Today was a tough day of tilting at windmills and I knew I needed to run as badly as I wanted to just skip it.
I let myself be very slow. It was hot, humid, and windy threatening a storm. We had about 6 sprinkles but no rain. The wind was helpful, but the humidity was killer.
When I got home I did The Runner's Core workout level 1. It took about 10 minutes, and I couldn't complete all of it. Planks for days, but situps will stop me in my tracks every time. And my balance ball was more inflated than theirs so it was pretty funny - my husband had to help balance me.
Bogart the Amazon spent the entire time giving the yoga mat the hairy eyeball. He really didn't like that thing, and was growling at it when I was doing planks. Mark had to reassure him I was ok and was not being eaten by the blue thing.
Then I brought in the balance ball and BD immediately went "tall bird" and felt that he needed to protect me from the awful thing. I don't blame him - I might have needed protection.
I have no doubt that I am going to feel this workout in the morning. I am going to try to do core at least 3x a week - either after runs or on nights I am not running is still up in the air.