XT Monday

I've been pushing pretty hard these past few weeks in my training. I was gearing up for the Twin Cities Marathon in October but now that I'm working for TCM, I can't run it. Any suggestions on what to run instead? I'm thinking either Whistlestop, Richmond, or Outer Banks.

Anyway, Monday is my cross-training and only non-running day of the week. Since I don't have my gym membership yet, I haven't been doing a whole lot and basically have been taking Monday's off. However, this week I'm housesitting for my aunt and uncle who have a dog and a pool! So tonight when I got home from work, I took the dog for a leisurely 45 minute walk and snapped a shot of this:

It's slightly hard to see (okay, almost impossible) but there is a deer on the tracks.

After our little walk, the dog and I went swimming. Rather, I ran laps in the shallow end of the pool while she would jump in after a frisbee. This was the first time I have ever done any pool running and it hurt my shins a lot. I don't have shin splints or anything and it was more in the muscle on the outside of my shin than on the bone. A good workout, nonetheless.

Question: What's your favorite form of cross-training?


  1. I like to cycle for cross-training, however, I rarely have the time. I'm training for two marathons so I am focusing on base milage. Plus, running just makes me feel good! :)

  2. I know what you mean! Running makes me feel so great, it's hard to get the same effect from any other type of exercise!


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