Well I can tell I ran 12 miles yesterday! My legs are tired!! Sometimes it’s hard for me to take a day off – I’m not sure if it’s the ex-athlete in me or what but I just hate to not do anything physical for a day. But the professional in me knows how important it is to give your muscles time to recover from an intense effort (like a long run or a race day) – so I compromised and did an easy recovery workout today. I started with a 60 minute ride on the recumbent bike at levels 6, 7 and 8 while I continued to read The Hunger Games. I have about 20 pages to go, I swear I will finish it before I leave the gym tonight! I followed that up with the following leg workout (3 sets of 15 repetitions):
- Abductor and adductor machines – 80 pounds
- Hip stretch
- Hamstring curls – 50 pounds
- Bent over hamstring stretch
- One-legged leg press – 50 pounds
- One – legged quadricep stretch
Crunchy leaves * Tea * Pumpkins * Football * The start of basketball season * Colors * Sweaters * Boots * Pumpkin Spice Lattes * Chai Lattes * Homecoming * Fires * Thanksgiving * Apples * Running anytime of day and feeling comfortable * Soups * Hearty Sandwiches (with melty cheese) * Corn Mazes * Haunted Houses * Crisp air in my lungs on a run * Oatmeal after a morning run (with pumpkin) * Lower utility bills * Sunroof weather * Did I mention football?
What do you love about fall?