Hi, everyone! How was your Sunday? Things were lackadaisical around here.
Zelda loves a lazy Sunday. My infected thumb made for an interesting wake up call, though.
Gross, right? It’s been bugging me for a few days, and I figured it was just an ingrown cuticle. However, when it woke me up around midnight—absolutely pulsating with pain—I had to pop two painkillers. I rarely take Motrin or Tylenol—I’m paranoid my body will build up resistance to it—but I had to take a couple pills last night in order to fall back asleep. It hurt that much. Good news is I’m on antibiotics, so I’m hoping the swelling goes down within the next few days.
When I’m not volunteering for the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, Sundays bring Cycle 60 at the YMCA. I arrived shortly before 8 a.m., and the building wasn’t open yet! Eight of us stood outside and counted down the minutes before the doors opened at the top of the hour. In all my years of organized athletics and gym rat-dom, I don’t think I’ve ever been locked out of a facility.
When spinning class began at 8:15 a.m., I focused on simulating a road bike ride: I changed gears quite often—putting on resistance and taking if off even if Ron didn’t instruct it—and worked to keep my cadence—or turnover—constant, regardless of resistance. After the hour-long class, I went to the weight room for some quick upper-body work.
Write It Down, Do It Up
(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works: Every Sunday evening, I will post my week workout schedule, and I invited you to do the same. This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable. Sounds like a win-win, right?)
You know you’re a runnerd when you sign up for three races in nine days. Here’s what my fitness-filled 4th of July week looks like:
Sunday – Cycle 60 at the YMCA
Monday – Swim at the YMCA/rest (but most likely swim)
Tuesday – short run (three miles); free weights; ab exercises; potentially Women on Wheels
Wednesday – Race-day – 4th of July 10-mile Footrace
Friday – Swim at the YMCA/rest
Saturday – short run (three miles); free weights; ab exercises
Sunday – Race-day – Boilermaker 15-K
Are you running any 4th of July Races? Anyone going to the Boilermaker this weekend?