Can I share my morning with you before I get into pancake fluffing?
My alarm went off at 5:45am and my body said NO. I cant tell you how hard it is to catch up on sleep after last week. I laid in bed for 20 more minutes and finally made myself get up.
It didnt take me that long to get ready because I didnt put much effort in my hair or makeup. As I was walking out the door, Hopps was sitting at his bowl asking for more food. I looked down and it was covered in ants. Since this weekend we have had an ant issue. At first I thought it was us, but realized after our noisy upstairs neighbors moved, they fumigated the apartment and ALL OF THE ANTS moved down here. Its gross. I feel disgusting.
After getting in the car and heading to work (late because I had to clean that bowl and kill ants), I noticed I forgot my purse. GAH. Once I really got going traffic was so bad, it took 30 extra minutes to get to work. After getting to work, it kept going downhill I almost threw my hands up and worked from home. When I got back in the car and headed to the gym, it took an hour to get there and my workout was uninspired. What a day.
Enough about my day. Lets talk about pancake fluffing. Next week I officially start 10k training and my main focus is to possibly build up to a PR and to start strength training again. I will be the first to admit, I have a flat pancake butt. I have yet to find a pair of jeans that fit in the butt without sagging. The same with a swimsuit. I dont know how I was blessed with the all mighty pancake butt, but I intend to fix it. I sent Matt a text saying today pancake fluffing was in full swing (I am fully aware of how nerdy I am, no need to point that out).
This week’s unofficial training includes today cardio/legs, Wednesday cardio/back&biceps, Thursday bowling (12lb ball), Friday rest, Saturday long run/chest&tris.
While I was far from impressed with today’s workout, I did manage to get 120 squats with a 30lb free weight in. I think doing that before cardio made my run/elliptical harder than usual. My legs felt like jello, but my butt is no match to the squat. I did hit up a few other leg machines, but since this is my 2nd time at the gym and I was alone, I didnt branch out much because I am still figuring out where everything is (and who likes to look like a tourist at a busy gym?).
I am pretty excited about this training mainly because I know it will get me out of my funk. I will have energy again and who doesnt love spring training? Once I run the Cooper Bridge run, I have a month of dilly dallying and then I start training for Chicago Rock N Roll Half. YES! Then maybe I can start training for a marathon? Eek I just dont know.
What is your favorite thing about training?
Is there a distance you want to try but are too scared to attempt?
Next post is for my DIYers. I have a product my mom and I are trying and I want to share with you.