The Uptite Mamas have some fun races coming up. Let’s see how we did this week.
Kerry: Boot camp day today. I was so tired this morning from the weekend but knew I didn’t want to skip out. It was super humid when I got up and it had rained over night so it made for a double whammy. The field was wet and the trainer did not spare us. I couldn’t tell if I was soaked from the field being wet or from it being so humid. We started by doing a set of 10 reps of a specific exercise and then ran out to the 30 yard line and back. We repeated that 3 times and then moved on to the next set of exercises. Exercises included–squats, bicycles, lunges, full body extensions, spider man climbs, burpees, push-ups, and planks. We then did some more sprinting. It was a good workout.
Lara: I’m still kind of feeling it from my 18 mile run over the weekend and then our 3 mile walk on Sunday. Today I just let my body rest and stayed in bed a little bit longer than normal. Hopefully it’s only going to help.
Kerry: I got out for a run today. It was a quick 3 mile run. Easy pace. I have to start getting used to how dark it is in the morning when I go out. That is the one thing I don’t love about this time of year.
Lara: I spent some time stretching my lower back thanks to some Yoga with Adriene.
And then it finally felt good to get back to some weights. I let my lower back rest from weights last week and I was so ready for it today. Our lunchtime workout consisted in upper body and cardio. (I skipped out on step ups and squats.) It felt good to see that I hadn’t lost any muscle memory and was ready to get right back into it.
Kerry: Boot camp day. Today’s workout started with us doing 12 push-ups, 12 squats, 12 full body extensions, and 12 burpees. We then ran to the 20 yard line and did 11 reps of each. We kept going until we got done to zero. It was a tough workout–over 75 burpees and 75 push-ups total. My arms were feeling it!
Lara: I skipped out on running again today. I have 3 runs coming up in the next few days and one includes a 20. So this morning I just did some more Yoga with Adriene and back to basics with lower back focus.
Kerry: I woke up and was so tired. I decided that I wasn’t going to run this morning. I feel a little guilty but also feel like I need some extra rest.
Lara: I was planning on a 5 mile run this morning, but set my sights for 3 miles just because it’s been a few says since I ran. I was more than happy to make it to 5 without feeling any pains. It’s been awhile and I’ll take it!
Kerry: I had full intentions of getting up and getting a run in. I ended up sleeping late and wasn’t able to get it in. I had a half day today because Lara and I were heading to the Zooma Cape Cod weekend in the afternoon. I knew we would be doing some Hip Hop Yoga in the evening so I figured that could be my exercise. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Hip Hop Yoga. It really wasn’t much different than normal yoga but we just had some fun tunes in the background. I am not much of a yoga person but this was actually fun. I actually enjoyed it! I survived the hour long yoga class.
Lara: Like Kerry, I had a half day today and was just going to let the day take me through whatever happened. (I kind of bargained for more than I hoped for with that thought.) Since Kerry and I were heading to ZOOMA Cape Cod and there was running and yoga on the itinerary, I decided to just chill this morning and finish up my packing for the weekend. Hip Hop Yoga was on the agenda and I’ll admit, I was a little apprehensive. Turns out it was yoga, with maybe a few extra hip shakes all to upbeat and fun music. I felt completely relaxed and wonderfully stretched out. It was a definite unexpected success!
Kerry: Well, I was supposed to start my morning off with yoga at 7am and a 6 mile run to follow–all part of the Zooma weekend. Unfortunately the morning didn’t work out quite as planned. Lara and I ended up driving home in the middle of the night last night and didn’t participate in the morning activities. We got home at 3am….it was a long night so the last thing I wanted to do after 4 hours sleep was get up and think about running. I plan on doing a run first thing tomorrow morning-once I am well rested.
Lara: Same story as Kerry. I was a zombie today and didn’t want to make any personal contact with anyone. I couldn’t even get out of my own way. Not the best day to say the least. A workout probably would have helped my frame of mind, but I didn’t even have any energy for the thought.
Kerry: I got a 6 mile run in this morning. I haven’t run since Tuesday and it felt good to get out there. It was chilly when I left–about 48 degrees. It felt great though.
Lara: Time for the 20 miler today! To say my anxiety was at an all time high would have been an understatement. I headed out at about 5:30 and felt pretty good. I did have to stop a couple of times within the first 3 miles to stretch my back. At just about mile 4, I rolled my ankle crossing a part of the street with a cobblestone crosswalk. I stopped and checked it out for a minute and it seemed fine so I kept on going. At about mile 5 I felt a twinge in my knee. I stretched it and walked it out. But I tried to keep going. There was pain every time my foot made contact with the ground. I knew that I probably could try to go a little further to see if I could keep going, but in all reality I also knew that doing that would injure me only further. I called for a ride after 5.5 miles. I feel like a failure. I got home and thought about it. I made the decision to just give it another shot and try again. Walking doesn’t hurt so I thought I could. Walking down the hill and it started to hurt. Once I got to a flat surface and ran, the tears were immediate. Not how I expected today to go.