Thursday, May 5, 2016

"You either squat or you don't. You didn't."

Saying I’m not the most limber guy out there is an understatement, but I’ve been working on it…or at least trying to. I can’t do a lunge without tipping over, a squat properly or sometimes even touch my toes. 

I’ve been trying to do strength training for quite a while, but it just never really got off the ground. Sure, I’d do it after a workout here and there, but that’d be just about it. Oh, and these sessions would only last about 8 minutes.

That’s why when Hector said, we’d be adding a strength training day to our Running 101 schedule, I was really looking forward to it. I’d finally get to do the “little things” that I know I should be doing but don’t. I’ve discovered that unless somebody is telling me to do something I don’t want to, I won’t.

I need to accept that running alone will not make me a better runner. Lunges, abs and other assorted strength workouts are needed for this slug. 
Yesterday, a person who will go unnamed but is in the picture doing a better squat than me said: "I was squatting, unlike Ben, who was just holding a ball." Ouch.