I dedicate today’s workout to Rachel, who reminded me to stop trying to make every workout so complicated! Earlier today I was going postal (btw Wiggs, the 90s called and they want their cliche back) about when the frick I was going to get my 20 minutes of cross-training in, and Rachel reminded me that I could just head outside for a walk. NO DOY, WIGGS (again with the 90s slang!).
So I did. I got my booty up and went for a walk around the loop that Dave and I used to run when we lived in Seattle.
I’m really happy that I took Rachel’s advice and simply went on a walk. My reason for being glad I worked out today is that I got to revisit a neighborhood spot with a lot of personal meaning for me.
That said, I’m going to try to limit my use of walks as cross-training. I know that Hal Higdon says walking “is an excellent exercise that a lot of runners overlook in their training,” but I don’t feel as accomplished today, you know? A huge benefit of this training so far has been that every day, I feel great about what I did for my body. Today, the feeling is just not as intense. So…from now on, my cross-training is going to be just a leedle more vigorous! (But I’m totes cutting myself some slack because I’m out of town right now, and we all know that being on vaycay can eff with one’s training schedule.)
Are there any exercises that don’t feel very “legit” to you? Do you want to shoot me right now for saying the word “legit”?