Monday, September 29, 2008

I might have to change my name.

Not my name name. My blog name. I'm thinking The Happy Cross-trainer.

OK, not really.

Running is still my #1. But, I'm getting into this cross-training thing. I worked out with Jackie Warner on Thursday and did one of the Biggest Loser workouts on Friday. Saturday, I felt the effects in my core, my butt, my arms, my whole body! I'm hoping that this renewed enthusiasm for cross-training will have a positive effect on my running. I think it will. It certainly can't hurt. I had a decent run on Saturday and an enjoyable, although fairly slow, run on Sunday.

In other news . . . I made my September to Remember goal! If you recall, I set out to run more than 60 miles this month. As of yesterday, I had run 71.1 miles -- well past 60 and I will probably sneak in another run before the month comes to a close! I'm so happy with how I did and grateful to JKRunning for setting up the challenge.

14 comments:

Marcy said...

LMAO I should probably change my name to "Weekend Runner" once the winter comes, because usually that's about the only time I do it :-X

*aron* said...

crosstraining is SO GOOD for your running... it will only help it! awesome job for getting so much in!

J said...

That is great for beating your set mileage goal! Congrats!

I've learned the hard way that cross training is necessary but it is fun!

Mark Salinas said...

Great job! Cross training is good stuff!

The Laminator said...

Nice accomplishment! It's always nice when you can claim victories over the miles.

I also agree with cross-training. It really does well for the running, although I still like your blog name so I would vote NOT to change that!

The Happy Runner said...

Glad you like the name! I'm keeping it. I'm just glad I've found some new workouts that let me enjoy cross-training, rather than viewing it as something I should do, but don't.

Danica said...

Cross Training is so good, but I sometimes feel lazy after doing it even though most of the time I have trained for longer than I would have run for.. I mean does that even make sense.

As for Jackie Warner.. Um HELLO her body. REDIC! :) It hurts to feel the burn of a work out, but after I just think, well then it worked!

The burn reminds me of the movie knocked up. We don't want you to lose weight. We can't say that. We want you to tighten. Just tighten everything about 20 pounds. Ha ha ha. We are working on tightening with Jackie!

D10 said...

Nice job surpassing your goal! I am sure the crosstraining is going to help.

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am enjoying yours as well. Cross-training is so great. It will definitely help you with your running. I love switching things up to keep them interesting!

kara said...

WTG reaching your goal. My total for the month is 64.
PS
Cross training is so important to a runner!

Running Knitter said...

Yay! Congrats on reaching your goal!

carla said...

I like the happy crosstrainer.

but then do I need to change my name too?

MizPlateau?

merathon said...

i'd love to hear what workout dvds you like. i'm looking for some new ones because i've realized that since i having kids, i can't run every day or my knees go CRAZY!

merathon said...

hmmmmmm... i don't know if i have exercise TV on demand. i'll have to check!

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