Inspired by the news that I can acutally run some sort of race at Canonlands this weekend, I went to the gym yesterday and really enjoyed my workout.
Again withthe soft rock as the motif of the gym. Several other employees were therre, walking about a small track indoors (some 16-20 times round makes one mile on a very hard floor, not an actual track) Most were walking about a 22-24 min mile. I though they might benefit from hearing Brick House by tthe Commodores. Not too too fast, but something to get them moving. I was the only person in the place that was sweating.
I was listening to mostly Soukous music, Papa Wemba, Kanda Bongo Man, and Loketo. I can sing some in Lingala pretty well, but mostly I have no idea what I am saying. Lotsof Loketo is in French though so I get that. Other than the afro-pop,I heard a bit of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Amanda's "You don't stand a chance", and some Flaco Jiminez. So in my mix, apparently I have Bluegrass, Soukous, mainstream Pop, Teajano Conjuntos, and a few others that I didn't Mention… ABBA being one of the more embarassing ones.
I was definitely bopping along with the ipod. I think I will see if pods are actually allowed in this race and use it if they are…Never done even a 5K with an ipod, so curious to see if it will work without creating chaos for me.
I ran 3.11 miles. then I did a few sets of lunges-step ups with the weighted ball. My balance on those still is precarious, something to work on. Chest Press, and some running arms.
I noted on the run that when I keep my pace really really steady good things seem tohappen., I worked on stride and striding from the hip.
Unfortunately for the rest ofthe night, my old fracture site was not feeling very good. I know there is nothing technically wrong with it, but it still feels "funny" Hopefully all can be worked about with where I will live in Florida, and I can contact the training center and set up an eval.
Life right now, is pretty darn good. except I am severely lacking in sleep. zzzzzzzzzz