Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Sunny Day!

After the snow squall that blew in Sunday, the sun came out in full force yesterday, and melted it all. All the snow/slush/dirt makes this the messiest time of year for dog-walking. Muddy slush gets kicked up onto their bellies, so when they lie down on the floor afterwards, they leave a mud body "footprint." The joys of living with doggies!!

Yesterday, I swam for 70 min: warm up, drills, then for my main set: 3x600 with 60 sec rest. I finished up with some of my do-it-yourself breast stroke! Hey, I must be doing something right, because I get to one end of the pool and back just fine! :) :)

In the afternoon, I went for a 4.72 mile run -- it felt so great!! I think I might be turning into Forest Gump or something -- I just want to run all the time this year. Yesterday was also the first day of my new core routine. I've been following a Runner's World core routine for the last month. The first part of the program calls for 4 weeks of planks, side planks, etc. Now, for the next three weeks I am in the "dynamic phase"! Hell ya baby, I am a regular dynamo now!!! :):) :)

I also have this secret burning desire to do a chin-up -- I have NEVER done a chin-up in my life! SO, yesterday I managed to pull myself so my elbows were bent at a 45 degree angle. hahahaha! Every day I am going to try it -- when I finally do one I am going to throw a party!!! Then of course, the plan will be do to 2 chin-ups.

Today looks like it is going to be another beautiful day. :)

6 comments:

Jenna said...

Can i come to your chin up party? I have never done one either ... no matter how much i grunt, my lower half outweights the strenth of my upper body.....lol

So, you are doing GWN half this year right? It will be so great to meet all these bloogers :) I love the comment you put on Chuck's blog about being a streamlined submarine (that is a lot of pressure for me as I am the one teaching him how to swim....lol Actually he is making progress and I expect that he'll be a pretty good little swimmer - by the time he comes out to cheer me on at IMC, I am going to suggest he go sign up for IMC 2009 and really make use of his sexy bike and his new swimming abilities :) Have a great day!!

qtlibrarian said...

I've been thinking for weeks about adding better core workouts. The Runner World one looks great! Thanks for the great tip!

Cath said...

great tips all round hey Julie, hoping I can steal it when I come over to Canada in less than 3 weeks - yay! I'm secretly hoping you won't do your chin up until 15 march cos then we can come to your party too!

I was very excited on my training today - did 10 x 400 before work, the first 3 of which are swim only - I knocked 10 seconds off my best, and last time knocked 5 seconds, so I danced my way to work feeling really chuffed with myself! Also, bought myself a new pair of trainers today too - hoping they'll make me run like you! x

Keith said...

A chin up. hmmmmm. I haven't tried to do one for a long time, same issue as Jenna.

A chin up party. Sounds like a great excuse to me.

Charlie Browne said...

Now if I read that correctly we are having a chinup party....not bragging but now i feel better as i can do these! Can't swim worth a darn but chin ups not a problem...

Julie said...

Deal. Party in the Crowsnest Pass upon completion of first chin up! :) :) :) :)