If it's cold enough to cancel school tomorrow, I figured it was cold enough to run indoors. Thus...to the treadmill!
Time: 58 minutes
Distance: 7.25 miles
Set the machine (my nemesis) at 1.5 percent grade and warmed up with two miles at 8:27, then did four at 7:30 and a final mile at 8:27 (although I did the last quarter mile at 5:27 pace...I was just so ready to be done). Walked for another quarter mile to cool down.
I have not been able to lose myself in treadmill runs, at least in busy gyms with TVs blaring. I tend to have better luck keeping my head in the treadmill game when I do intervals (i.e. mile repeats)...when I have a specific workout plan. Gotta get on that. May have to give it a whirl tomorrow, if I can convince the kids to hit the pool (and assuming it's not too cold to have the rec center open!).
Spent another 20 minutes doing squats, curls and some shoulder work while standing on the Bosu ball. I reckon not many people use the Bosu. I get a lot of stares when I use it. I like it because the balance work works all the little stabilizing muscles while your pushing weight with the major muscles.
On another front, I've been following the whole Contador doping case. I'm pretty burned out on believing these guys' protestations of innocence (yeah, I believed Floyd Landis for far too long). Setting aside whether or not Contador is innocent, this whole incident should make us all think about what the hell we are putting into our bodies. The fact that any meat has clenbuterol, or any other unnatural substance (calling Taco Bell!), in it once again brings into question our entire food system.
Makes Michael Pollan's overly-simplistic, but appreciatively-memorable, montra even more relevant: "eat food, not too much, mostly plants (and burritos)."
I may have taken a liberty or two with that quote.