Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Steamy Sit-Ups

Eyes bleary from pushing myself up Merriman. The air thick with humidity from last night's rain. The temperature rising to the 60s. I laid on my back after a set of 60 bicycle sit-ups and thought I saw fog rolling into the carport where I placed my workout mat.

I blinked to make sure it wasn't sweat getting into my eyes. Then I realized what I saw wasn't fog, but steam rising off my body. This is a common occurrence during the winter, but it's super badass when it happens in the middle of spring. 

My weekly morning short runs have included sets of push-ups and sit-ups before and after the slog. This morning I found my stretchy bands and did a couple sets of curls. I've always been really good about working on my core as I get my marathon training started, but then I eventually forget about it. We'll see if I can break that pattern. After all, I've managed to get close to being a morning runner.

It seems most of my displeasure from running in the morning was from the jarring of my joints without warning (aka, a day's worth of moving around to warm up), but now I run much smoother after more than a year of focusing on better form.

With the weekend approaching, I'm looking forward to another long trail run, as I build up base mileage.

8 comments:

The Sean said...

good on you for taking the time to work on the core! Send some of that my way... plz

Nitmos said...

Stretchy bands want to be friends with everyone but everyone does not always embrace the stretchy band. Not sure why yet....

Ian said...

Most of my displeasure from running in the mornings is the getting up early. I still can't do it with any regularity.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Good job getting up and going.
I wish I could, but by 9am all I want to do is take a nap (get up to run at 5am).

Jess said...

Supposedly, it's because people are bit stiff and not warmed up from a full day that more injuries occur during morning workouts. Still, I think it's nice to get it done and outta the way early int eh day!

Nobel4Lit said...

I got the wrong idea when I read your title, lol.

Robin said...

I'm impressed with your regularity of workouts, especially in this gloomy northern Ohio weather!

Xenia said...

This is the culture you're marrying into.

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Be proud.