living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Making the commitment: the "other" things

I knew last summer that I needed to do something else to compliment my running, but I failed miserably at that. Lesson learned. Let's move on. Last week for the first time in a long time, I looked forward to do some of the other things that have slowly crept into my workouts in the past few months. In addition to having a good running week -- 16 miles complete with speed work and hills -- I had a good "other" week.

All told, I did 60 jumping jacks, 50 squats, 72 crunches, 2:40 of plank and 107 push-ups. It was a nice mix of "regular" exercises and doing some of them on the Bosu ball. My max plank was 1:40, which is just 20 seconds away from my goal for this month.

I know I need to do more and I know I can do more, but this is a drastic improvement from what I'm used to. My change in actually looking forward to it is also a major step in the right direction.

As for my other "commitment" post, I weighed in at 187 last week. With weight loss not being a top goal right now, I'm just looking to stay consistent. I am ready to kick soft drinks to the curb again. Since the marathon I fell off the wagon. It hasn't been all that bad, but it stops today. No more soft drinks until I feel like I've done something good enough to reward myself.