No morning cardio today. Even though I am wanting to go out and enjoy the morning out on the trails as the sun is up, though a cool 50 degrees, and slight breeze - not many of these days will be left come October.
But I did an unbelieveable 9 miles yesterday on the Paint Creek Trail. It fools you as it is downhill at the beginning - so my initial run was suppose to be only 5 miles as my Legs were still hurting from Leg Day 2 days ago - but it was nice out and I had on Garth Emery's podcast, to be followed by Above and Beyond TATW podcast, on my MP3 player and then I just kept going to my usual 7+ mile turn around (Cider Mill! with an old-fashioned waterwheel from the flowing river nearby). Turned around and got back to where I parked my car, but thought 38.5 mile marker was just back there a little ways, lets just go on a little further to the 39.0 mile marker and make it an official 8 mile trail jog.
I looked for the 39 mile marker, but I also many gravel paths going off the main one and wondered where do those go? and a cute little bridge over a river, and the sun was warming my back so nicely, but by the time I got to this elaborate built deck that protruded out over a cute little pond with sitting benches, my butt was screaming at me, and just past that a few feet was the 39.5 mile marker! Oops, overshot. Whatever, it was now officially a 9 mile trail jog.
I also had to Triceps at the gym that day. I went home and did some stuff around the house that needed to get done, and then I past out for an hour or so. Went to the gym late that day, so I got stuck with the 5 PM group. I don't like big groups of people, because they make me feel self conscience of my body. Especially when someone comes over and says nice things like "have you been working out all summer long? your arms are really showing today" -and I don't know about you guys, but when I do Triceps, they just pump and pump up with so much blood, that I have to walk around for them to calm down and let me go on to the next set. I am not use to compliments and I just say "Yes, I have been working and dieting all summer long" and a "Thank-you". I was really taken back on Leg Day this past week when a young guy, wearing an Oxford Football shirt (my hometown), came over after I lifted 1080 (24 45lbs - my newest attempt to go heavier!) on the Leg Press, while wearing a Vegan BB tank top, for 10 reps, and said rather loudly and excitedly "I just have to tell you that was AMAZING!" After blushing for a couple of seconds I murmured "Thanks" and then one of my favorite personal trainers (a beautiful girl with a body and smile that even me, a girl, would love to have around just to look at her! I guess I have a slight girl crush on her) said right afterwards, "Yes, she is amazing isn't she!" Made my whole day from those two comments. Even though I was in serious pain in my arse that night, and still today am. And then on top of that, I did the 9 mile jog accidently.
So no morning cardio today. Just going to do some kitchen chores, and then do a little shopping with my college son who will be heading back to Bethesda, MD for his steady internship at SAIC. Actually he is going to check out the Men's Vibram's Sprydons, as I have a pair and love them! They too contributed to me going farther and farther on these trail jogs of mine. I also shall be doing my favorite bodypart (well, next to Legs) at the gym today also: Back.