When I saw this film, I so wanted her arms…..
Please come and do press ups and tricep dips with me , Linda!!
We can be BFF!
You can go first!!
Twenty years later, and her arms are still all I aspire to!
I want to be reincarnated as her triceps!!
Well maybe not but you get my drift:)
Not too much like Madonna and her way creepy veiny arms/hands…
Euugh but not grandma’s handbags either:)
Linda is lean but not looking bony and unhealthy…
She looks like a Tough Motherf***r.
Loved her in Beauty and the Beast with Ron Pearlman, remember that?
Thinking of Linda, always makes me think of weight.
Well weights and weight programs…
I am looking at altering my program as I am a bit bored now…
Am thinking of trying 4 days a week splits…
Not a lover of doing weights BUT I have to say, I know the benefits of doing them ( Look at Linda).
Weights really are a runners best friend!!
I have run on and off (mainly on) for about 6 years, luckily I have only been injured twice.
August 2011, I injured my leg and I couldn’t run for weeks, err months…
There was NO exercise really involving legs….swimming and then gentle cycling!!
When I was allowed to run again, I had to run 3-4 kms only at a time…
Hell, I would just get warmed up and have to stop!!
First though it was walk, run…Argh!!
Not a walker at all!!
Anyway, I digress…
I have found since taking up the weights regularly, I have not had any problems (really touching wood here) with my leg injury.
I still need to watch it on the hills as it can get twangy then but since I have taken up the weights 2-3 times weekly for the last 4-5 months, I have noticed the difference.
I can’t say enough on how I think as a runner, it helps.
It has made me leaner which is less stress on my body when I run.
When I was in London in 2010, I brought some work shirts which are a UK 6 but now, they swim on me.
I brought some Benneton pants in Lucca last January which are an Italian 38 and now they are baggy.
I tried on my Levi’s today, NZ 8 and they are loose and Levis are notorious for small sizing.
The change in shape is remarkable, even though I have only lost 3 -4 kg.
I know it sounds weird but I just feel stronger when I run now.
I do prefer plyometric things, sit ups, chins, push ups etc…
One of my aims is to do 5 chin ups by myself….then 10…..
I can do two at the moment but I can do 25 push ups on my toes!!
It was 3 when I started so progress is in motion….
So give the weights a go if you aren’t already!! and stay injury free to run.
Janathon day 30……
Run 12 km’s 1 hour 11 minutes
Plyometrics and weights 1 hour 10 minutes.
RUN TONTO RUN!