Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Glass half-full


Taking my training day-by-day so as not to aggravate the bendy thing*

Swam yesterday evening. Usually I've been swimming in the mornings or on Sunday afternoons and have had most of the pool to myself. Now I know why. Apparently everyone and their brother, sister, and first cousins all go to the pool in the evenings. Or maybe it's the swim team. Anyway, I managed to get a lane in the shallow pool and swam an easy/moderate pace without a watch. Slept well after that.

More core work in the morning, this time adding in the modified v-ups (3x35secs) and rocking v-ups (3x9-10) that I've been neglecting. Also made friends with the foam roller.

Tomorrow I'm heading to the gym for more core, upper body strength, and those dreaded push-ups.

Recent work-outs
Mon: core+upper body
Tue: 1200yd swim
Wed: core+REST


*I have banished the common word used in reference to "the joint between the thigh and the lower leg, formed by the articulation of the femur and the tibia and covered anteriorly by the patella" from my vocabulary until further notice so that I can stay in my happy place. If it *must* be mentioned, it shall be referred to as the "bendy thing".

19 comments:

  1. LOL... Half full works for me :-)

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  2. Hope the "bendy thing" heals up soon! Great job on the swim and core workouts!

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  3. I love the picture :-)

    "bendy thing"...got it! Great core work!!

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  4. I love that pic and quote. Nice workouts and way to work the core. Get better soon darn bendy thing.

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  5. I'd go with "leg hinge". Makes it sound like it just needs a little grease then.

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  6. For the record, my best push-up day ever!! 12, 10, 10. Wooot!!

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  7. i am saying a prayer for your "bendy thing"

    great picture...hilarious

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  8. Shhh! Don't mention the bendy thing! Sending healing vibes - and well done not collapsing into self-pitying whining like SOME people I know

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  9. Sounds like your workouts are pretty intense!

    And you do a lot of events. I need to do that, except each race cost me a nice dinner and it's tempting to go with the nice dinner as opposed to using that money to run :)

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  10. Good for you finding a diversion for exercise. Swimming isn't all bad, is it? As for the pool being crowded. I know what you mean. While there may be one person to every lane in the morning, at night its always 3 or more. You know those are the people who don't like getting up early.

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  11. Good luck with the bendy thing.

    And the push-ups...

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  12. Great photo!! Great workout!! I hope bendy thing heals really fast!!!

    Michelle

    http://runningdowndreams.wordpress.com/

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  13. LOL....hope your bendy thing feels better soon!

    I am still laughing about the push up bra!!! You know you're a fitness fanatic when that's the first thing you think of when viewing a Vic Secret ad!!! LOL...AWESOME!

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  14. Love the picture and your bendy thing footnote. Had me holding my belly laughing (is this core strength workout, too?). How many push ups are you doing nowadays? You must be getting really good at it.

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  15. Swimming will help your bendy thing...

    I LOVE the picture, that is so sweet...oh course I *heart* cats!

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  16. nice job on the swimming and core workouts. I hope your bendy thing stops giving you trouble.

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  17. I never liked v-ups, but I'm curious what a modified v-up and rocking v-up is. You're doing great on your push-ups! I dropped off after week 3 and am trying to decide whether to get back on it...

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