Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 1st Plans...No Jokes!

I have decided to join Ali in her latest Abs obsession, craze challenge, called Amazing Arms n' Abs April.

I have no idea where she got it from but it looks great and I am excited to get started on it Sunday... with a Rest Day! 

I even changed the size of my blog page just to accomodate this graphic in a legible size! 
But seriously, this is going to be right up my alley... I have been doing strength training 2 or 3 times a week and doing some core work too, and I think I have been tiring myself out with it, and it has taken a toll on the amount of energy I have left for running.
This week I only did planks and very little lifting, and my long run on Saturday did not leave me as tired as I was last week.  So I am going to give this a shot and see how it works for me.  I am going to have to find demos for some of these exercises to see how they should be done, but that is part of the fun.
Actually, it's a good thing that Sunday is Rest Day, because I will be at our marina, on the sloop, helping The Captain move her to a different slip in our marina.
We have been moored in the same slip since the Spring of 2002... quite happily actually.  One one side of us there is a wonderful, jolly Aussie whom we have come to know and laugh with... house-sat for him and his wife for a month one winter when they went to Oz to visit family.
On the other side, we have had 3 different neighbors over the years, all great folks whom we have had good times with as well... also house-sat last Fall for the current fellow for 8 weeks.
But, in the Fall of 2010, while were were at G's actually, the maintenance crew did some dock renovations and they ended up narrowing our slip by about 18 inches.  We first talked to the managers about it last Spring, and to make a very long story short, they have finally resolved the situation by moving us to a different slip... tomorrow, moving day at marinas all over the Pacific coast. April 1st.
So where are we going?  Just 2 slips over, so well will still have the one same neighbor, G, only we will now be on the other side of him... and our new slip mate is another sloop, and we know the couple who own her too.... so it is nice to not be going very far.  And the slip is about a foot wider than the one we are currently in and so we will be more mobile, and it also has a port-side tie so no new routine for me to get used to while docking.  I like that, a lot!
We have no idea how long it may all take... and so we have nothing else planned for the day.
I think we will head up after lunch - take along some coffee and a snack, and keep our fingers crossed for a decent day. 
How are you spending April 1st?


  1. Hey Elle - so glad you're on board. I cited the blog I stole it from, but now completely forget. I am so happy you mentioned that some of the workouts you didn't know. Don't worry - I'm on it.

    I am researching and I will be posting examples, either on my blog or on facebook :) we can do this.

    You know I can totally relate to how, when running, you're too tired to do anything else. I've only just gotten into this strength stuff b.c I'm not running. It's hard balancing everything when you're training for a big race. This should compliment your Half training nicely!

  2. That looks like a great challenge! I've been having trouble with my strength training routine lately b/c of work schedules and not being able to get to my gym for TRX. I may just join you in that challenge to get it done! I could use it at home which is awesome! Happy moving day! I am going to do a 13 mile (at least) bike ride for Run with Jess's Jellybean Virtual race today!

  3. Glad you got it resolved. That ab plan looks great, I may have to do it too! I hope to get a run in today for the Jelly Bean. I also plan to eat something sweet after my 31 days of being sweet free:) I guess this means I better get that run in:)

  4. Hope everything goes well today with the boat moving to another slip! It's so nice that you all know so many of the people around you. It's been a hectic day for us that is too long to explain in a comment!

  5. hope you had a nice boat moving day today!

  6. Hope your boat moving went awesome!


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