Happy Monday everyone, I hope your weekend was great! I forgot my running shoes at home today so no lunchtime run for me. I was annoyed that I'd have to run in the heat and humidity when I got home, making my day that much longer and going to bed that much later. However, the forecast was rain so I decided I'd just print out the strength training workout that my trainer gave me and head to the gym. Ya know, to actually TRY. Instead of hating on all the girls whose bodies I secretly want I decided I might try what they do to look that way. Just once.
5 minute warm up on stationary bike
2 sets of 12 incline dumbbell flys
2 sets of 12 wide-grip pulldowns
2 sets of 12 leg extensions
2 sets of 12 seated leg curls
2 sets of 12 dumbbell hammer curls
2 sets of 12 dumbbell lateral raises
2 sets of 12 single-arm dumbbell extensions
2 sets of 20 seated calf raises
2 sets of 20 full sit-ups
"cardio workout" was suggested next, so I did 3 miles on the treadmill at 29:19. I was tired when I started so I'm glad that I saw it through the whole run. And I know I need to get used to running on tired legs, much more tired legs then what I had today. So I'm proud of myself. I stopped at the library on my way home to pick up my latest installment of "read everything I can about running," Joan Samuelson's Running for Women.
So, I'm trying to read everything I can on running these days. Kara Goucher was my first choice, of course, and then it was Born to Run and Bart Yasso's My Life On The Run. I picked up Joan's book tonight and I have three more on hold coming from other branches. The Complete Book of Women's Running, Mile Markers, and Running on Empty. Knowledge is power and I want to feel like I've read everything I could to prep for marathon. Do you have any book suggestions, both inspirational and training-oriented? How was your Monday? Any training goals for the week? Time for a quick shower and off to bed!