I have said before - I want arms like Michelle Obama.
Then again so does everyone else now that we have seen them plastered all over magazines everywhere. In any case I have been reading a bit about how to improve on my running and the funny thing is a lot of it has nothing to do with running. It is also about improving on other things.
I found a website that is all about the Couch to 5K but not Cool Runnings so most of it is free. I followed a link to a training program for a 10K that I think I am going to try.
It explains training to do on off days that will help improve my running.
I am not up to the running suggested on this plan as I am still working on getting back to running the distance of a 5K but I figure I can work on the other things.
So Monday is supposed to be Stretching/Strength. I followed the links and was taken to 2 sites showing 6 simple stretching and 6 simple strength exercises. I felt pretty weird as I don't own weights but it gave the option of using a can of soup or bottle of water so that is what I did. Ava found this hysterical and kept stealing the water bottles.
It included mostly upper body exercises but also some lunges and crunches. The last time I did a crunch was a million years ago but I get on the floor and humph....What the Hell?? These hurt and can I even do a full sit up? Struggling. So I did 2 sets of 15 crunches and 2 sets of 15 sit ups. Not a lot but to me it was like a marathon. I guess this is going to have to be a regular thing.