Distance: 2.02 Miles
P90X: Core Synergistics (Disc 08)
Last night when I got back from a late night at work, I could not get myself to hit the pavement. At the start of my commute home, geared up for a five-mile, I could not get home fast enough. By the end I was having trouble to staying awake. Getting home I knew if I went upstairs to get changed in my running gear, I wasn’t going to make it back downstairs.
So that means today must be a combination of a run and P90X. The entire day I had mixed thoughts. I was still sore from Wednesday. An hour run plus P90X just seemed insurmountable. I still don’t know how I did it. The run, though the pace was slower then my most recent runs, was great. I decided to listen to music, not a podcast. This is unusual for any run over three miles. The selection for the evening, Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack (added to the Music/Podcast page). After the initial track, The Grid, there are no words. Only the road, music, and my thoughts. I felt my heart beating with the rhythm of the music since I could not focus words or a conversation. The song C.L.U. came on, and my pace quickened. I took an effort to ensure I didn’t go too fast and lose my steam. After the second mile, the soreness of the abs washed away; there was only the rhythm of my feet.
After getting back I popped in the Core synergistic program. I put in the time and pushed myself to the fullest range my body could do. By the end my muscles were shaking and I was exhausted. P90X is not for the faint of heart. Earlier this year I completed EA Sports Active 2 on the Playstation and the hardest settings, and it has nothing on P90X, nothing. I can see why doing these routines for 90 days you get fit. I have no doubt about it. So I plan to keep this modified schedule of running, strength and core training. After the twelve weeks are over, I hope not to recognize myself.
On another note, yesterday I got my haircut. A fact not normally worth noting in a post except they found a couple of white hairs. I can no longer claim them to be really blond hairs. Forsaken by my hair, and I no longer one of the immortal youth. Who is next to betray me? So here I am, time is catching up and I still don’t know what I am running from or to. It is something. If you don’t know you destination, nor where you started, does that make you lost? I am starting to find my health, just not what I am searching for. Does each step take me further away, or closer to the answer of a question I don’t even know?
Next Run: 8 Miles
Next Race: Burlington Race for the Hungry 5K