… will it make me stronger?
I walked into my High Octane Training class yesterday evening – arms, abs, quads, inner thighs and tush still sore from Saturday’s Boot Camp. Every squat, lunge, crunch and lift stung as we worked our muscles to exhaustion. The bursts of cardio in between felt great and kept everything pretty loose. I absolutely love the class – for the instructor, the music, the variety and (most importantly!) the workout. But holy crap, it’s exhausting.
I followed it up with a quick run (5.39K = 3.35mi in 29:43) before collapsing on the couch to catch up on some TV. When it was time for bed, I could barely carry my legs up the stairs. I had planned 8K for last night, but knew I didn’t have it in me. I’ll make it up tonight or in the next couple days.
I’m having a very difficult time staying motivated to run by myself on these cold, dark and icy/snowy evenings (whereas I loved running solo in the summer). I can’t wait for my marathon clinic to start in January, when I’ll be meeting the group to run three times each week. ‘Til then, I’ll latch on to company when I can and suck it up when I can’t. Tonight will be solo… meh!
Tomorrow I’ll be trying something new and running before Spin class. It’s all about experimentation.
In other news:
• I lost 2.2 lbs at WW on Monday
• I have 17 working days til two weeks off for Christmas (!!!)
• I really need to start Christmas shopping…
Happy Hump Day!