It's another dog-heavy post. Sorry, non dog-lovers!
This morning I got out for a run with Mr. Roscoe. It had warmed up a bit (40s seems down right tropical compared to the 20s!) so the run was very pleasant. When I run with Roscoe, I don't wear my Garmin because I don't honestly want to know my pace. This morning was no different- I just started my Nike+ (so I could know our mileage) and off we went!
Crazy Face did great for the first few miles. He dragged a bit on the uphills but caught back up on the down. Maybe we should do some hill work? I got about 4 miles out of him before he went kaput. He was more than ready to hop back in the car, come home to his water bowl, and then spend the rest of the day curled up on a blanket.
Since I didn't feel like my workout reached its peak during our run, I came home to try Gourmet Runner's 100 Reason to Get off the Couch. I turned up the music and hit it:
100 jumping jacks
90 ab exercises (crunches, leg lifts, leg extensions, side-to-side crunches, etc)
80 squats (sumo and standard)
70 jumping jacks
60 ab exercises
50 walking lunges
30 push ups
1 plank until exhaustion (mine lasted a whopping 2 minutes before I cried uncle)
Holy crayap it was hard!! I was shaking before I even got half way through! It took about 20 minutes for me to complete and let me tell you, almost 10 hours later and I'm still feeling it! If you have a spare 20-30 minutes, the above exercise will definitely get your heart rate up.
And confuse your dogs.
hey mom, watcha doin?
And if you've ever wondered what our evening routine is like, it goes something like this:
Catch up on blogs.
Be pestered by a nosey dog.
hey mom, watcha doin? huh? huh? watcha doin?
Attempt to entertain said dog.
The above picture best describes the personality differences between Crazy Face and Little Paws.
Include dog in the elevation of feet.
Tomorrow is a rest day and then Saturday is Half Marathon #5!
Answer my questions, please.
How was your workout today?
Go try Vanessa's workout and tell me what you think about it!
Any races this weekend?
Does your dog want to be included in EVERYTHING you do?