Thursday, May 5, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Move that body: Quick upper body circuit w/ 5- and 10-pound weights and a 1.5-mile walk with Denali. Maybe we’ll do a second walk or some post-dinner yard play.

1. Someone was a movin’ and a groovin’ this morning.

And it wasn’t me.

And it wasn’t Denali.

It seems baby boy was listening to some Young Dro and wanted to do the shoulder lean. I’m not sure how to describe the feeling of him moving back and forth across but I can tell you that it will make you not sleep. And slightly nauseous.

2. Even though I was up a good half-hour earlier than normal, I could not get motivated this morning. I bargained with myself, subbing out Jackie Warner with a DIY weight set with George. I made sure to work each of the following muscle groups at least twice: biceps, triceps, shoulders and back. I did three sets for each exercise*, the first two sets with 15 reps and 5-pound weights and the last set with 10-12 reps and 10-pound weights. Ouch!

*The exercises: Bicep curl followed by shoulder press; row followed by tricep kickback; standing hammer curl with overhead press followed by tricep extensions; and rear fly.

3. Anyone catch that RnR is doing a marathon in Madrid in 2012?


Yeah. It’s pretty awesome.

While I’ve been planning to run my first 26.2 in Chicago in 2012, I am dying to run this. I’ve wanted to go to Madrid since I saw Gwyneth and Mario tour Spain on PBS, and what better way to explore a city than by running it?! Now, it’s likely that I’d have to leave baby boy with Grams and Gramps and it’s completely unlikely that I’ll win the lottery to participate in such a race but I’m obsessed.

Anyone want to sponsor me?

1 comment:

  1. Quick call Sally Struthers and have her launch a commercial asking for .29 a day that we too can sponsor a "child" to run a Spain Marathon :) If anyone can help you reach your goal - it's surely got to be her! I wasn't trying to be mean - hope you didn't take it that way. Hope you saw it for the humor I intended!!!
    It does sound like an awesome race and it would be the most FAB way of seeing a city!!!!
    And besides, that's what g-rnts are for aren't they?