Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stair Running SUCCESS

ETA: I had a change of heart on the title (previously Stair Running FAIL),  getting out the door today was a success, even if it wasn't the workout I wanted it to be :D

   Coming of my glorious 45 minute stair run last week, this week's stair workout can only be described as disappointing.

     I knew it wasn't going to go as well as last week upon waking up, I was in no mood for it and contemplated skipping it altogether. But  I forced myself to get it done by recalling that I stuffed myself with Thai food and NotSoSkinnyWhenYouDownTheWholeBottleGirl Margarita last night.   Plus since I  promised updated bikini pics to my creepers stalkers JohnP and Coach Dion   faithful readers this Thursday, it is clean eating and intense workouts from here till Christmas.

    Things got worse when I arrived at the stairs and went to turn on my shuffle. . . dead.   I thought about scraping it again (I cannot do stairs without music!), but I had just walked up there in the cold and figured I might as well get something in, even if it was only a few minutes worth.  Accompanied by the soothing sounds of Santa distributing popcorn balls by firetruck and my hip clicking?! (more on that in a coming post), I busted out a fast 20 minutes and called it a day.

    It so did not have the mood boosting effect of my usual music blasting stair sessions, but I feel slightly less bloated, so not a complete fail  A complete fail would have been not doing it at all, and instead sitting on the couch finishing the left over Thai.  I was looking forward to rocking out to my newly downloaded Girl Talk album though, which is AMAZING!

    I came home to my son standing barefoot in his jammy-jams (Office obssessed :D) on the lawn, accompanied by my brother (who is on break from college in FL, where he is majoring in skipping class to surf all day), patiently waiting for their Popcorn Balls from Santa.


Mamarunsbarefoot said...

You know you may not have made it 45 min but you still perservered!!! Well done! Did they get their Santa balls?

Shannon said...

Great job! Way to get it done!!! You still got out there and did something, even if it wasn't as great as last time.

Melissa Cunningham said...

way to get in something rather than nothing!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my post! Appreciate the feedback. I did cross country and track in HS and College too and so I never ran with music...although I think I did try running a few times with my old school cassette tape player...ha ha. So funny to think about. :)

Abby said...

The other day I got ready to run and my ipod was on red, but it ended up lasting my whole run, I was SO happy!

And yea, something always feels better than nothing! Good for you for not giving it up all together!

screwdestiny said...

Wow, I could not do stairs without music either. And uh, 20 minutes is a great workout for me when it comes to stair laps... Lol. I really need to do them more often because they kick my ass every single time.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are a machine!! Dang girl! Great job on climbing!!

JohnP said...

Oh Thursday is come, Thursday is coming!! Now we got something to look forward too :) lol

Way to suck it up and commit! Just go through the motions and get yourself out the door. The workout will take care of itself.
You Rock!!