Today was supposed to be a rest day. I've been trying to take it easy and rest my knee and hip. BUT (there's always a "but" with runners), I couldn't sleep. I woke up thinking about these foster kids my friend is working with, which gave me a writing topic, and made me so I couldn't sleep.
Since I was awake thinking, and since I had a great playlist I've been dying to work out to, and since the gym was open, and since I had this great workout idea, I put on my shoes and went to the gym at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday.
First--Totally loving these new songs on my playlist:
100 Percent by 99 Men
Want You Bad by The Offspring
Vampire Girl by Deaf Pedestrians
New Tatoo by Saving Abel
So, I'm listening to my music, which makes me run fast, and thinking about this new book idea. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical and decided to once again attempt to calibrate the Nike + (slightly more successful this time). After I had it calibrated, I ran on the track and tested out my new "rest day" workout (meaning, I'm not counting miles or tracking how fast I'm really going)
My fun workout (one lap on my gym's track is 1/10 of a mile):
five laps sprinting straights and jogging curves of track
five laps with stairs on each side of the track, jogging straights and side shuffling on curves
five laps jogging straights and frog jumping on curves
three cool down laps, plus stretching
It was fun! I meant to add some jump roping at the end, but ran out of time. (S had a 10 a.m. soccer game today!) My knee and hip feel really good still. Hopefully, I took it easy enough that I will still be pleased with this workout in the morning!