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Had a good Thanksgiving workout...

Friday, November 23, 2012

After such a great personal best at the half marathon on the 18th, I had decided to not run the Webster Turkey Trot today for safety reasons. I didn't feel that my ankle could handle being in a race so soon after a half marathon and I didn't want to push my luck. I haven't given it a second thought. I have been stretching and taking care of myself and it has been paying off nicely.

Today, I got to meet a new Sparkfriend, Mobycarp (Kevin). He had just finished the Race With Grace and he stopped by to see me at the hotel where I am staying. Boy did he turn in a fast time... Yowzers. I'll let him tell the story in his blog but let's just say holy cow dude.... Fast!

We talked over coffee and I told him I needed some help with a kettlebell move I have had some trouble with.. The snatch. I had a kettlebell in the trunk of my car so we promptly went to the parking lot and practiced some moves. That was pretty cool.

After he left, I had about a half hour before I had to leave for dinner. Rather than put off a workout because I couldn't make it to the gym, I did a quick intense circuit in my hotel room. I had a really small area BUT I wanted to show in these pics that you don't have to have a large area to get in a good workout.

******* THE FORMATTING IS WEIRD ON THESE PICS but I can't change it, they were uploaded from my IPAD *******

Sorry about that... I didn't want to wait to post these until I get home

I bought suspension bands by Go Fit for about $30. They fit in between the door and the frame and allow you to do a number of suspension exercises.

You can see demos from DVDs I posted on You Tube for basic kettlebell workouts and suspension bands

*****Suspension push-up *****

****Squats ****

****Ring Rows ****

I set up some bands for core twists

***Kettlebell 2 hand swing ***

**** 1 armed clean with overhead push press ****

****and finally... The Kettlebell Snatch ****

After dinner, at around 1045 pm, I felt pretty good so I did a really light and easy run (not anything close to race pace) for about 40 minutes. I didn't use the Garmin to track how far I went, I ran by time and how I felt. I also kept it close to the hotel in case if things went sour, I could get help quickly if I called. Everything went very well and felt pretty good, ankle wasn't stressed and I kept it a nice easy pace.

Feels good to get a routine going again.

Thanks for the comments and for all of the support, you folks are the best.

Plan on getting together with Mobycarp tomorrow morning for a kettlebell and free weight workout...
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