11 May 2007

shout out to doing (almost) nothing

Running rest day. I'm learning quickly how rest days are as, or even more, important than the actually running days to my body. I needs it. Needs it bad.

However, today I'm beginning a new phase in my overall training: working muscle groups other than my legs. I've been reading a lot about how important and often overlooked the upper-body is with new runners (especially back and shoulders as key elements in the running motion) and some of my running blog friends already have wonderful all-body workouts fit into their schedules. So I'm giving it a go. I'll be doing sets of push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, hicc-ups and probably even some shut-ups. Oh, and I've been challenged to do pilates. We'll see how that goes.

Anyway, I have a nice run lined up for tomorrow and I can't wait.

Keep resting!



  1. You have to do pilates...I too was a non-believer but it is very much worth it and awesome for the bod.

  2. rest. i should do that. :)

  3. Rest days are always good :) I hear you on the strength training, it's something that I should work on too . . . yet I don't LOL

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. That Comrades Marathon sounds like a tough one! My first marathon was Portland - just this past October. I liked it. I've been jumping around between little unknown marathons with 15-75 people all the way to the big ones like Seattle and Vancouver. I think they each have their own charms. Good luck on the training!