Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cross Training, What-What?!

So I’ve really been mixing things up again this week. Here’s what the week has looked like:

Monday: 45 mins. “gentle” yoga; 15 mins. “killer abs”

Tuesday: 2 hour soccer practice (this is a long story, which will be addressed at another time—but I’ll give you a hint—it involves my random mention of Stockholm in
this post)

Wednesday: 45 minutes of kickboxing (I am LOVING the kickboxing, let me tell you); 15 mins. “rock hard abs”; about 30 mins. pilates

Today, I’m aiming to actually get a run in, and possibly some weight-lifting as well. Yep. I’m pretty pumped about it. I have no clue how long I’ll run . . . I’m just going to see what I’m feeling up to, and go from there. This plan I’m on is just CRAZY!

Okay, so in other news . . . I’m thinking about running a 10K on Saturday. In Jersey. I know, right? You see, Wilson is training for his very first half-marathon, and is kind of in a similar mode to that which I was in while training for my first marathon . . . you know, one of those “all hail the almighty training schedule!” modes. So if there’s a 10K on the schedule, I’ll be damned if he’s not running a 10K that weekend . . . even if it means—yes—getting to Jersey at the ass-crack of dawn. Since I promised him I’d go with him to the race, I was thinking I might just run the thing! I am very interested in finding out if the course is really as “fast” as they claim. Oh, and don’t forget partaking in post-race food and festivities. Finally, the registration fee is only $20. I mean, c’mon! So yeah, I’m thinking it might just make sense for me to run it! Thoughts?

Okay, that’s all I have for now, but I’ll be back later with my (many) thoughts on marathoning.


The Laminator said...

Yay for 10K...or something like that. I like 10Ks, especially if it's on a flat and fast course, not like the ones they have at Central Park where it's all hills. Hope you and Wilson have fun in this one -- even if it is in Jersey.

Jonathan said...

Do it.

chris said...

Yeah, I say do the 10K. Should be a fun, easy run.

Up until recently, I have been like Wilson when it comes to the schedule. Lately, I am a little more relaxed about it as long as I still get my runs in. I haven't quite embraced the "irish cream very-little-running running plan", but I am not as strict as I have been.