|This is so true. It's even better now because I don't have to wear or wash my own scrubs, I just get them out of a machine in the locker room and throw them in the linen bin at the end of the day. Freaking awesome.|
I'm not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow. I would normally swim, then do upper body and core, but the pool is still closed. I could drive to the lake to swim (30 min drive), use a guest pass at another gym (25 min drive), pay $5 to swim at Fuller pool here in A2, or skip the swim completely and just gym it. I was thinking maybe the rowing machine might be a good substitute? Then arms and a pilates or yoga class. I'd rather do yoga because the Wednesday pilates class is pretty easy, but I'm terrible at working my core independently, and I really need to focus on that to help with back pain from standing all day. Or maybe I could just take a nap....
After my group run Saturday Coach G did a pretty good job convincing me to jump back on the 13 in 13 bandwagon. I didn't commit, but I did register for the Run Woodstock trail half in the beginning of September, AND I mapped out a race plan that would get me to 13 in 13. I wasn't planning on registering for anything until I tested the waters with a long run or two, but there you have it. I am telling myself that I will go slow. I'm telling myself that it is okay to do half marathons three weekends in a row because they will be training runs and I won't race them. That worked *great* for me in January-March.
We'll see what happens. I'm pretty excited about Woodstock though. I registered to camp two nights, and invited my friend Michelle (the person who got me started running way back when!) to come join me all the way from Cleveland, and she agreed. It will be so fun! I just need to get camping supplies...back to REI I go!
I did some research and asked around, and got some helpful comments on my last blog post, and the verdict is that you do NOT wear underwear under bike shorts. Good to know. I will try biking commando on Thursday at the brick. Apparently I should also get some kind of girly-parts-grease (That's my term. The technical term is "chamois cream." Examples include bag balm and "Hoo Ha Ride Glide"). I haven't had any chafing issues yet, but I guess it's a common problem as the miles and hours on the bike increase. Oh the things I have to look forward to. I bought some mens underwear anyway, even though I won't wear them on the bike. They look comfortable, don't they??