One thing I do wish I had a picture (really, a video) of was my epic fall during our last Broomball game Monday night. To review, Broomball is the poor man's ice hockey - same rules, but you're on the ice in your sneakers, and you use a broom-shaped stick to hit a bouncy little ball. My husband and I just finished our second season with a local adult sports league. In the last two minutes of my final quarter of the season, I slipped and basically did half of a back flip, my legs shooting up and I landed on my back. All my teammates watching said it looked pretty impressive. Usually they stop the game for every teeny tiny little stumble, but I guess the ref didn't see that, so I got to watch Eric take a shot on goal from my back on the ice while I waited until I could breathe again. The goalie blocked it, but we won anyway.
Regarding workouts, I've been doing decently well trying to replace running with some cross training - I'd give myself a C. The point is to try to get stronger in other areas, and avoid injury but not running high mileage while not in training. Note: I just made this plan up, its not based on science or anything. Actually, nothing on this blog is.
Monday: Supposed to go to Body Pump before work, major fail, ran 7 miles before Broomball. It was at an 8:41 pace on the hills, so that was sort of a win.
Tuesday: 4 mile run (9:12 pace, but felt like a 7 minute mile pace) and Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones
Wednesday: 1,250 meter swim and 25 minutes on the elliptical reading Self. I now know the correct winter coat for my body shape.
I almost took a picture of my raccoon- y, bloodshot eyes after my swim, but, the world doesn't need to see that. This swim was unique in how I felt: good. Like, I almost enjoyed it. Now, open water swims - I enjoy those. Hanging out at the pool with a book or my friends - love it. Swimming back and forth at the YMCA trying to count laps - not my favorite. No music, nothing to look it, not going anywhere, avoiding other swimmers: BORING. But, yesterday, once I was warmed up, I was feeling pretty strong, the lifeguard was playing Christmas music, and the laps seemed to be going by pretty quickly. I wasn't praying for the end and actually felt like I could keep going when I was done (not that I attempted that).
I do sort of wish I had a video of my flu shot from Tuesday, not to relive it, more for the same reason I posted my ice bath video - my pain and horror might amuse readers. Or a video of me yelling at my class for how the treated the sub while I was getting my flu shot.
I'll leave you with the one picture I did take during my run on Sunday, so you can get an idea of what my neighborhood is like.
|Sometimes, you just can't wait to get home to rip into the vibrating condom package.|
Do you ever wish someone was following you around with a video camera so you'd constantly be ready to post on your blog? Wait....that is a little creepy. Answer anyway, though.
Do you ever just skip a workout because you're tired and don't feel like it? In my defense, I had to spend a crazy day punishing kids and then come home and write a paper for hours yesterday.