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Nope saying it a bunch of times still does not make it true. I still don’t like doing them, and today I’m not a big fan of Dr. Myles for making me do them GRRRR. I’m trying really hard to come up with a mantra to say as I do my 150 lunges, because right now all I do is swear at my Chiropractor! I have a great mantra for running hills that works really well, I repeat “nice ass!! Nice Ass!! NICE ASS”(it gets loader in my head as the hill gets harder) all the way up the hill and it sets my pace and takes my mind off the task at hand. Unfortunately as I grunt, groan and struggle to complete all of the evil lunges I can’t seem to find a little saying that goes nicely with my pace. One because at my pace it would be a whole paragraph, and I’m not sure that could remember a whole paragraph 150times, and two for the most part after the first 100 I’m pretty much just trying not to cry, or fall over, mostly fall over I don’t normally cry in public. I do know that it’s good for me and it will help my running, and cycling, but it HURTS DAMINT!! So that gives me the right to whine at least a little. It’s not uncommon it for runners to have issues with there glutes not activating correctly, but it’s super important!!! Your glutes help control proper hip movement, and correct biomechanics that helps to prevent shin splints, knee problems, and other issues blah, blah. For more info on Glute Activation here are a couple websites by people that are pros aka not me...
And this one has some great exercises that I’m not yet co-ordinated enough to try yet. I mean I’m just getting used to staying up right as I lunge along, never mind adding in arm movements. Heck in step classes I’m normally the one in the back that’s at least 10 steps behind everyone else, and I’m still not even close.
I’ve also added squats to my torture regime!!! Between those and me upping the cycling, my legs are SORE, which is satisfying because at least I know I’m literally working my ass off...ha ha. It should be interesting when I try to add running back in maybe tomorrow, we will see how my knee feels. It’s still a little sore, and with marathon training starting up soon I want to make sure it’s all healed. On Sunday I went to the Running store I instruct my clinic at, for the group runs, it was fun to joke that I’m going straight to coffee (which many of us do after the run). But coffee just didn’t taste the same L. At least I had another injured friend there to keep me company. J. But after the run it feels like I just worked for my treat. Oh, Running my love, how I miss thee.
I have discovered my new love though...Tropical Fruit flavoured Larabar...Oh my gawd they are soooooo good. On top of the yummy flavour is the fact that there are 7 or so ingredients and I know what all of them are, there are all fruits or nuts. They are high in calories, but right now I’m more concerned with eat healthy food, and staying full. Like Pam I’ve been starving the past 3 days...So I’m worrying about filling my body with food of substance.