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Friday, October 19, 2007


I've always been a big believer of the power of positive thought. Instead of letting the cold take you down, think positive thoughts that it isn't going to get you (or if it is, it isn't going to stay long).

I think my cold is on the way out. Monday night and Tuesday were bad, but I'm significantly better now. I've had three good sweaty workouts that I think will help escort the cold out of my body (my nurse mother says that as long as the illness isn't in your chest or stomach, continue to exercise, so I shall).

Good workout #1: 45-minute run on Wednesday night on the bridle trails - last 15 minutes in the pitch dark - thank goodness for headlamps (and for my fellow runner husband!)

Good workout #2: 45-minute Thursday morning sweaty trainer ride (first one since the spring - didn't hate it like I thought I would)

Good workout #3: 60-minute Friday morning crazy crossfit workout with hubby - we did:
- 15 minutes of stretching
- 10 minutes of running (bump up speed every 2 minutes)
- 15 pushups, 15 situps, 10 assisted pullups, 10 assisted dips
- 10 minutes of rowing machine
- repeat pushup, etc. set
- 10 minutes of stair mill machine
- repeat pushup, etc. set
- 5 minutes walking cooldown
It was sweaty, hard good times!

Of course, workout 3 was probably not the wisest given that we have our last half-marathon of the year tomorrow morning, but Matt pointed out that it wasn't going to be a PR type of race anyway. I haven't really been training for that. We'll see how it goes.

NE Ohio continues to surprise with the abnormally warm temperatures. I'm not complaining. Sunday's leisurely bike ride in 75 degree weather in late October will be wonderful! Have a great one everybody!

Special shoutout to Charlie, TriAl and E-Speed doing their marathons on Sunday! Good luck and have fun!


Blogger Charlie said...

Thanks Jen,
Have a great ride.

11:32 PM

Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

Very cute that you guys do crossfit together.

Hope the half went well!

11:00 PM

Blogger Jodi said...

So glad that you're feeling better! Don't you love these short workouts? Even on the trainer!



6:12 AM


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