Sunday, August 30, 2009

Catching Up

Man, this past week was a doozy! Work is picking up quite a bit, and my brain is finally succumbing to the madness. Not exactly the best time to scale back on caffeine, but I'm trying pathetically hard to nix the diet sodas. Something about water being better for the body ...

I did manage to squeeze in a couple of decent workouts, though. I did pilates Monday and Wednesday -- a rude awakening first thing in the morning, as it felt like stretching a cold rubber band. But I love pilates because I can begin to feel the toning effects immediately, at least in the flab ... er, I mean ab ... area.

I ran a mile on Tuesday -- I swear the humidity took it's toll a minute into it. But my legs held up well, and I was glad to get that feeling back of wanting to go further. Besides, it just felt good to sweat a little.

We also had our first softball game Friday night. Now that was a good workout! J and I had played catch just about every night the last two weeks, so I felt fairly comfortable tucked in right field. I managed to get on base every time I batted ... despite hitting myself in the head with the bat the first go-round. Yeah, I know, how is that even possible? Not sure, but it got a good chuckle from the crowd, and solidified my point that our team name should have been "Benchwarmers". But, we ended up kicking tail, winning 12-6 despite being a player short.

And let me tell you, I was more sore yesterday than I was after my half marathon. Guess it was all the sprinting -- my legs are still shot. Which is why I think I need a little help in the toning and strength department. I picked up a copy of Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred today at the bookstore -- has anyone tried it? I'm a little skeptical and a little nervous about it ... that lady scares me.

But, maybe it'll be just the boost I need. That, catch, and more running should have me in pretty decent shape here shortly. And, it should be a little more entertaining than the ol' workbench that's collecting dust upstairs.

9 comments:

Kevin Atteridg said...

Sometimes the weeks with the most activities, can be the most fulfilling, even if they are sometimes tough.

D10 said...

Softball sounds fun. Sprinting always makes me more sore than running distance. Thanks for reminding me to toss in some speed work.

Marlene said...

I have the Shred DVD. I've used it a few times, but I'm too much of a wimp. It's a good workout.

Softball is harder on the body than you'd think! I remember my legs were always thrashed form the quick starts & stops. Congrats on the win!

Katie said...

@ Kevin: I truly believe that -- and, it makes the week go by faster! :)

@ D10: Speed work is definitely something I need to work on. Don't think I even did enough when training for the half. Do you do timed sprints for speed work?

@ Marlene: Thanks!! Yeah, the game was a blast, but we are all feeling it still. As for the Shred video, I may be too much of a wimp to do it again!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Right field??? I remember the people that played right field. I *heart* Jillian.

Adam said...

Isn't it funny how different stuff can make us so sore?! I did a bunch of yard work this weekend and can still barely move my arms!

Racn4acure said...

I finally gave up diet sodas about a year and a half ago. I feel better but miss them sometimes. It was not easy, not at all.

You are doing great being active.

Katie said...

@ Ken: Hmmm, I don't like the sound of that. I'm guessing right field is where they stick the goonies :)

@ Adam: I know! Going on day 4 of soreness ...

@ Art: Thanks!! And yes, the whole diet soda thing is going to be the death of me. Sadly, it might be easier to give up chocolate.

lindsay said...

nice job getting in the workouts! keeping a variety helps prevent staleness and you definitely have a lot of different things to choose from so that's good. i've heard lots of good things about shred so good luck! i'm sure you'll be sore in the beginning but it will pay off with sexy strong muscles :)

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