Today is Hunter’s birthday – my little boy is growing up – not really little anymore!!
I still got in a 43 amidst the before school birthday festivities! Today I adapted a move that Tina at Best Body Fitness had as part of her Move-It Monday Lower Body Burner. She had a sumo deadlift as one of the moves. I did a pretty close version of the move she showed but I chose to keep my legs straight on the way down.
I used my kettlebell (20 pounds) which I really like for deadlifts – it helps keep me centered!!I stood with my feet in a wide squat:
From that position, I leaned forward until the kettlebell was right at the ground.
I love deadlifts – I think because you are supposed to stick your butt out!!!
This was a fun 43!!
The rest of my workout was a run. I was planning to link up with Miss Zippy because she is having a #Best Run link-up today. However, near the end of my run I decided there was no way to qualify today’s run as a best of anything!
I ran 5 miles in 37:00 (1.5% incline) and did another 1.5 miles as a cool-down. The problem today is my hamstring hurt the entire time I was running. Last week when I ran 24 miles the only part of my body that was really sore was my left hamstring and butt. I figured it would go away (isn’t that how things usually work??!!) Today it still hurt when I ran – really?? I thought that a hamstring injury was a sprinter problem!!! (OK – I know it can happen to anyone but seriously, I just got back into hard running after my stress fracture – ugh, and it was my left hip – coincidence?)
Anyway…..this wasn’t my best run so I’m not going to even pretend that it was even though I really wanted to participate in the link-up fun!
But, it’s still a great day because today is my baby’s birthday – I guess being 12 means he isn’t really a baby at all!
Hunter was born 6 weeks early and had to spend his first week in the NICU. Sadly, I didn’t even get to hold him until he was already a day old because I had my own problems and the nurses and DR wouldn’t let me get up. The bottom pictures are his last day in the hospital (which was Easter that year!) and Jordan meeting Hunter for the first time – brotherly love from the start!!
This morning, Hunter opened his presents – mostly new Rubik cubes which is exactly what he wanted! The bottom right picture is him under the clock at his exact time of birth (7:31 am).
I’m very proud of the young man that Hunter is becoming! It is been 11 awesome years and 1 year that was not quite as awesome :Wink: (When Hunter was 3, was really into pitching fits – lots of them -all the time for no reason at all – GOOD TIMES!!!) Hunter really does make me happy every day!!!
This was Jordan’s fist demo in awhile (since he was sick and a germ carrier!!!). I counted each push-up as 1 rep so I did a total of 43 push-ups and 43 jumps!
Yesterday afternoon my throat started hurting (wah, wah…..) and today I can tell I’m not 100%. Hopefully if I take it easy today (lay around and watch mindless TV!!!), I will be good as new by morning. Hmmm..maybe I was already a little under the weather yesterday morning and that’s why I struggled so much during my run – That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!!
Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law and super friend – Stacy!!!!!
Making the T-shirt from Cait look great!! Super cute!!! Have an awesome birthday, Stacy!!! Wish we didn’t live so far away!