|New Arm Warmers!! |
(and no, I don't run dressed as a ninja, just had to
show off my final Christmas gift)
Anyway, now I do push ups every other day. I start out by doing as many "real" push ups as I can (my PR is the 6 that I did on Christmas Day), then I do knee push ups- I do 15 x 10 x 15 x 10 x 15. Yes, I stop and stretch where all those "x"s are. I have a weak upper body, but I'm trying to fix that. After I started, Runner's World came out with a piece about runners needing whole body fitness for quality running, and they suggested some exercises that you can do to achieve this- here. They suggest that women should be able to do 10 push ups and men should be able to do 20. I can't do 10 yet, but I will. Qualifying for Boston is hard enough without my legs having to do all the work. Once I can do more than 10 push ups, I plan to start working on some of the other muscle groups that Runner's World suggests strengthening. Hold me to that plan, will you D?
Meanwhile, my mom's final Christmas gift to me came last night- arm warmers! I can't wait to start running with them.
(P.S. this is a Friday post, I just uploaded the picture of the arm warmers last night.)