For Day 5, I decided to do some Boot Camp strength training stuff. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked out with Sharon Mann and I think she punished me for it. She made me do at least 1000 squats and lunges. I could be off with that number, but from the way my legs felt afterwards that number is darn pretty close.
My muscles moaned with each uppercut I threw. Each push-up and squat felt like slow torture. Every so often, I had to stop and shake out my arms just to make it through the work-out.
My youngest daughter snacked on Clementines while she watched me work-out. Whenever I stopped to shake out the soreness and rehydrate, my little Clementine coach yelled, “Mommy, break time is during the commercials.”
After a 45 minute boot camp bruising, I ran a mile with my girls while I pushed Little Lion Man in his stroller. I believe that may have been just as torturous as the work-out beforehand. Seriously, why did I think that was a good idea?
Ave Pace 12:56
Max Pace 10:37
Day 6 was less eventful. A thunderstorm rolled in the early morning hours, but it didn’t allow for any extra sleep because Little Lion Man slept poorly during the night, therefore I slept poorly. On top of that, my allergies are kicking my ass. With a sore throat and a sore body from the day before, I was in desperate need of some sleep. Since I missed my window of opportunity to run in the morning, the rest of the day was shot and so are my chances of winning the Janathon. No physical activity of Day 6.
Allergies and cranky babies totally bite.
I redeemed myself on Day 7. Little Lion Man woke me up at 4:00 a.m. and I decided to stay awake. I was not going to lose another day! Once Little Lion Man drifted back to sleep, I quietly snuck out the door to run 3 miles. Although I was beating myself up for missing a day during the Janathon, I believe my body needed the rest and thanked me for it with a decent run.
Distance 3.1 miles
Ave Pace 12:28
Max Pace 10:08
Tomorrow I plan to run 6 miles. Wish me luck!