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.|