So it turns out that a little extra sleep actually does go a long way to better health! When I first woke up at around 6 this morning and thought about how I needed to to get up and go out for my scheduled run, my body was arguing with me, big time. I was aching and sore all over: my legs, my arms, my sides, even the muscles around my hips were feeling sore! I'm blaming it on that Jillian Michaels DVD we did on Monday, because I could already feel the soreness setting in within an hour of doing it, and it got progressively worse. I guess that means it's a good one and I should probably snag my own copy of "Six Week - Six Pack"!
Anyway, after checking on the kids and realizing that only one of them was awake and was just quietly watching TV, I went back to bed. Next thing I knew it was 8:30, which is quite late for me. Once I was up and moving around, I started to feel a little better, but I knew it was already going to be too hot outside to do my run, since my schedule called for about 3 miles of speed work. So, since my husband was at home and had some things to do around the house, I decided to go to the gym. I started out with speed work on a treadmill. I did a fast walk-jog-sprint sequence until I had reached 30 minutes, which ended up being 2.75 miles. After I finished with that, I went into the weight room where I spent another 30 minutes focusing on shoulders and traps. Finally, I somehow found myself in the spin room waiting for the noon spin class to begin. :) I love spinning and today's class totally made up for the lackluster performance I had yesterday morning. My most favorite instructor (Misty) was substituting for another instructor, which totally made my day. I love how I feel after a good spin class.