Today is Thinking Out Loud because I've had a lot of random thoughts. They kept coming this week, and there are a few.
PT #4 today, and I got even more take-home exercises on Tuesday. I'm getting quite the arsenal of exercises to do at home, so I'll split Tuesday's up and add half to workout #1, and half to workout #2. This time around I got one-legged squats (but don't squat too low), wall sits, alternating swimmers for my back, and then hip hikes. She's not happy with my back stabilizers either, even though my back itself is stronger than my glutes. OMG, I'm a walking mess.
Monday night, I was kind of bummed out because I've been eying the RnR Vegas 10k as potentially my next race, BUT registration opened Tuesday, and I really do need to wait until after Tink to see how everything goes. Signing up for races in advance is what got me in this imbalanced world to begin with. To make me happy, I bought the 2nd season of Rizzoli&Isles and the 7th season of NCIS. Only to find out the Vegas 10k and 5k open for registration in May. Son of a biscuit! I have to avoid the internet again, which isn't possible at work.
I think I found Allie's favorite flavor for her Greenies dental treats. When I adopted her, her foster mom said Allie loves Greenies, so I've stuck with that. She won't touch Temptations, which my parents' cats LOVE, but she'll eat her Greenies. I've been playing around with different flavors, but getting her to eat treats from a FRESH BAG is agonizing. I realize they may smell different than the not-stale-but-not-new treats, but I have to convince her to eat the new treats. Until this week, when I tried the Tempting Tuna flavor. She doesn't even leave crumbs, and this girl's a messy eater. I'll see how this goes and may stick with Tuna going forward.
I'm trying to learn how to balance the additional PT exercises I keep getting, and when to run. So far I've run once a week since PT started because 1) I don't want to overdo it and 2) I need to focus on strength training. Do I keep the 30-minute runs on Wednesdays, or do I sacrifice those for higher focus on strength training? I'm not just doing the PT exercises, but I do make sure I do every one I've received in each set. I'm doing additional exercises that I know (from soreness) target those certain areas. How do I balance this? Is the additional rest off my legs beneficial for a good long run on the weekends?
I decided to splurge and buy the Tinkerbell Dooney&Bourke letter carrier. The design for the weekend's bags was released yesterday, and I love it! I need to replace the purse I have because it's faded and fraying, and I was waiting for these designs. I'm such an impulse buyer so I've saved up for extra, fun expenses for the trip because I will be at Disneyland :-)
Thinking Out Loud with Amanda.