Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cardio Queen and the Lunchtime Run

Totally slacking on my blog time here...I totally forgot to write about yesterday's cardio with the Super Secret Jillian Michaels Workout Society at work (I so need a shorter name for us).  Anyway - turns out with all this running I am a video cardio queen.   Rocked it!   Sure, I still felt like I got a decent workout in, but it was fun to be able to goof off a bit while the other ladies were dying (they kick my ass on the weights videos while I am trying to balance on one arm and keep my nose from smashing into the floor, so I consider this my revenge... Jillian, what the hell were you thinking when you put some of those moves in?)

and then today, I really didn't want to go for a run.  My left knee has been naggy and I was just generally not feeling it.  Then I forgot socks AND my Garmin at home and that nearly sealed the deal.  But I found a pair of socks in the bottom of my desk drawer (say what?  I'm supposed to use those drawers for WORK related things?  Pshaw!)

I dragged my arse out and ran the southwood loop and by 1k in I felt much more into it.  Always happens.

And thank you Nike+ for taking away my excuses...I am such a stat whore.

I'm so glad I went.  I do, however, see that I have some serious work to do to get my speed back.

I was all glisten-y when I got back - thank you January warm up.  Oh and you can't tell in the pic - but that was a short sleeve shirt I wore under my jacket...and was still too warm.  (btw - so glad my new running jacket has pit vents.   Yay!)

The knee was still a bit tender, but feeling much better.  I'm taking the weekend off so I bet I feel much better next week.


  1. Good for you, running and jillian michaels! I'm starting the 30 day shred tonight, so not looking forward to it, I've never actually made it to day 30, but I'm gonna do it THIS time. It's really going to suck after the long runs...

  2. There must have been some kind of sock/Garmin curse going around yesterday. I forgot my socks and my Garmin yesterday too! And I cleaned out my stash of desk drawer socks before Christmas (4 pairs, how does that even happen??), so I had to buy socks when I got to the Running Room! Glad you also made the best of it!


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