Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Stairs

Wednesday was day two of no workout!

Wednesday was also a scheduled visit to my chiropractor. I really like having a different perspective from my chiropractor because:

1) He's into holistics - less likely to suggest drugs
2) He's utilizes Asian techniques/methods
3) He treats a lot of athletes

He showed me a couple of pressure points that can help with eliminating fatugue. I always feel pretty good after I've been adjusted, but it was nice that he could actually give me some knowledge to try and help the situation now, instead of "let's wait and see."

No word back yet from the lab tests yet.

Thursday workout - UBW - Supersets of push-ups/bench-dips, bicep curls/upright rows. 4 sets of 10 each.

I could only go as high as 8 pounds dumbbell weights for the curls and upright rows because my left arm hurts like all get out from where they drew blood on Tuesday. I have a high pain tollerance, but this was annoying!

For added fun, I did the stairs challenge per PDB. I honestly couldn't remember the suggested run pattern, so I did my own thing, about 20 minutes worth. I also lost count. I did several up and back using each step, then several every other step, then several every third step. The only thing about every third step is that I had to lead with a different leg each time because there weren't enough steps. BTW, I did this in my backyard. I have a set of steps (6) that go up to the sun room, then about 4 or 5 strides to another set of 3 steps that go into the garden. I've gotta say that this was a good cardio workout and I think I will work this in to my weekly workout schedule. It was enough of a challenge to get get me really working and something I haven't done in a long time. My dog did get in the way a couple of times because she probably thought I was out there to play with her. Needless to say, I'm drenched, and it's not all that humid out.

Weight this morning was in the 125 range. I'm not holding my breath on that until it stays there for a while, especially with a half marathon in a few weeks and some necessary carb load.

Off to the showers!


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Pat said...

jackson browne.

I think today just might be my day.

Irene said...

You bust me up! I'm still laughing! Sorry, it's not Jackson Browne today... Keep guessing!!!

FV Tom said...

Hi there.

Sure they are able to figure out what's bothering you.

I've got no clue on the song.

Irene said...

Hi Tom!

Me too. Good to see you!