Hiroko had the day off on Sunday, and we decided tolaze around. I didn't feel as tired as I had the week before, but I still thought that a day off would be a good idea because I was planning a two-a-day for Monday. I wanted to get up and go to Dan's 4:45am Sports Conditioning Class, but I was already struggling to get up in time when Basil decided to drink the glass water that I had left beside the bed. So, after cleaning water off the floor and the cat, there was noway that I was going to make class on time. Therefore, I decided to just workout on my own. I figured that I hadn't done a 12 days of Christmas workout in a long time, and it was long overdue. However, I ended up having to cut it a little short in order to make it to work on time (hey, they pay me and considering the economic times . . .); I ended up doing a 10 days of Christmas.
Stairs and a lap around the track
1 and lap around the track
1,2, and leg lifts (each leg)
1, 2, 3, Fire Hydrants w/ leg extension (each leg)
1-4, push ups
1-7 Prisoner Squats and leg raises
1-8 Arm Extensions
1-9 Cross over crunches (each side)
After the tenth round I was pretty beat, and knew that rounds 11 and 12 would take almost as long as the first 6 rounds had taken, so I just called it quits right there.
After work Hiroko and I went to the nOg run, which was MANDATORY considering it was 76 frickin' degrees outside in FEBRUARY (Monday @ Noon 74 / Tuesday @ Noon 39 WTMFH!?!) !!!! Seriously, Mother Nature, why do you got to be screwing with my mind like this. You and your freakin' mind games! Honestly, I loved the perfect day, but it is shit like this that pisses me off about Raleigh because I just want some effin consistency -- my sinuses are going to go DECON 1 on me!
Also, The Tir Na nOg Running Club was doing a food drive, which I was really happy about because I organize food drives at my work at least twice year, and I know just how important events like this are to our local food banks. I really liked that the food drive also coincided with my 10th nOg run, which qualifies me for my free nOg Run Tech shirt. It seemed like a nice confluence of two thing which I care about: running and service.
I was really glad that Hiroko attended the run with me, even though she said that the only reason she did was for the $1 pasta buffet after the run. Despite the claim that she was only there for the food, she hung in and ran really strong. I had my best time yet for any of the nOg runs, but I am not really sure that I would call it my best run. I have run stronger before I bought Old Bob, but I can only guess what about the time. Today's run was also left me a more winded than other runs have. Granted, this was a two-a-day, but fact are fact, I was sucking wind after this run.