Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weights, Run & Day With Friends

Weights & Easy Run
This morning I woke up way earlier than I'd have liked on a Saturday, especially when I wasn't going out for a long run. I will say, it felt strange not getting prepped for a 12-miler, almost depressing in a way. My legs were still feeling really tight, not wanting to move for me.

Good thing the 12-miler wasn't today huh? I didn't want to go to the gym so early, so I got some house chores done like laundry, sweeping, mopping. After procrastinating with chores, I finally headed to the gym around 8:45. My weight plan was to hit back, chest, shoulders and abs. I did start out with about 10 minutes on the elliptical to test my legs and to warm up. Then I went with trisets of 3x8:

TS#1
Underhand barbell row
Arnold press
Flat bench chest press

TS#2
Pullovers
Lateral raise
Flat bench chest flyes

TS#3
Double-arm rows
Incline rear delt flye
Incline chest press

I did some ab work and stretched for a bit before heading home.

When I got home, I turned right around and headed out the door for a run around the neighborhood. My goal was a slow, easy 3-mile run. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it a mile, but once I got going, my legs actually felt pretty good. I actually started having crazy thoughts like, "Oh wow, I really could do 12 miles today."

This, my friends, was runner's endorphins talking not sensibility and reality. The cooler temps and sunshine probably was playing a part in my delusion as well. I did just a little over 3 miles, making myself stop and go in to stretch and roll out on my Triggerpoint Therapy Kit. Overall, a pleasant run despite another bloody toe issue and tight legs.

I spent about 20 minutes rolling out and stretching. It hurt like hell, but I know that it needed to be done to work out the kinks and tightness.

Day with Friends
After cleaning up, Jason and I headed out to meet some friends for a late lunch downtown. There is a restaurant that used to be 2 blocks from our house that we enjoyed, but they moved to the RiverMarket area recently and we haven't been since. Our friends happened to choose that restaurant for our lunch - Juanita's.

They have a really nice patio area that was enjoyable on this cooler fall day. Much better than their previous patio which was basically just a space for smokers to be honest. Nothing relaxing or enjoyable. I totally stuffed myself and felt like I needed to just be rolled out. I hate that feeling and have a bad habit of doing that to myself when we eat out. Ugh.

We headed back to our house to watch the first part of the Razorback's game. We were getting stomped, by the 3rd quarter I made the executive decision to head down to a block party that was supposed to be going on where one of our fave hang-out places is - Dugan's.

We ended up watching the rest of the very sad game inside as that's where the party really seemed to be taking place. And we lost. I felt totally alone - I was pretty much the only one there that absolutely did not care about the game. At least the company was good though.

The rest of the evening is being spent being lazy on the couch. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get in my 12 mile run and then lots more house work that really needs to get done.

I hope everyone has had a great Saturday!


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Day with friends
  • Getting stuff knocked off the to-do list