Good morning! I hope all is well out there with everyone!
Erin - I got your comment on the other post! Awesome job on the 10 miler!!! Yep, you could definitely smoke me in a race, speedy!! And trust me, if you can do 10 miles with no problems, you can definitely do 13.1 miles, so I'm pretty sure you are read for your half!!! I am so excited for you. Your first half will blow your mind, it's such an amazing experience! And we've got the cheer squad in full effect over here. Woohoo!!!
So, last night after my prognosis on my foot I was a little down. I was trying to plan out my morning workout and had no idea what I wanted to do exercise-wise. I was a little bit sore from the gym yesterday and knew I couldn't/shouldn't go for a run, so I opted for something that would help my achy muscles - YOGA and a session with The Stick! (that sounds dirty) What a perfect way to start today!
I did a 30 minute yoga DVD, and I swear it was the best yoga session I have had. Usually I just can't get into it, but this morning, while the house was all quiet and still, it seems to really work for me. I got a great stretch in my achy muscles, and just felt relaxed, yet energized when I was finished. Good stuff! After that I did some exercises for my achilles, that I got from the doctor yesterday (ooh, they felt good), and then I used The Stick on my sore muscles. For those unfamiliar, The Stick is kind of like a foam roller in that it allows you to roll out your sore muscles. But it's a hand held stick thingie. It hurts like a beast, but in a good way. And then after that, I did the Daily Duo, of course.
So it's the last day of the month and that means I have done the Daily Duo - 30 squats and 20 push ups - 31 days in a row!! That's a hell of a lot of squats. That's probably more squats than I have done in my lifetime (because I usually avoid squats like the plague). And honestly, my legs feel stronger and firmer because of it. So, hey, at least it's working! 31 day in a row, that is crazy! I totally love having a set of exercises I have to do everyday. It makes things a little exciting, and it means I am active in some way every day of the week, even if I am not working out.
Next month I would like to change up my Daily Duo. I proposed this routine to be my Daily Duo, however, it's 4 exercises and might be tough to complete every single day. And, I wouldn't be able to call it the Daily DUO anymore. Hmm, I need to think this through a little more. I'll let you know what I come up with, because tomorrow is Februrary 1st, right? Yikes!
And on that note, I am outta here. Have a terrific Tuesday!
Questions for you ...
- Do you do a daily exercise?
- Anyone running a half marathon soon? Do you need a cheer squad? :)