Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cross Training

Yes I listened to the doctor this time. I attempted to run this weekend with Andy's dog and only made it a few steps before my knee was hurting. So, Monday I paid attention and cross trained.

I did 30 minutes on the bike...which is pretty impressive for me. I HATE the bike. It's just too boring for me. But I've heard it is really good for your knees. Let's just say my legs were not accustomed to that thing because after getting off--my knee hurt worse. But I'm guessing it was because it was strengthening the muscles because I'm all good now. It was extremely tough though to make it that far because to the right of the bike is the nice row of treadmills. And who is on treadmills? Runners! I was so incredibly jealous...

Anyways, following the bike, I hit up a bit of weight lifting and some crunches then hit the eliptical. Half an hour on the eliptical, then some great stretches and I was outta there.

Tonight I'm going to see the Twins play and then tomm I'm hoping and praying I might be able to run.

I will leave you with a picture from this weekend--my friend's bachelorette party. (Last bar of the night)


Don said...

If you have a nice trail nearby, a real bike might be a lot less boring :-)

Steve Stenzel said...

I hate the bike too. Nice workouts, and fun party!!

Go Twins!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

BTW, I just read your half-marathon story. It's hard to gauge the speed of the pack heading out. In my mind, EVERYONE goes out too fast. I'm good at being passed in the first few miles - I get them all back by the end.

And I'm only asking this next question because you ran that race from Husdon: do you know anything about the "St. Croix Valley Triathlon - Sprint Course" that takes place in Hudson? I'm THINKING about doing a spring the weekend before my half IM.