|January 22, 2014||Posted by Presley under Fitness, Motivation, Workout|
I was going to finish recapping our recent race-cation, but I don’t really have time to blog tonight. I did want to pop in and tell you how much pain I’m going to be in tomorrow. When your lower body is sore because of an injury, it only makes sense to rip your upper body to shreds. Totally logical. It’s like pinching yourself when you get a shot or something. But instead of a little pinch, I did this:
Oh, and in case you’re OCD like me, here is a photo that will really grate your nerves:
I thought I had really nailed down the placement of the papers before I started, but apparently I overestimated my bulletin board abilities. I have shamed all teachers everywhere with this display. Yes, the owl is up for the entire school year. It’s called laziness. On the plus side, my kids cracked me up today. I told them to create crazy dinosaurs, and one of them drew a rockstar. Brilliant. He’s only four! Total savant status, yo.
Alright, well I better get to bed. Maddux, my lovely and amazing toddler, has recently decided that 5 am is a great time to get up in the morning. I usually wake up between 5:30 and 6. Less than an hour difference, but nonetheless depressing.
Question 1: What workout did you complete tonight? I’ll definitely steal it.
Question 2: Does that board make you want to cry? It’s okay, we can talk about it.
Question 3: What type of dinosaur would YOU be? Make it weird.
|January 8, 2014||Posted by Presley under Fitness, Life, Motivation, Workout|
Still not running. Still bitter about it. Just kidding, I’m dealing with it better than I thought I would be at this point. The half is 10 days away, so I’m just hoping to be able to run it at all. The fact that my foot is still hurts just while standing or walking around isn’t a huge positive. I’ve tried to limit the time I spend on my feet, tried icing and stretching, and tried wearing different shoes but nothing has helped so far. I’m going to call a PT tomorrow night if it still hurts after work. What are the chances that I just have a tendon issue that resolves itself by tomorrow? Not good?
Since I couldn’t run tonight and I was still sore from GRIT yesterday, I decided to play around with my new stability ball. My abs were literally the only thing on me that didn’t ache tonight. Well, until I did this (and totally didn’t make one word plural):
I did each of those as many times as I could and then repeated it for another round of torture.
These moves are harder than they look! Pikes are no joke, and I’m pretty sure I fell off of the ball about 10 times trying to do them. I can say with full confidence that tomorrow will be a total rest day unless I can run. Then, if you need me, you’ll find me pounding the pavement. Or tripping over my own two feet. One of the two. Seriously, though, it would be amazing to jog even a half a mile tomorrow. If there is a running fairy, I’d like her to grant me that wish.
In honor of how poorly I handled the pikes, here are three other things that are harder than they look:
1. Accepting the fact that I can’t run right now, even though I feel like I should. Tried coffee. Ended up with wine.
2. Pretending that I didn’t tear up when he held my hand today. I acted all tough about it on Instagram, but I am a sap at heart.
3. Teaching a class of four-year-olds how to say “collaborate”. It took about fifteen minutes of practicing before we even got close. We’ll get there.
What about y’all? Attempt anything new recently that was way harder than you thought it would be? Happens to me about 10 times a day. I think I overestimate my abilities pretty regularly.
|November 8, 2013||Posted by Presley under Baby, Fitness, Life, Workout|
I have a “long” run tomorrow. So, naturally, I ripped my legs to shreds tonight. No one ever said I was good at planning. Seriously, though, it was a really good workout. I have a feeling I will be crying through my hilly nine miles tomorrow.
As usual, I took a perfectly simple workout and made it a tacky, themed piece of… beauty.
I love him so much, but he is completely reckless. Is this just a toddler thing? I don’t want to be overprotective but I also don’t want him to beat himself up every single day. Ryne and his brother were freaking nuts as kids, and I’m starting to get a little worried about Maddux. He might have a dangerous mix of my lack of foresight and Ryne’s daredevil tendencies. That’s a horrible mix of traits, huh? We are in for the ride of our lives with this kid. Moms and dads, please tell me you can relate.
Oh, snap. It’s after 9 pm. I better get off the computer and go watch some Christmas movies. You know, priorities and stuff. Good luck to everyone racing tomorrow! Let me know if you’re one of those folks.
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Presley under Fitness, Life, Workout|
Y’all. I’m pretty sure I’m running on auto-pilot today. I got a grand total of four hours of sleep last night. It was fun times. I did, however, have the time and energy to work out tonight. So that’s a huge win, right? It was technically a rest day on my half marathon training plan, but I really don’t want to give up strength training, so I’m sneaking it in when I can. This workout was actually really, really tough for me. I just never know when I’m going to get a chance to do anything, so I try to torture myself every possible opportunity. Kidding. I’m not going to strength train on every single “Rest/Cross Train” day. Just when I feel like it.
Of course I made a themed picture of my workout. I mean, who doesn’t do that? Anyway, now I’m pretty much a zombie, so I’ve got to crash immediately. If none of this post makes sense, if I misspelled everything on that image, and if somehow this doesn’t actually get posted… well, you know why.
PS: Tomorrow I’ll be at work from 7 to 7 for report card conferences. I also somehow have to find time to run a 5 mile tempo run. Should be pretty exciting. I’ll run in the morning if Maddux doesn’t stay up all night again. If that happens, I’ll try to run tomorrow night. Eek. That’s some spooky stuff, for real. I’ve got the coffee on deck either way, so it’s all good.
PPS: I know I complain about dumb things when other people have way bigger problems. I just really like sleep. I can’t help it. I know I’m lucky that finding the energy to work out is my biggest problem in life right now. Very lucky. Alright, now I really have to go force myself into a light coma. Yes, I realize it’s 8:15 pm. No shame.