As mentioned in my previous post, I went to the One Fund Concert on Friday night with fellow Craichead Karen, her boyfriend, and my friend Meg. It was awesome! A couple of the comedians were a little border-line…well, downright racist…and I have no idea why Jason Aldean was there…but other than that…incredible show that included Boston, Extreme, NKOTB with special guests Bell Biv Devoe (yea!) and Boyz II Men, J. Geils Band, Dropkick Murphys, James Taylor, Carole King, Jimmy Buffett, and Aerosmith. My teenage-self almost died when Bell Biv Devoe came on stage with NKOTB and started singing Poison. Then it really died when Joey McIntyre started talking. I didn’t know this, but he actually ran the Boston Marathon and finished about 10 minutes before the bombing. After he spoke, he started singing Please Don’t Go Girl. I think he was singing it directly to me, but I can’t be sure. I mean, we are destined to be married and all.
Here are some pics from the evening and clip of Joey singing to me:
This morning, I ended up going in to workout. It was a running workout and today was a hot one! Niko and I went in together. Since I still can’t do burpees per my PT for another couple of weeks, I opted to do sit-ups instead. The Rx weight for women was a 35# KB, but since I was doing Russians, I went with the 44#. The workout was an AMRAP 20: Run 400m, 15 KB swings, 15 burpees. I’m trying to start doing running workouts again and have been scaling the runs, but today I decided to go for it and try to do the 400m runs – no matter how slow I went. As long it was an intense workout, I was set. If they felt terrible on my ankle / shins / calves I was going to scale it down to 200. The runs were slower than I would have liked, but not as bad as I thought they were going to be. I think that if we are doing running workouts, no matter how short the distance, it makes a huge difference when I wear my running shoes vs. running in my Nanos. Running in my Nanos seem to just make my ankle issues worse, which in turn causes massive foot, calf, and shin cramping. It was hot as f*** today, pushing 90 and humid at the 9AM class. I ended up being able to run all my rounds with the 400m, which I was happy about. 44# felt great for the KB and the sit-ups were decent. Just had to remind myself to hydrate today. Final score was 3+ run + 26. Not too horrible. Sara coached today, she’s an awesome coach. I like Saturday classes with her.
Tomorrow is a session with Jarrod. Hoping for not a lot of cardio-centric stuff as I’ve developed a cough over the last 24 hours and it seems to be getting worse. Hopefully he’ll be nice to me. Gotta be healthy as I’m traveling at the end of the week to LA for business and also headed out to see the NKOTB / Backstreet Boys / Boyz II Men concert tomorrow night (yes, be jealous).