miles (run) on the agenda this weekend, and mile repeats that have yet to see the pavement, I’m sitting here after class this morning on a Ryders high.
Luckily for my legs, we focused more on abs & arms today. Not lucky for my abs & arms, but they took it in stride. If you’re interested in making it hurt to laugh, here’s a glimpse into part of what we did this morning (exercise, holding time):
Plank, 60 sec
Forearm Plank, 40 sec
Plank – Lift right arm, then left, repeat, 30-40 sec
”Walk” – Go from Forearm –> Normal Plank, 60 sec
Left Side Plank, 40-60 sec
Right Side Plank, 40-60 sec
Plank, 30-40 sec
No, we didn’t get a break in between. But to avoid injury, know your limits!
Then we did core work , laying on our backs (scissor kicks, leg raises, etc) with weights on the ankles. Abs, beware! You’ve been attacked.
In other news, I’m accumulating random useful kitchen gadgets! D’s mom sent me a Salad Spinner a few weeks ago, and I finally had reason to use it (Thanks, Mrs. C!!).
Thanks to my win over at Heather ‘s place, I got a full box of Door to Door Organic veggies this week! This included a full head of lettuce (see above) and some fresh arugula (still on the stem!). As it turns out, lettuce is one of the dirtiest things in that box, and this could not have been more helpful:
Rinse, chop & toss it in! It spins those leaves around fast enough to get the water and dirt off, and leaves you with salad-ready greens. I love this thing!
Last night marked week 2 of our weekly run club – we had twice the attendance (10)! It was enough to split into two main pace groups, and to get me So excited for the growth we’ll see in the next few weeks. As Daylight Savings time finally kicks in, various route options will open up and we can offer a doubled-distance. Yes, we’re going for progress here!
Question for today – What’s your favorite way to make your core burn?