Here’s what today’s workout consisted of:  first, let me say, MOST days I get a run in and about 5-10 minutes of weights & a little ab work (some of that ab work is saved for commercials during a couple of favorite shows I watch with kiddos)…anywho, I made up a little index card for my son in an effort to give him a push to mix it up with weights & running…he looked at the card last night & said, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”  So, I looked at the card today and said, ‘let’s see if a girl can do it.’

25 medicine ball sit-ups (10#), steepest incline

15 15# shoulder presses, L&R

15 15# lawn mowers (bent over, proper form, of course, pulling weight from side of shoe…like you are starting a lawn mower!)

15 15# arm curls, L&R

25 10# kettle balls (squats with extension from floor to overhead)

25 weighted jumping jacks (3-5#)

…so, I did it!  HOWEVER, I knew I wanted to get 6 miles in today.  Did that.  Did first 3 on treadmill & then, well warmed up, did second 3 outside.  Did I mention I was a sucker for following off-road tire tracks???  Well, I am.  On my outside 3 miles, I did my oh-s0-lovely grassy track and then as I began my return trip home, I spotted them:  big, flat parallel strips of flattened grass with a healthy mixture of flowering weeds…before I knew what was happening, I jumped the curb and was trotting happily on those beautiful tracks.  They turned into plain, soft, cinammon-colored dirt, which was fine by me.  I adored it.  I had so much fun, the kind of fun I had as a kid.  I was running because I loved to run, not because I had a Garmin app on my computer that needed to be filled in for today.  I was running because the sun was out & it was breezy & warm & I was playing outside.  It was great.  It’s rare for me to have that much fun while I’m by myself!  I loved it.  Then, I ran home, grabbed my bike & pressed repeat.  It was great.  I loved flying over my grassy, weedy track, standing up in the saddle (like a kid!) and just feeling the weeds stinging my legs as I flew through.  I even sang a few bars of Dave that happened to be playing on my I-Pod!  “You and me together, we could anything, baby! You and me together, yes, yes!” 

I love days like today…unexpected…fun.

About southernrunningmom

Contact me like this: Via FaceBook - Mary Broussard, Certified Health Coach (feel free to private message me) or e-mail me - I am also on Twitter - MaryBob143. Instagram - Southern Running Mom...peace out. I keep my original profile details up because...well, that was my truth back then. Today, I'm much different. And busy. So, I'll update the About Me section very soon. Meanwhile, my tags would be: recovery, AA, 12 Steps, honesty, abuse, recognizing narcissism. Any who, thanks for reading this far. Mom with great husband & family...I totally love running, cooking, gardening...

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