Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I knew would be the first test of my new routine. You see. I had committed to go running with my friend Scott in the afternoon after he got off work. I had a choice I could run in the morning and then run again with him in the afternoon or I could just run with him in the afternoon. I choose the latter because a run with Scott could easily turn into a 6 to 10 mile affair. I didn’t want to overdo it too quickly with two runs per day. I am still building habits.
I got my running shoes on, and did a quick warm up routine of mostly stretching while I waited for Scott. My hamstrings and gluteus maximus was sore from yesterday, which is weird because yesterday was an upper body day… hmmmmm.
Scott and I began running a route that was to one of the best view in Seattle, Alki beach. As we ran down the hill initially, I found that, indeed my chest was sore from the upper body work that I had done previously. The motion of my swinging arms confirmed this. Scot and I ran, chatted, and enjoyed the view of the Seattle skyline on a sunny afternoon. As we approached the turnaround point, I felt a slight ache in my side, but it was short lived. About half way back I could feel the increased distance on my legs, but it was still very doable.
Back at the apartment after running just over 4.5 miles (a bit longer than the usual mile), I stretch briefly outside before entering the apartment to continue my new routine. I kept my shoes and shirt on since I was out on a balcony and I did 30 jumping jacks. Since I had done upper body yesterday, today was lower body. I alternated between activities and stretching. 11 squats, stretch. 22 lunges (11 each leg), stretch. 21 “breaths” of planking, stretch.