My legs are screaming!
Today was Day 1 of the the Legs Love Lunges Challenge! I am super excited that a good number of you have accepted the challenge! If you missed it you can check it out HERE! It’s not too late to join the fun! Let me know if you want in!
Here are the peeps who have accepted the challenge thus far:
That is EIGHT (8) of you, 9 counting myself, who will have awesomely (yes, that is a word) powerful legs in one (1) month! Or so I hope!
So today I ran 4 miles and a half mile cool down with AN the RB! It was a good morning for a run! The air was cool with a slight breeze! I’m trying to stay away from the mid-day runs, I have learned my lesson. Period.
We did our 4 miles in 35:03 (8:44 pace). Then we ran an extra .25 and walked about .25 home. Once we got back to the house, you guessed it…LUNGES time. My legs were already sore from the weights yesterday, but a challenge is a challenge and my lunges days will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. I have also accepted The Hard Core Challenge hosted by Jamoosh. I will be doing the core workout on the same days as the lunges. That’s right folks. A-Dawg is getting crazy up in here. Yo. If you need a translation that means I am getting serious on some cross training!
So here is me and AN the RB doing our lunges:
AN the RB’s form looks great…mine on the other hand, NOT SO MUCH. See how my right leg is? It should not be angled inward. It should be straight out in front of me with my knee directly over my ankle, making a 90 degree angle. I am going to have to really work on my form.
This evening I told the Hubs about my challenge and he decided he would participate too, which of course means that LB and Lazy Dog are joining the fun…
Tomorrow is a solo 7 miler. Woe is me.
And have I mentioned lately that I am supposed to be doing a triathlon this coming weekend? Yeah, I’m registered for a Sprint Tri. I guess I’ll decide on Friday if I will do it or not. I don’t really want to do it alone. My friend
RED, who shall remain nameless, is not participating anymore. Who can blame her though, really? It is a HUGE ordeal and will SWALLOW the whole entire weekend: Packet pickup Sat in Seattle, set up bike transitions after 11 AM Saturday, then to the race at 6 AM Sunday. I guess it does leave time for other stuff, kind of. But doing a race by myself is just no fun. The Hubs, AN the RB and my Official Race Crew (at least I think she offered) have all offered to come cheer me on so I will decide. Oh and did I mention I also have to do a long run Sat AM? Yeah, so the tri may just be the end of me….
Today I am grateful for:
A good run with AN the RB!
Awesome summer evenings spent outside and in the yard.
Wild blackberries that grow in our alley…yum!
PINK. It’s my favorite color.