I had a heck of a run last night with the Trail Nerds group. We were all in the mood for some rugged, fast running, and we accommodated ourselves thusly. It was a dark, muddy, hilly, rocky, rooty, overgrown, and a wonderfully fast and exhilarating run. Damn, it felt good to run like that! It was a very decent, "quality" 8-mile run.
I had worked out in my company's wellness gym for 1-1/2 hours right before our run, and was on kind of a high from (possibly) cinching the winning spot in our once/year fitness contest. This year, I want to take first place in the "crunches" competition. (I won't know the final result until 7 p.m. today, but I'm fairly confident). The crunch competition (for the guys) involves doing as many crunches as you can in one minute, while at a 15-degree incline and holding a 25-lb weight over your head. I did one-hundred-and-twenty-two in one minute! 122!!! What was funny was that I still did my normal massive ab-workout after the competition, along with working my chest, shoulders, and tri's, and then I went for a fast run.
I had another good workout in the gym this morning, and will have one after work, as well. Then the long (trail) run weekend looms: three hours of running on Saturday on the Blue River Trails (with multiple river crossings), followed by 4 hours on Sunday on the Clinton Lake trails. Woo-hoo!
5 weeks ago