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Friday, November 21, 2008

It's almost my birthday!

Normally I really don't care if it's almost my birthday, but I managed to buy a few birthday presents for myself. Not that I wouldn't be buying them anyway, but the dates just sort of fit together.

Present #1: New running shoes! They arrived yesterday, a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8's. This time I bought a green pair, and used a coupon at to get them for $79. Great deal.

Present #2: New insoles! It'd be silly to buy shoes without insoles, and since my old ones have the same mileage as the shoes did (about 280 miles), it was time. I wear green Superfeet.

Present #2 Garmin Forerunner 50. Yes, I know I wrote about it the other day, but it arrived today. HRM manufacturers must all use the same chipset and customize them for their own needs, because the watch operates quite similarly to my Reebok HRM. It also made the menus easy to navigate. The watch looks a lot better than the Reebok, with larger numbers, so I'm going to use it. I haven't paired the foot pod with my Garmin 305 yet, but it seems to work pretty well with the 50. I'll probably give it all a try on the treadmill at the gym on Monday.

Ooh, and speaking of the gym, here's today's workout:

Warmup, w/45lb bar, 3 circuits
* Overhead Squat
* Squat
* Good Morning
* Barbell Lunge
* Romanian Deadlift
* Bent-over Row

* Drop Squat, 3x20
* Underhand-grip Dumbell Row, 3x20x20lbs
* Reverse Hyperextension, 3x20
* Elbows-in Elevated Pushup, 2x20
* Side Bridge, 3x10 (both sides)
* Side Lateral Raise & Rotation, 3x20x10lbs (both arms)

45 minutes, 210 calories burned

Tomorrow's the Davis Turkey Trot! Got our bibs, shirts, & goodie bags on the way home from work, which included some Snickers Marathon bars. I haven't tried those before, and I certainly won't tomorrow. What I will try tomorrow, however, are my new shoes. Fun, fun, fun!

I'll post once I get home and settled.

1 comment:

Pat said...

good luck on your run tomorrow. I have a 10k thanksgiving morning.