|I was serious about that. And... I had to write backwards so it would come out right. That's talent.|
I set out as usual. Turned on my IPod to Umbrella by Rihanna, which is alway the first song. And went to town. However, normally I can just keep right with the beat of the music. My foot hits the ground with the tempo of the song. Easily. Then comes Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland. Same deal with the tempo and the feet. Then comes Bawitdaba by fav, Kid Rock and things started going downhill. That song is where the tempo pics up, and these legs were not having any part of it. Actually, it wasn't the legs, they wanted to go. It was more the rest of me.
|Legs before the run/walk...no after picture because it's, well, the same.|
Running in the groove is just part of my routine. I also like to pretend I'm running in some crazy road race, like the Boston Marathon, and people are going crazy with all the runners going by. Walking squashed that day dream.
|Source. Oh, I'm the wacko pretending to be in this picture, don't mind me.|
I really concentrated on "rocking" my feet. Heel striking the ground and pushing off hard with the balls of the feet. It can turn a nice easy walk into a quad burner. I swear. And, I did the "tilt and tuck" with the abs. Why not get those puppies burning too.
Back at the home front, it was 2 sets of: 20 V Pushups (from Insanity), 20 Bicep Curls (10 lb. weights), 20 Tricep Curls (10 lb. weights), 20 Squat Press (squat with weight touching floor, then bring weight straight over head with both arms).
There's no shame in switching it up if you have to. Who knows why your feeling the way you do during a workout. I could be your body telling you to take it easy for a good reason. Over-tired, Under-nourished, Over-doing it...just stay in tuned and only push back when it feels right.
I probably could have fought it today, but from experience, I'd have felt crappy after. It's Saturday, and I want to enjoy the day. It's not like I'm training for Boston or anything...in real life!
How do you adjust your workouts if you just not feeling it?
Do you change it up, or just hang it up for the day?