|Persephone goddess of spring and Hades|
Which is, of course, why the God's of Spring decided to eff with me on Tuesday! That morning I woke to a nice little windstorm with some awesome random sideways rain. Hiro had to be at work at 7am and couldn't be late. She asked me several times if I wanted to drop her off and use the car, but I insisted upon riding the bus. Why? Because I am apparently I am a dumb ass! So, I am sitting in my apartment drinking my morning coffee and reading Runner's World, Hiroko has just driven off and . . . the power goes out! It is not a flicker and back on . . . nope . . . it is out and going to stay out. Wisely, I contact my boss and co-worker and tell them I'll be late because I'll need to fix a different lunch than the one I had planned and wait for there to be enough day light to venture in the shower. After sometime, the rain let up and I decided to head to the bus stop, which is about half a mile from my apartment. Everything was fine until I got right to the bus stop. The wind picks up, turns my umbrella inside out right at the moment I get hit with a sudden flash of sideways rain that is gone just as quickly as it arrives. Now, I am at the bus stop but waiting for the bus is useless because I am soaked. My pants a stuck to me, my shoes are water logged, and both arms of my shirts could easily be wrung out.
I just turn right around and head home. No cussing, no laughing, I am just disgusted with myself. I knew that I deserved this for being a dumb ass! The power comes back on after I return home. It has been out for three hours, but I am able to take a shower and get some dry clothes on just in time for the rain to stop, so I end up riding Frankenbike to work. The rest of the day is for the most part uneventful for me, but Hiro ends up working late, and I have to return home before I can go the gym because the gym clothes I packed are soaked.
But a promise is a promise, so as soon as I get home I change into my gym clothes, listen to Hiro tell me about her day and tell her about my morning, pet Basil, and head for the gym:
My legs feel much better than they did on Sunday and I run the 1.63 miles to the gym in 14:45.27 for a 9:02 pace. the first mile was in 9:38.64 and the last .63 took 5:06.63 for a shocking 8:04 pace. this was shocking because I wasn't winded or trying to hit hard pace.
Upon arriving, I went straight into my 12 Days of Christmas. I changed up a few exercise just to hit some problem areas and to make the transitions between exercises more strenuous. I wanted to have to transition between the standing and laying on the floor between each exercise, so I need to break up the abs and push ups better than I had in the past.
- Lap around the indoor track (1/15 of a mile)
- Burpee with push up
- Fire Hydrant (each leg with a leg extension)
- Curls with 15 lbs. dumbbells (each arm)
- Push ups
- Leg Raises (each leg)
- Prisoner Squats (with an elbow to knee leg raise on each side)
- Crossover Crunches (each side)
- Hamstring Curl (with exercise ball)
- Overhead press w/ 15lbs. dumbbell
I did the 1.68 in 14:22.72 for an 8:34 pace. the run home felt much better than the run to the gym. I was beat when I got home, but I felt great about the workout.
Mile 1 took 8:37.38 and the last .68 took 5:45.34 for an 8:30 pace.