124 Days to Go

First day back at work AND on the new training program.  Today was cross training so I just did the third day of the Thirty Day Shred.  My legs still haven’t fully recovered from the lunges I did on the first day of The Shred.  The challenge will be to keep up the amount of training I’m doing and turn up to work each day.  The lunges could also prove problematic as my classroom is on the third floor and there is no elevator.

The bright light at the top of these stairs is a kind of metaphor for the blinding agony I suspect I will be in as I reach my third floor classroom tomorrow morning.  Especially since I plan to repeat The Shred before leaving for school.

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Till Krech

130 Days to Go

My SmartCoach plan told me that today is either rest or cross training.  I decided to do cross training to help strengthen my core.  I don’t know what that means, but it comes up a lot in running blogs as a good idea.

I finished day one of the first level of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred about 2 hours ago.  I finally have regained enough strength in my arms to type, as long as I just have to move my fingers.   I still don’t know about my core, but I can tell you that I have no upper body strength.  My arms are going to kill me tomorrow!



Photo credit: cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Roger Karlsson