It's amazing to me how much running helps me stay focused and better organized. I stop running and I get rather lazy about well, everything.
I have been biking to stay active and the weather has been most cooperative this past month except for today. :-/
I'm supposed to be getting the house ready for when I have friends with toddlers visiting in the next couple of weeks. It'll happen.
I looked at signing up for a rowing class but the timing sucked for all of them.
What to do?
What I like about not running as much is that it gives me a chance to focus on some other fitness areas. I like weightlifting and working on core because it makes me feel stronger overall. So I've been trying the 100 push up challenge.
Why push ups?
"The push-up is the ultimate barometer of fitness."
Heck. When I started running I couldn't do one real push up. I took the test from the website and did 23 two weeks ago with which I was quite pleased. Why bother doing more?
- it gives me something to focus on while coming back to running.
- push ups work not only my arms but my core and low back.
- you can do push ups anywhere and at anytime.
- it takes no time at all to do a lot of push ups so no excuses.
- I liked the toned arms even though I still have what look like noodle arms. :-D
- ultimately (you knew it was headed back to this point, right?) a stronger upper body helps me when I run.
Anyone else? I dare ya!