Today was about finding balance.
I started out with my core class at the gym. I love that class. (and the instructor!! :o) It never fails to challenge me, especially today. Using the big balls always makes things interesting and you find yourself using muscles you'd never use if you were sitting on the ground or standing. I was bummed that we did push ups for 30 seconds (x 3 sets) and I had to drop to my knees mid-way in each set. I think I could have done a LOT better if I hadn't JUST done Chest & Back yesterday. I am very sore today in my chest and shoulders and the minute I started doing push ups I could tell it was going to be a struggle. After my class, I decided to do a run on the treadmill. I have signed up for my first ever race---a 5K on April 18th. I know I can do it--as I've run 3 miles plenty of times recently. But...I'm not one to "just make it." It will drive me NUTS if I don't clock a decent time. I don't have to win 1st place by ANY means...I just don't want to be last either. Today I ran 2.6 miles and then decided to be done because I knew I had Plyometrics still to do later. Plus, we did a lot of squats in Core class and my legs were pretty much shot. And on top of that...it was one of those days where I was hating every minute of it. There was nothing to look at and I just canNOT read and run. I know if I had something to focus on while I was running, that would really help. So...I'm wondering...for you runners out there...what is your favorite thing to do/look at while you're running? The tv? A book or magazine? The mirror? The digital display on the treadmill? Do you listen to music?
Anyway, as for Plyo tonight...it just didn't happen. I was busy from the minute I got home until the minute we sat down to watch Biggest Loser tonight at 8. I had a terribly guilty feeling because I felt like I was letting myself (and you guys) down if I didn't do it...but I also knew that more importantly than that...was the fact that I would be letting my family down if I DID do it. They were all waiting on me to come sit down to watch "our show" together and it would have ruined the whole night if I had worked out. I got in a good 1 1/2 hours early in the day and that is good enough for me for today. I don't want to let this control my life. Being fit and healthy is important and it will always be a part of my day and my life...but it can't take precedence over me being a mom or a wife. First I am a Christian. Then I am a wife. Then I am a mother. Then I am a healthy, strong woman! Then I am EVERYTHING ELSE!!! ha ha ha
Ps. Any of you girls out there who are looking for a good read---Try this one:
Fight Like A Girl by Lisa Bevere. I just started it today and already I can tell it's gonna be GOOD!