September Shape Up Day 14: Burning (Shoe) Rubber

Good thingsThis was the second to last workout in the September Shape Up program for the week and it was left to me.  I had to do a Cardio workout of my choice for twenty-five minutes plus twenty walking lunges.  You know me; I’d be running on the street or the treadmill.  The weird thing is that I felt pretty ill for most of the day.  I took a new painkiller for stomach cramps that worked a bit too well and left me drowsy.  A short nap didn’t help much and it was already sundown before I downed a Lucozade to kick-start my energy.  Desperate times, people.  Anyway, I hit Drago a bit late and it was an immediate struggle.  I played music this time to help me cope then just focused on my gait and breathing.  Eventually, my mojo activated and I was able to put in my fastest pace on the treadmill to date.  That’s right; I busted the same record that was busted on Day 13.  I was wet with sweat after the cool-down walk but grinned broadly because I knew a new record had been blazed.  The walking lunges were done with 5lb hand weights and will definitely be a permanent part of my post-run activities.  Of course, next time I’m doing them with the heavier pair.  Lastly, I completed Exercise TV’s Sports Cool Down video to stretch out my muscles.  I’ll apply some liniment as well to make sure these tired calves can handle the next session.  Isn’t it amazing how the workout we almost skip turns out to be one of the best we’ve ever had?  This was My Fitness Revolution: Day 322.

Run Stats for 14-Sep-2012

Run Stats for 14-Sep-2012