Friday, October 24, 2014

Red skies in the morning....

I'm not a sailor but the warning signs were meant for me anyway. As I stepped outside for my morning running session today I immediately noticed the red skies...

And approximately 35 seconds into my warm up walk it started raining. Just lightly at first and so I contemplated not stopping (a light rain is nothing for me now after my last 8+ mile run (partially) in the rain. But a minute after that thought formed the rain got heavier. If I wasn't doing 10 miles on Sunday I probably would have stuck it out anyway (probably). But I want to be well rested and feeling good for this weekend so I'm going to attempt to run later today.

Since I was already dressed in neon colors...

I decided not to waste the morning (or the outfit) so I did a wall sit session...

And 50 sit ups...
The pictures are really blurry today (sorry)

I also did a few sets of this exercise (but without the weights)...
These work my hamstrings and glutes, and are the perfect exercise to complement the wall sit (which works my quads more than anything else I think).

It's finally Friday and since I am not working this weekend (not even teaching online) I am really looking forward to the next two days.

What are your weekend plans?

Anyone racing this weekend?


  1. I love the "cooler" temps we're having now, but the rain can go away! It took me FOREVER to get to work yesterday. You know I-95 near the golden glades jams up on a good day, on a rainy day traffic just stops!

    I LOVE dumbbell squats! Last year I worked my way up to being able to do them with the 100lb dumbbell! If you start adding weights you will most definitely feel that workout in your quads! I just use the 60lb dumbbell now because man were my legs sore the day after the 100lbers which killed my runs.

    I'm really impressed with your wall sits! I've never done one before, but I think I'm going to give it a try. I hope I can hold it for more than 5 seconds!

    Do you plank?

    1. The wall sits are great! I was dying at first but I'm getting stronger. I have been having issues with my shoulders so no planks or upper body weights that stress my shoulder joints for right now. What else are you doing for cross training?

    2. For XT I usually just do weights + maybe a little stationary bike, elliptical or walking for a warmup / cooldown.

      I'm going to try the wall sit on Sunday!


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