Now, on with the show...so yesterday, Friday, I wasn't sure about going to the gym. It would be the 6th day of exercise in the week, and usually I keep it to only 5. But on two of those days I didn't lift weights, I swam on Tuesday and did the 4th of July run on Wednesday. Plus I felt good so I decided to go. I did a 25 minute run, mostly at 6.0mph but threw in a few 6.5s, including doing the last 5 minutes at 6.5mph. I have to be careful, it feels good to push myself and see that I can do it, but I think this is how I started having calf cramp problems. So I've been wearing the compression sleeves on my calves the last couple of nights, including to bed, hoping that will help keep my sensitive calves happy. So far, no cramping. I'm also doing the foam roller after every workout. Anyway, after the run I did a very quick back/biceps/core workout because I was seriously pressed for time. But I threw in a few jumping jacks between sets when I was out of core work, I don't like to just "rest" between sets. I've got to squeeze everything I can out of my relatively short gym visits.
I'm usually beat tired on Friday nights and last night was no exception. Except, like a dork, I stayed up until after midnight doing some writing on another project. It was good stuff but I should have gone to bed. I got up this morning at 7:30am to get myself and the kids ready for our day of fun at Children's Fairyland in Oakland. Miguel had to work so I took the kids solo and met some playgroup moms for a kids theater show followed by enjoying the park. We had fun watching the show - or at least I did. The kids were major wiggle worms and Marek kept asking, "is it over?" every time the audience applauded.
|Click, Clack, Moo!|
|The kiddies enjoying a snack before we head home.|
|A rare picture of me with both kids, watching the show. (Thanks Monique!)|