Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wiggle War Recap: Week 2

Week 2 was a definite improvement over Week 1, but it has become obvious that the odds of achieving my goal of 20 active days this month are slim.  As of today, I have 13 days left in the month and need 12 more active days.  Simply put - NOT GONNA HAPPEN.  However, I've always believed that goals are just that: goals.  They are something to shoot for, but not something to beat yourself up over.  My new goal is to come as close to 20 active days as possible.  To that end, here's the run down on last week:

Miles: 10.13 (including the Tundra Challenge which I've learned was actually 4.1 miles as opposed to the advertised 3.6!)

Eating: I was pretty good all week, but completely fell apart on the weekend.  This is an area that needs some work!

On a more fun note, I registered for my first road race of 2012 - The Great Lakes Expo Run! I'm really hoping to improve on my 10k time from the New Year's Eve race.  The weather has turned from spring-like to a true Wisconsin winter - complete with snow, ice and temperatures that make a freezer seem like a sauna.  In order to cram in some miles, it looks like I'll be getting reacquainted with the indoor track.  Fortunately, I should have a new toy to help me out while I run in endless circles.  I received a Garmin Foot Pod for Christmas and I'm looking forward to trying it out - possibly as soon as tomorrow.
This nifty little device attaches to my shoe laces and transmits pace and distance data to my Garmin, so I can still use my favorite training tool indoors (GPS doesn't work so hot inside!). 

I've also returned to the studio this week - the yoga studio that is.  My teacher is in the process of obtaining her next level of certification and she'll be sharing some of what she's learned with her students and incorporating some new elements into the class.  This should be interesting.  All I can say so far is that my abs are sore after yesterday's class.  From what she described, it sounds like developing 'core strength' will be a central feature of this session. I'm hoping that added core strength will finally help me achieve a full Crow Pose.
At the moment, I can kind of sort of get my feet off the ground, but I lack the arm strength to hold my weight completely on my arms, and the abdominal strength to pull my legs all the way up and balance - I immediately tip forward!  I was a little impressed with myself when I discovered that I'm finally comfortable doing one of the Headstand Poses without positioning myself against a wall as a safety net!  I guess you win some, you lose some. 

So there you have it, all the goings on in Rabbits and Runs land.


Anonymous said...

I can say with certainty that my ass, weighing far more than the rest of me, would not allow for me to get in that position. Good luck though! lol I also looked at the bunny page, cuteness overload!

April said...

Yeah, my arms aren't supporting that anytime soon!