Thursday, February 18, 2010
It Was a Good Day.
After a week of just being in the dumps - today was a good day. It's 11:20 pm as I type this and I just got done adding up my time doing something active today:
Walking 1 hour
Running 40 mins
P90x 1 hour 15 mins
Softball 1 hour 10 mins
Totals: 4 hours and 5 mins <-- simply amazing! I can't believe I actually put in a day like today. Ice Cube just seemed to fit today.
My run tonight was supposed to be a very easy 2.3 miles - I stretched that out to 3.5 miles (with my cool down.) and I made the decision to scrap my plan - I'll finish my 10k training by feel and see if I can break the 60 min barrier in 30 days. Pace for my run was a very slow 10:37 per mile, but my first mile was an 11:23 so I did lay down a good final two miles......
Softball was good even though we lost in the final inning. I was 3-4 with a HR, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. I'm sure the P90x is improving my power. Normally I don't hit the ball that far, and in fact my only out was a deep flyout of left field.
P90x was tough today, plyometrics and abs today. Slowly I'm getting better and I'm completing more and more of each move. Weight is down about 5-8 lbs since we started and we're only on week 3 day 2. I sweat like crazy during these workouts and I can feel me working muscle groups that I normally don't use, I can't wait until we reach day 30.
Alex called me tonight walking home from track practice - he was clocked running a 5:02 mile today by the Varisty Coach. Dammit that's my PR. He does three weeks of formal training and he hits my personal PR? The kid is a natural -he's got another week to break the 5 min barrier and the coach will take him to the varisty open meet here in Orange County. I'm not sure how I feel about that - he's never run in a pack before let alone a mile track pack. Still as a sophmore, it would be a good expirence fr him...... We'll see what the kid can pull out next week at practice. Either way I'm very proud of him.