I ran to work yesterday. I needed to get a morning run in, and my brother needed to borrow my car. It seemed like the logical way to do things.
I brought two hand towels and a change of clothes. I have to rig my backpack so it wasn't flopping everywhere. It restricted my shoulder movements a little bit, so I should probably look in to getting a real running pack if I plan on doing this on a regular basis.
I took the long way in so I could get 6.2 miles and be done with running for the day. I've mentioned this before, but it's weird to run a path I normally bike. The miles do not just fly by. They drag. I'm sure it being morning didn't help. It's best when I have no other choice but to run in the morning.
I got to work and was, of course, super sweaty. I stripped down in the bathroom, ran one towel under the faucet, and gave myself a pretty thorough whore's bath. The only thing I couldn't really get clean was my hair. Not without sticking my head under the sink at least, which I might be willing to try in the future. Otherwise, the hand towel did a pretty good job. I used a second towel to dry off, and I was ready to start the day.
The run was an added boost I needed, since yesterday I cut out caffeine to try to sleep better. I'm officially on two full weeks of shitty sleep. First, it was just waking up early. Then, waking up early plus waking up repeatedly throughout the night. Good times. I've tried a handful of things. Seeing what sticks. Last night I only woke up 3 or 4 times that I remember, and "slept in" past 7am. So, I hunted down some decaf coffee, since I like the taste of coffee and the morning ritual.
The upside is, I rarely get physically addicted to things, so I had a few baby headaches yesterday, but nothing else.
After work I jogged to my trainer's house.
Stretches: Inch worm, twisted torso lunges, single leg roman dead lifts, bridges, etc
20 multiplaner lunges which 16lb sledge hammer presses
10 (per arm) sledge hammer curls
10 bowler/speed skater move
30 seconds weird rope dance
30 second straight arm rope slams
30 seconds double arm rope slams
5 (per side) speed side shuffles while being held back with an exercise band
Long, deep, painful, whimpering hip stretches.
My brother picked me up post-workout, and we headed to his new house. There is a hole in the wall nearby that makes wraps, and then deep fries them.
Holy shit that was delicious. Afterward I ate most of a deep fried twinkie, a deep fried snickers, and a s'mores wrap. My body got a workout, so I didn't want my arteries to feel left out.
My training schedule allows for me to run anywhere from 0-2 miles today. My hips have been bothering me since Monday, so I am stoked to be taking a zero running day. Go team Rose!