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Yesterday’s workout

29 Jul

Because you care.

I decided to give the foot another day off. Plus, I’m scared I will go crazy if I run on it and it acts ugly so I’m delaying expected disappointment. Such a great attitude I have, I know.

Anyway, the gym was good for me as it always is. Mind clearing and blood pumping and stress reducing. Good stuff!

Tonight…an attempted run I hope.

Walking:
0:23:15.3 || 1.3 mi || 17:21.5 min/mi || flat

Cycling (stationary):
0:45:00 || 10.6 mi || 3.5 %

Machine Seated Row:
30 lb x 10 reps
30 lb x 10 reps
30 lb x 10 reps

Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown:
20 lb x 20 reps
20 lb x 20 reps
20 lb x 20 reps

Machine Bicep Curls:
20 lb x 3 reps
10 lb x 10 reps
10 lb x 10 reps
10 lb x 10 reps

Machine Chest Press:
30 lb x 10 reps
30 lb x 10 reps
30 lb x 10 reps

Leg Extensions:
20 lb x 10 reps
20 lb x 10 reps
20 lb x 10 reps

Seated Leg Curl:
30 lb x 12 reps
30 lb x 12 reps
30 lb x 12 reps

dud of a run

27 Jul

thumbs downSo, we entered Pathetic Town on the run today. It didn’t start off well, nor did it end well either. I had downloaded my intervals onto the Garmin, got dressed, grabbed my gear, got to the greenway and realized that I’d forgotten….the Garmin. No biggie, I have Runkeeper on my phone. Yay for backup plans.

I felt sluggish and not into it at all and finally gave up on using the stopwatch to track the intervals. I decided to just get 3-4 miles in and call it a day. Then as I was just finding a semi groove, my ankle/foot went pop and I couldn’t go anymore. Not even two miles and I’m hobbling to the car. I moved it around and popped it a few times and it felt better but I didn’t want to continue.

Enter Angry Runner. Seriously livid at my stupid body for betraying me again. Desperately hoping that this was just a fluke thing. I almost went home but really needed some alone time, so to the gym I went. Got a decent work out there fueled by frustration. Pooped out on the bike ride and left.

Running:
0:20:54.1 || 1.6 mi || 13:26.4 min/mi ||flat

Cycling (stationary):
0:45:00 || 11.5 mi

Machine Seated Row:
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps

Machine Chest Press:
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps

Leg Extensions:
20 lb x 5 reps
10 lb x 12 reps
10 lb x 12 reps

Seated Leg Curl:
30 lb x 12 reps
30 lb x 12 reps
20 lb x 12 reps

Machine Chest Fly (Pec Deck):
20 lb x 20 reps
20 lb x 20 reps
20 lb x 15 reps

Machine Bicep Curls:
10 lb x 10 reps
10 lb x 10 reps
10 lb x 10 reps

Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown:
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps
20 lb x 15 reps

And now, bedtime.

sweat

25 Jul

I managed a decent cross training workout at the gym last night. See? Yeah, I know. Arm strength is pretty sad.

Tonight, we run.

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1/2 mary and battles with wacky nuts

8 Jul

In a few months I’ll be “running” in my second half marathon. I use the word running loosely because I walked the majority of the one last year and while I plan to run most of this second one, I am not above walking parts of it as well. Ain’t no shame in walking my friends. I have a training plan worked out and will officially begin this evening. I had the greatest of intentions of getting up and going this morning but hello, snooze button. The best laid plans… This is why I will never make it to the Olympics. I like running in the mornings best but getting out the door is the hardest part. Afterwards I’m all happy and feeling good and ready for the day. Will try again though.

I’m excited about this one because its local and flat and a big deal for my town. I was to partially train and run it with a friend but that fell through so now I’m kind of looking for a new training partner, or at least seeing which of my friends are also running in it. If I’d known I’d probably have signed up for the Women’s Half with a couple of girlfriends like last year but you know what they say about hindsight.

I’ll try to keep this site updated with progress. Maybe. I’m not very good at blogging commitments so we’ll see. I have been killing it at the gym lately but I also killed some “wacky nut cookies” (as kiddo calls macadamia nut cookies) last night too so I’m probably breaking even on weight loss. Actually not true, I’m down some pounds and would like to keep that trend going. I am also trying to listen to my body for a change because injuries are lame (yuk yuk yuk). I have super sore biceps and my knees started complaining a couple of days ago. I shifted to the bike yesterday and got a good 17 miles in. Tonight we’ll try a steady run/walk on pavement and see what happens. It sucks getting old y’all.

Happy running!

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