Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Squash today

Squash is my favourite sport. One of the best things about getting fit and healthy is being able to play squash again. This afternoon, Chris wasn't able to make it, so Murali and I headed off for an hour on the court. We had a really even match and we both felt great afterwards.

Funnily enough, I found myself thinking about some of the Chi Running principles that I've been reading about. For a while now, I've really been concentrating on holding my stomach in when I play squash (Must be Leanne's voice in my head - "lock on those abs"). I've noticed that I hit my serves much harder when I do that. Anyway, I was thinking about the cotton and steel analogy and when I concentrated on that idea I actually played much better. I'll have to learn how to keep focussed at squash as well as when I'm running.

I split my weights session today as planned. I don't know if it's a good idea at all, but it means that I do the exercises properly instead of rushing them or leaving some of them out.

Tomorrow I'm heading home to Melbourne for Easter. I'll do some cardio work at the gym in the morning, probably interval running as that's my favourite. I guess I'll have to miss the evening session. On Friday, as the gym will be closed, I'm going to run around the creek again. I don't know whether I'll run once or twice around. I'm just going to run for fun and see how I feel. On Saturday, I'm taking my nephew for a run on the Tan. I've never run there before, so that will be exciting. I'll make sure I get a weights session in over the weekend too. I've been a little light on with my weights lately.

I'm still feeling really happy because of the running I did on the weekend. I guess this is an extended runner's high. I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Have a great time in Melbourne & enjoy your run around the famous Tan!!