Tonight was a no run night. Or in other terms a hard night because I couldn’t pound out my day on the treadmill (cause lets be honest, It’s cold outside so I’m not running outside right now). I’m not a fan of no run nights a.k.a. Rest days if you couldn’t already tell. Mainly because it means coming up with some other work out to do to complete my Janathon workout (cause let’s face it, if it weren’t for Janathon I would probably use my rest nights to just do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING). But in order to write this wonderful blog post this evening, I came home and promptly changed into my work out clothes and completed these activities:
I also completed a series of core specific work with the 2 – 1 minute planks, side planks, crunches, and side crunches. Core work is becoming my nemesis. I know I need to do it because it makes me stronger but I try to avoid it at all costs. Okay I don’t totally avoid it. It is fun to do it at the gym after a long run. I’m not sure why but it makes me feel stronger to do planks after a long run maybe because it makes me feel more hardcore. And you know every once and a while when you are surrounded by these people at the gym who have muscles on their body that don’t look real, you want to feel as hardcore as them. So running 7 miles and then dropping to the floor (not fainting) but dropping to the floor to hold yourself in a plank followed by lots of crunches with your feet up in the air really makes you feel intense! Okay it does for me. I’ve never been one to dress up nice at the gym and barely break a sweat. People know I’ve been to the gym when I leave! (I think I overshared but I’m beginning to think that that is what Janathon is all about!)
In summary, rest day = core work + oversharing (because no real release of work stuff has happened!)
Happy 8th day of January!