Wednesday, July 21, 2010


It's amazing how much difference a good attitude can play in making a better workout. This morning was 100 times better than yesterday, just because I remembered when I awoke to thank God for all He's done and to ask Him to help me have a better attitude. Then I went to the Y. (It also helped that Will gave me a slightly different workout than I'd had the previous two days, and this one did not include any altitude drop legs or dynamic glute ham raises!)

The morning workout was 5 on, 5 off thru 45, short water break, 45 on, 5 off thru 5:
  • Front-foot-elevated lunge R, L
  • GHR at parallel (as if I have another option; interestingly, this morning, someone actually knew that what I was doing was a hamstring exercise—usually I get funny looks and questions from people wondering why I'm napping or what kind of push up I'm doing)
  • Push up on knees (I felt like I could barely hold myself up, but I did keep pulling into the deepest position possible)
  • Preacher curl, light bar
The afternoon workout will be amazing: 10-20 minutes of breathing and visualizing. I used to hate this, but I've been practicing and found that it really is beneficial—it helps me focus and relax and think. Then it will be off to watch Team B rule the crit course again! (Which they did, coming in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 13th.

As soon as the women finished racing, I hit the road for a quick 2.5-mile jog. I had to know whether I could do it how I was feeling, so that if Sunday comes around and I'm still kinda sore I can still race. And I can. Got my confidence back up, especially since I ran the pedestrian bridge twice (which will be part of the race Sunday). I can't wait!

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