Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recovering & The Next Challenge!

6 days past the marathon and I'm still exhausted. I've only written a quarter of my race report, which I must do as it's my first marathon EVER. I've done some in home workouts, but haven't been out to run yet. The thought of it makes me do exactly like kitty up there. I just shut down and need a nap. I'm assuming it's at least a little normal? No? I'm just lazy? Anyway, I'll have to run tomorrow afternoon to play some football, so we'll see how much the legs have recovered then. 
On to my next challenge. I've decided to conquer another fear. I am a wuss when it comes lifting, swinging, pulling heavy objects, which includes my own body. Pullups, pushups, crunches, oh my! Dislike! I'd rather run 26.2 miles. So, I've decided to give the much talked about P90X a try. God help me. I will probably cry real tears, but I'm excited to see if I can get results like these:
Ok, ok. Not sure if I'll ever look that good, but I'd love to at least do the complete program. I talked my husband into doing this with me, but I have a strong feeling this will turn into a competition between us. That's not always a good thing, but at least I won't be doing it alone. Misery loves company!

At the moment though, I'm still fighting the urge to lay down and nap whenever I see a couch or bed. I'll strengthen up a bit with my lady friendly workout dvd's to prepare for the rigors of P90X. Probably for another week & slowly add in some running as I have committed to running a relay with my soccer teammates at the end of April. A little fun running with good friends. It's been a while since we've had those.

Whew! That was tiring. I need to go lay down now.


  1. I have really thought about doing this also. The pull of the couch is just sooooo strong though. All of the races I entered have been canceled in the next couple of months so I need some inspiration!

  2. Man, I'm so sorry to about everything that's going on for you out there. I hear ya on the couch looking so inviting. I fight the pull of that thing the second I get home from our day. Hang in there!