What kind of running blogger misses National Running Day? Whoops! When I planned my workout schedule for the week, I had a full rest day scheduled for yesterday, which means NO running. I did go for a walk and did some stretching, so that counts, right?
I’ve been really enjoying my cross-training lately. I’m following the program in “Strong Curves” by Bret Contreras and Kellie Hart Davis. The program itself is great. It focuses on glutes/hamstrings, and is challenging and fun. Plus, it includes a lot of the work I have to do to keep my piriformis healthy (i.e. avoid injury). To be honest, the book itself is just ok – the research is good, and it does give a basic overview of muscle development, etc. I found the tone of the writing to be a bit off-putting (chauvinistic, maybe? – definitely generalizing what he thinks women want). However, the book is worth picking up simply for the program and the exercise descriptions/photos.
I’ve been dragging a bit lately. Lots on my mind (that I can’t write about here). Suffice to say that I am working through it, and choosing self-care (like insane baking and tough workouts) to pull myself back up.
We made grilled pizza the other day. It was amazing. Yes, I know that “amazing” seems to be the most overused word lately, but I feel like the pizza we made was what Bertucci’s hopes to be. I’ll post some pics later this week.