Friday, November 13, 2009

Cross training for the first time in months

Cross training isn't my favorite thing to do. So when I'm training for races, I pretty much have running days and resting days. It's not very often that I mix things up with biking, swimming or lifting unless it's the "off-season."

But last night it was rainy and cold and I was in no mood for the treadmill. So I cracked open my 30 Day Shred case which has been sitting neglected on my desk for at least 6 months and popped it into my laptop.

Twenty minutes later my poor shoulders, pecs, triceps, entire upper body area was dead. And I'm still feeling it today. It hurts so good though.

It was a nice change of pace to mix it up. I think I'll be turning to Jillian more often as the cold clutches of winter grip the area.

On tap for the weekend, I've got a happy hour tonight with friends before the Terps season opener (basketball) and then tomorrow the BF and I are tailgating before the VT vs MD football game. Md will probably get killed the BF will laugh and laugh. (He's aVT alum.) Should be another excellent weekend of sports!

Happy Friday!

11 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I HATE cross training when I'm actually training for a race, but now that it's the off season I'm loving it!

Wes said...

make it hurt so good! Lurve it!!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

...the Terps season opener ...

Who are the "Twerps"?

By the way, you misspelled "Twerps" - like a total twerp, if I may say so.

Jamie said...

I need to visit Jillian and her world of pain again. It's been too long! Have a fun weekend!

kilax said...

I love how the 30 Day Shred leaves me in pain. Yay!

Jess said...

I'm like you: I run and I rest.

Nice job breaking it up though!

aron said...

i was JUST thinking how i havent done 30 day shred in a looong time! i need to get that dvd out!

Meg Runs said...

Cross training? Gosh, I knew I was forgetting something. Ugh, I've gotta do it but I'd rather sleep! Have a fun, sporty weekend!

X-Country2 said...

I can't make myself cross-train. You've inspired me though. Maybe I'll give it a try this week.

lindsay said...

i'm terrible at cross-training... i do enjoy the soreness though - i am telling myself i will start an intense xt plan starting monday, we'll see! happy weekend!

Badgergirl said...

I made it through two days of Jillian once. Maybe I should try it again sometime. Enjoy your weekend!

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