Today (12-28-11) was quite simple, after yesterday’s tough stairs workout where I really pushed my mind and body to go faster. I’m planning on doing more walking tomorrow, or if I can get to the beach, I’ll do some high-stepping – running in place for a while to get my heart rate up and burn some calories.
I took my daughter down to the local park on the river and we walked around – me holding her most of the time, but she did walk about 200 meters. I don’t mind holding her because that way, in addition to my couple kilograms in the backpack I wear, I can add another 12 kg and make walking a little more of a workout.
I walked around with her once – a lap. We stopped to watch the crabs and the mud fish that crawl out onto the mud and flop around. We saw a giant pufferfish – all blown up like a basketball, dead for days.
We made our way up to the parallel bars and I was able to crank out 5 sets of 10 of the upside down rowing like I think I described two days ago. I tried some dips and my right shoulder still has a wicked sharp pain in it from the time I overdid the dips about a week prior.
I realize I’m going to need to join a gym, or buy some equipment to work on my pulling – my rowing action to get quite a bit stronger at that before I’ll really be any good at stair climbing. It’s funny, I never thought I’d care to do any stair climbs in a building because I just enjoy the outdoor climbs so much. However, once the competition was envisioned, my eyes lit up. It has been so long since I competed in triathlons or bike races, running races… it’s about time to test the waters again.
My wife came and took over with my daughter and I did a fast couple laps of walking. The top of my foot hurt a bit, and I stopped after 2 laps. That was disappointing. Guess I should mention, I wear Nike sports sandals for all of my sporting activities… including walking, jogging, climbing trails, and climbing up the steps. I, like PJ Glassey, have very high arches and I get a lot of pain if I don’t have the right shoes with great support. The Nike sandals I wear are amazing – they have a hard sole that gives a lot of support. Of course it gives very little cushioning, and my feet do hurt occasionally when running. I will probably go look for a pair of shoes I can climb steps in before the Bangkok Vertical Mile in January.
I was going to put a diet note in here – but, it’s pretty involved – a lot of information – so I’ll create a new post for it shortly.
Hope your workout today was amazing – tell me about it in the comments section if you feel like it!