So, this morning I went to the gym. Again. I know, who am I right? I hop out of bed at 5:30 like it’s my job and before I know it I’m working out my T-rexy arms with the meatballs of the world. Anyways, I’ve been doing a lot of spinning and working a lot to get my strength back because, ahem, I may have slacked just a little bit during training for Long Beach. As in, I did NO strength training. I really started to feel my back getting weak during my longer runs and realized that I had to make more than a once a month effort at the gym to perhaps get some decent results. Thus I’ve found myself kicking serious butt at the gym lately, and totally, gasp, LOVING IT! I know, I’m turning over a new leaf, wild. I still have been getting in some great runs lately, and last night knocked out a quick 5.5 miler.
When I got home after my run last night, I thought to myself how I just ran 5 miles. Seriously, I would have never guessed I would be doing that. Thus leads me to the cheerleader coming out and saying, “Rah! Rah! Everyone can run!” I am used to running 2 miles, 3 miles, maybe, on a good day, 4 miles, but just going out and dominating a 5 miler and feeling great? If you would have told me that a year ago I would have literally laughed at you. Change is good though, and I’m glad I am at where I am now.
So back to me being a complete BA at the gym. Call me dumb, but I’ve seen the word ‘brick’ thrown out like it’s candy at Halloween on twitter and some blogs, and I never truly knew what it meant. Obviously, I knew it had something to do with a workout or some type of training. Well for you folks, here is the official definition in case you didn’t know, like myself.
“What is a Brick Workout?