Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Running Forward...

Wow, already a crazy week. This past Saturday I was able to get my 13 mile long run in. Of course, I decided to run in the hottest part of the day, I will never learn!:)

Once I hit mile 5 it was more of a run walk and by mile 10 it was mostly walking. By mile 13 both my calves cramped up and it was all I could do to hobble into the house. Actually my in-laws house. I ran from my house to theirs. It was really a nice change from running an out and back. There were some really nice hills along the way too. I'm going to do it again this weekend however it will be in the early morning hours. I rested on Sunday and did some light strength work, specifically core work on Monday night after class.

Tuesday I did some light strength work with hammer curls, tricep kickbacks, bench press, lat pulldown, dumbbell lat raises, dumbbell front raises, decline press, straight bar curls, cable chest fly, dumbbell chest press, cable tricep pushdowns, and seated cable row. Several exercises there but only 2 sets per and lower weights were used. Today I did 4 miles at lunch, I'm scheduled to run 7 today but I only had time for 4 miles so tonight after my class I will do the remaining 3 miles. Tomorrow is another 4 mile run with Friday being my rest day and I will do my 15 mile run either Saturday morning or Sunday morning, haven't decided yet.

I got a 77 out of 100 on my first Exercise Physiology class which I'm really happy with. The test was really difficult and I probably only studied about an hour. Hopefully I can do lots better on the next test with more studying. I will find out the results of my first two A&P test tonight. I feel I did ok on those. I'm starting to get into a good routine with school and hopefully that will lead to better time management for studying, fitness, family, and work. Not in that order!:) Family is always first!

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday night! - Jason

7 comments:

Wes said...

Howdy neighbor :-) Way to get'er done! Weather is irrelevant! Might I suggest some endurolyte tablets? I tend to cramp on my long runs too, and one an hour has been working great for me!

Congrats on the first test score! Get out there and knock'em dead!!

Michelle said...

Great job on the test!!

I have my first biology test next week, and I am scared! I am going to study my butt off this weekend for it.

J~mom said...

Seems like lots of us are back in school! Adds a little challenge to what we are all trying to get done!

Nice job on the 13 miler!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to hear that you are getting into a rhythm with your schedule. That running in the hottest part of the day is much better in December, though.

streak said...

Way to go Jason! Great job juggling all those things and succeeding. Suppose to be nice weather finally this weekend and I hope we all get to enjoy it to the fullest. Have a great day!

Neese said...

way to keep the balance of it all! :)

David said...

This should be the weekend you've been hoping for, with nice cool weather. Keep it up!