Pancake Fluffing

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.

  1 comment for “Pancake Fluffing

  1. January 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    that sucks about the ants but that is an awesome “unofficial” training schedule. great job on the squats.

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