I was reviewing my Workout Wednesday posts to decide how long I can run if I’m able to get in a 3rd run this week. A 3rd gym day (which I’ve been trying to do for over a month) would increase my mileage by 50%, but it should only increase by 10% per week. The 10% rule is more relaxed since I’m running under 10 miles per week. Long story short, I realized that last week I told you I did Pull Ups and Sit Ups at X lbs resistance. Then I copy/pasted that into the goals for this week. Obviously I meant Pull Ups and Dips. I’ve since corrected it…after frantically going into every Workout Wednesday post to figure out how long I’ve been an idiot for. Just 1 week was the answer.
Anyway, work outs this week were good. On Saturday, a day I usually have zero motivation, I started with a workout from Runner’s World. It was designed for when you’re traveling, so it was quick and it felt pretty easy. Instead of stopping there, I threw in 15 minute abs. Fast forward to Sunday, my ass, my thighs, and my lower abs hurt so much I couldn’t sit down properly. I basically fell onto the couch. The 2 “easy” workouts were obviously overdue.
Sorry this post is SO late today. I went to the gym after work and spent 10 minutes on random cardio equipment spying on the treadmills. There’s always a bevy of biddy vultures waiting for the treadmills when it’s busy. I refuse to be one of them! So, I pretend to be enjoying the stationary bike. Haha. If this snow continues (and it’s supposed to), I need those spiky contraptions to put on my sneakers because I do NOT like being stuck inside.
- Pull Ups = 4…and a half! Seriously, that 5th one is killing me. How I’ll ever get to 10 I don’t know. In good news, 4 in a row feels easier than it ever has! [Goal = 10 in a row]
- Cardio = 6.22 Miles, 88 Minutes, 3 Runs [Last week: 5.61 mi., 77 min., 2 runs]
- Workouts = 5 [Last week: 4]
|Thursday 2/5||PT + Gym||32 min, 2.66 mi, 3×10 Pull Ups & Dips at 50, 60, and 70 lbs assistance|
|Saturday 2/7||PT + Workout||Runner’s Strength Workout and 15 Min Abs|
|Sunday 2/8||Gym||26 min, 1.94 miles, 1×10 Pull Ups & Dips at 40 lbs assistance|
|Monday 2/9||Shoveling…||That’s gotta count for something!|
|Tuesday 2/10||PT + Workout||1×15 of 12 Exercises|
|Wednesday 2/11||PT + Gym||5 min. elliptical, 5 min. bike, 20 min. treadmill, 1.62 miles, 1×10 Pull Ups & Dips at 50 lbs assistance|
My big goal this week is to do something every day. My secondary goal this week is to do 30 Day Shred twice in the week. I know I’m making progress in strength and stamina overall, but I don’t make progress on any particular video or workout (besides running) because I don’t do them with any consistency. 30 Day Shred has the most cardio of any of the Jillian Michael’s videos, so in an effort to cross strain and strength train, I think it’s the best one to focus on…for now.
|Thursday 2/12||PT + Workout||15 Minute Abs|
|Friday 2/13||PT + Gym||30 minutes at 1.5 min walk:4.5 min run + Pull Ups and Dips — I know, I’m boring and predictable.|
|Saturday 2/14||PT + Workout||30 Day Shred|
|Sunday 2/15||PT + Workout||Yoga?|
|Monday 2/16||PT + Gym||30 minutes at 2:4 walk/run + 2×10 Pull Ups and Dips at 50 lbs assistance|
|Tuesday 2/17||PT + Gym||30 minutes at 1:5 walk/run|
|Wednesday 2/18||PT + Workout||30 Day Shred|