Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The dog wanted to walk today. That's my excuse and I am sticking to it! Anyways... Cooper and I walked 11.7 miles today. They weren't the fastest miles ever as the sidewalks are still quite icy. I also did 145 jumping jacks, the challenge video and a little lower body ST.
I will do Day 3 of the 5k running training program tomorrow at the gym, and upper body and core ST. I had the treadmill set at a pretty brisk pace on Monday, so I am hoping to match that. I don't think I will bump up the speed, as I didn't take a rest day today. I WILL be taking two rest days this weekend. I don't want to burn out this early in the year. lol!
I am a little behind in my mileage compared to last month, but I will probably catch up to where I was pretty quickly if I can keep up this pace. We are going into a January thaw, so the sidewalks should clear fairly quickly, which means I can do a few runs outdoors in the next week. I find running on the treadmill to be easier, so it will challenge me a little to run outside.
My dad bought me a couple of heavy duty cast iron pans today. He also bought me a beautiful cookbook and some dog treats (the treats are for Cooper, not me). That was so sweet of him! I also got a couple new pairs of workout pants with the last of my Christmas gift cards. Cooper was happy enough in his crate while dad and I ran errands. I know he doesn't mind going in his crate. He goes right in when I tell him to, but I still feel like I am locking him in a jail cell when I latch the door behind him. He has no problem. The only problem is the one I create in my head! That is true of a lot of things, now that I think about it...