I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Strong-legged Bulgarians and ultrarunning drugsLiza
I met with Amanda at the Starbucks yesterday to discuss our plan to take over the world. (or “how I will have to run on a treadmill twice a week to train for Western States”). She wanted to show me some leg strengthening exercises afterwards, and, since the Starbucks wasn’t an appropriate place to demonstrate squats, — we headed over to the Target. It was the empty parking lot next to the Target specifically — where Amanda did this with an abandoned shopping cart.
The move is called a Bulgarian Split Squat. Brilliant. Apparently a Target shopping cart is not integral. You should be barefoot though.
In other news, I saw a tweet that Brian Powell put out yesterday (There are actually 700 things I should have been doing rather than following Twitter yesterday.) about a blog post by Justin Angle on doping in ultrarunning. It’s a really interesting read. My two initial reactions to it were: 1. There’s a short cut on the Western States course that everybody knows about? and 2. Thank goodness my identity and self-worth is all wrapped up in my ability to keep my house clean.
Time for some Bulgarian craziness.