Yesterday’s workout (P90X Shoulders and Arms) was so fun because Michael joined in and got a great workout, too! It was TOUGH, but also fantastic because I found that I have gotten stronger! Woo hoo!!!
For my biceps, I have DEFINITELY gotten stronger (meaning I can use my 12’s pretty much to the end of the video)! I was thrilled as heck when I found I can do 15 biceps curls with my 10’s because that meant I could bump up a weight and really get that awesome struggle on the last couple of reps.
Sometimes, I feel like this guy needs to calm down:
But then again, I wouldn’t be nearly as strong as I am now if it wasn’t for him (BTW, he’s just showing a chest-opening stretch).
I finished up some more paintings:
I know. Totally lazy on this last one, haha… look at all that white space!
I walked around the hilly neighborhood with my mama (she asked if I wanted to walk around 8:30pm, but we figured it wouldn’t get too dark to walk a quick loop). 1.5 mile done, and we got back before 9:00pm!
Okay. Let’s get to the fun stuff 😉
I ate a Luna Bar and a banana with some coffee first thing this morning. Then I packed some of these babies in a zip-top bag to take have every hour or so.
So my trail run was pretty stinkin’ tiring! The early morning air was crisp, but the hills just killed me. I chugga-chugga-chugga’d up the hills and enjoyed the nice little rollers once I got to the top.
Some places had shade:
Some places were mean and did NOT have shade:
At least when I got to the top, I got to enjoy the view:
^(Too bad the electrical lines cut through the pic).
So here is how the 14 miles went down:
That’s a 10:45 pace people! Considering that all the huge uphills after mile 10 had to be a power hike instead of a jog or run, this is a pretty good pace. Of course, what comes up must come down, so those downhills were pretty grand-spankin’ amazing.
BUT… this trail is definitely not as strenuous as the PG&E Trail, which I think has a much higher elevation gain.
I was originally planning on doing 16, but I knew that I was pretty much done when I almost tripped like 3 time in the span of 5 minutes. My legs were dead and wobbly, so I cut the run shorter at 14.
Nice awkward picture for you from the end of my run. I wore my visor and sunglasses during the run (because of the sun, and possible branches/bugs trying to hit my eyeballs).
I am not exactly looking forward to my 18-ish trail run. It’s going to be super duper killer, I know it!
I will be throwing down a few more miles today with Josh, so technically, I AM getting in at least 16 miles, yeah?
Hope your day started out well 🙂
Get out to a trail some time soon. If you’re in NorCal, you have NO EXCUSE not to (trail are everywhere)! And it’s so beautiful!