My hip feels great today! But as promised, today was another day on the dreaded sweat machine. Someone actually was on the workout room today too. Five minutes into my workout, a guy got on the treadmill. Fifteen minutes into my workout, he was done -- nice workout, dude. I sat on the bike for exactly one hour today, and according to the machine that I'm convinced needs to be calibrated, I rode 22.1 miles. These last few days make me feel like Marcy, except I've never had conversations with my crotch, thank God!
Since this is all I have about my workout, here is my heart rate chart during my biking. See, I'm not slacking on the bike! I left my workout going on my watch after I stopped, which is why there is a drop at the end.
I'm sticking with my usual heating, icing, tylenoling scheme today, even though my hip feels great. I figure it can't be 100% just yet, so I'm going to give it as much encouragement as possible to get there! After tomorrow off, and the massage, I'm extremely optimistic it will be ready to go Saturday; but honestly, when aren't I optimistic?
The book I ordered Monday night should be here soon. I got the 3-5 day shipping on Amazon, but according to their tracking website its already somewhere in Lexington, even though the earliest estimated delivery date was the 17th; hey, I'll take it! Update: The book just got here, approximately 60 hours after I ordered it with one of the cheapest shipping options. I love amazon!
Also, the other day CollegeGirl suggested Pilates to help strengthen my core. I might look into it sometime after Chicago since I don't want to mix things up too much this close to the race. If you know of any good books on them, let me know!
Thats all I got for you. I need to clean up and eat so I can get to grading a bunch of quizzes and labs. Is it bad that I look forward to grading simply because sometimes the answers are so ridiculously stupid I have to take a break because I'm laughing so hard? Does that make me a horrible person?