I should have posted this last week because it’s all pretty much a giant blur to me. Luckily I jot everything down in my handy dandy notebook. (Yeah that was a Blue’s Clues reference.) Work has been pretty slow because Williams College has been on spring break so lots of my clients go away. I took advantage of those easy work hours and did my long run on Saturday after work. It was really nice to wake-up on Sunday morning and get to relax with Matt. It was even better that I didn’t have to go to the gym because we went car shopping and that always takes a lot of time. I was shocked that I found a car! I’m the proud owner of a 2013 Subaru Impreza. Every single car that I’ve owned has been blue. It’s weird how your sub-conscious works. I was just happy it wasn’t red. I don’t know what the hell I have against red cars but they just don’t do it for me. This week I was also able to get outside for my first outdoor run of the year. I literally felt like skipping and singing the entire time. Except for the times when my legs felt like lead and like I was running through molasses.
Saturday March 29
8 mile run on the treadmill in 94 minutes. I didn’t take any breaks until 4 1/2 miles in. I was pretty proud of myself. However when I got home I felt sick for a few hours afterwards. I was so hungry and I think I might have inhaled my food instead of eating it and then my stomach was angry with me. I’m also wondering when I should start adding a little bit of fuel during a long run.
Monday March 31
3 mile run on the treadmill in 34 1/2 minutes. I don’t know why these shorter distances seems so much harder for me but the entire time I’m running all I’m thinking is how badly I want this to be over.
Tuesday April 1, Lower Body and Abs
leg extensions: 12X @ 55#, 10X @ 60#, 8X @ 65#, 6X @ 70#, 12X @ 55#
glutes machine: 12X @ 50#
leg curls: 12X @ 65#, 10X @ 70#, 8X @ 75#, 6X @ 80#
leg press: 12X @ 120#
stability ball bridges: 12X, 10X, 8X, 6X, 12X
wall sit: 1 1/2 minutes
twisting crunches on stability ball: 12X, 10X, 8X, 6X, 12X
standard crunch on stability ball: 12X
Wednesday April 2, 4 mile Run and Zumba
I can’t tell you how happy I was to be outside in the sunshine running. I didn’t even care that my legs were really tired.
Thursday April 3, Upper Body, Lower Body and Abs
dumbbell press: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25#
fly machine: 12X @ 60#
lat pulldown: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 27.5#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 20#
dumbbell rows: 12X @ 25#
seated shoulder press: 12X @ 10#, 10X @ 15#, 8X @ 20#, 6X @ 25#, 12X @ 10#
side raise: 12X @ 10#
bi-cep curl machine: 12X @ 35#, 10X @ 40#, 8X @ 45#, 6X @ 50#, 12X @ 35#
hammer curls: 12X @ 15#
tri-cep cable pushdown: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25#
tri-cep overhead extension: 12X @ 25#
I did the exact same lower body and abs routine from Tuesday.
I literally have one more upper body workout to do and then I”m done with my Body for Life training plan. I’m looking forward to switching up my routine. It has been really nice to have a formula to work off of these past few months though. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with my final week.