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weekly recap (Mar 3-9)

I’m trying to keep better track of the weights I lift and how much weight I use.

Monday
35 min spin
3 x 12 – dumbbell bench press (20#), 1 arm dumbbell row (20#), single leg toe touches (30# weighted bar), wide stance squats (30# weighted bar)
50 Russian twists (14# medicine ball)
15 pikes (6# medicine ball)

Tuesday
4 miles, 33:07 (8:16 pace)

Wednesday
pilates – I was jello by the end!!

Thursday
4 miles, 30:45 (7:41 pace)   ~~ !!!!!!!! slowly but surely getting back to normal

Friday
boot camp at our gym – I held my own quite well with the girls who go every week, but ohmygosh am I sore!!
(normally I can’t go because it starts before I take my middle to preschool, but with my mom in town all week, she took the girls to school and I got to go have my tail whipped in boot camp!! – looking forward to the summer when I can go more!)

Saturday
6 miles, 49:28 (8:16 pace)
legs were tired from the week but sure felt good to have a “long” Saturday morning run! :)

Sunday
I am RESTING tomorrow!  and very much looking forward to it

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the week (Feb 24 – Mar 2)

I ran 18.7 miles this week – my old self says that’s nothing to be happy about but my post injury recovering self says WOOWHO!!!

Monday
5 miles (!!), 42:13 (8:27 pace)

Tuesday
40 minute spin, 30 min incline treadmill
3 x [push ups, russian twists w/ 14# medicine ball, pikes w/ 6# medicine ball)
1st set was 20-50-20, 2nd & 3rd sets were 10-50-15
man I was whipped after this!

Wednesday
what is it with it raining every.single.Wednesday?!
ran 4 miles on the treadmill – felt surprisingly natural – probably because I kept it intentionally slow – 34:21 (8:36 pace)

Thursday
just wasn’t in the mood for cardio
weights: bicep bench press, tricep extensions, lateral pulldowns, tricep press, core stuff, and more I’m not remembering … holy kick my tail!

Friday
4.18 miles, 35:41 (8:33 pace)

Saturday
rest

Sunday
5.5 miles, 45:39 (8:18 pace)

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attempts to not turn into a total slug

No running, biking, or elliptical definitely creates a problem when it comes to cardio.  I’ve spent plenty of time grumbling, complaining, moping, pouting, feeling lost … but reality hits me every time I breathe.  Yes it sucks not running. I hate that word [sucks] but some things just SUCK.  [yet as I said in my last post – how blessed am I that what sucks the most for me right now is a damn boot on my foot and that fact that I can’t run]

So making the best of it.  This is my attempt to maintain some sort of fitness. And to still fit into my clothes. To not get chubby.   I’m going to the gym to lift weights and do core stuff – I go, then take 2 days off, go again.  Every other day feels like too much weights.  Here’s the deal … I move from machine to machine, taking no down time in between sets, doing 3 sets of 12-20 on each machine I do.  If the machine I want is full I move to something else and go back to it. No standing around!  I end with core exercises.  I’m wearing the heart rate monitor for accountability to keep my heart rate up as much as possible.   It’s about a 30 minute workout – by then my arms and legs are pure jello and have the shake thing going on!

So while I am not running, I am working my muscles and in reality, working muscles that are often neglected.  That ought to be good for something!

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