We decided to go to the park with a track, .03 miles around. I felt really good after yesterday of my reaching my personal record (PR) of running (I made 1/2 mile without stopping then quickly did another 1/2 mile without stopping). I was stoked.
I was even more stoked that the family wanted to exercise with me. So we headed out.
|A departure from our usual trail hiking. It's a great park in honor of the band Alabama who put our town on the map... sort of. (Actually, it may have been donated by them. They do a lot in the community. Need to get the story on this.)|
I finished up with 4.33 miles total, 2.1 of it running (2 laps at a time, 7 laps total). I'm very excited about reaching this new PR. I'm ready for my first 5k in about 15 years coming up October 13: 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5k fun run. Hopefully, I will run most of it. My goal is to fully run a 5k by Spring. I'm thinking Color Run in March.
We also had fun with tree planks. I think I just made that up but I'm not sure since there's hardly and original ideas floating around anymore but I like it. Tree Plank it is. The boy is into gymnastics and is trying to perfect the handstand. I'd also like to do a handstand. My goal is to get my hands closer to the tree or wall and eventually do a handstand for real much like my childhood days. In addition, I did 3 sets of pushups at the other end away from people (1 set at a time), 3 sets of straight leg tricep dips from the park benches, as well as the tree planks- 3 sets counting to 20.
|Our little gymnast making it look easy.|