Happy Friday! What a week. Weather threw a weird wrench in my week since I worked from home Wednesday. Just felt like an odd week, you know what I mean?
I would say the theme for this week is …
I mean, it’s the good kind of sore. The “I-can-tell-good-things-are-happening” kind of sore. But still, I’m sore. I’d say it’s pretty obvious that the weight lifting is hitting a lot that running wasn’t. I kind of already knew that, but it’s SUPER obvious now!
Okay, so enough whining. I really do like going it – but if I don’t complain to you, who will I complain to?
Sunday: Did a ‘Best-of’ TurboFire DVD that I got in January’s KLUTCHclub box. A great HIIT workout that kicked my butt, for sure. Phyll came in to make sure I didn’t jump through the floor. (There’s a lot of jumping, but room for modification if need be.)
Monday: Ran 3.7 miles. Kept going between super high incline and low speed, and low incline at high speed. I was just really antsy. Sooo ready for spring to be here so I can run outside!
Tuesday: Day 2 of Beautiful Badass!
1) Reverse lunge – 5 sets of 6
Did one set at 15 lbs (per hand), then switched to 10 when I felt something pull funny in my leg. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure how to use the angle-y barbells at my gym (those are the ones that are never busy). When I was almost done with these, I saw a girl use one for squats. Watched her form. Next time? Barbell!
2a) Push up, 5 sets of 6
2b) Inverted rows, 5 sets of 6
I’m not strong enough to do inverted rows myself, so I used a machine and rowed 90 lbs. Unfortunately, the machine was full, so I didn’t alternate these – just did all the push-ups, then all the rows. Hopefully, eventually, I can pull myself up!
3) Side plank – 3 times as long as possible
This ended up being about 30 seconds each. I did three each side. Side planks are so much harder than regular ones!
Once I got home, I engaged in plenty of foam rolling, which helped the pulled muscle quite a bit. Barely felt it on Wednesday!
Wednesday: Rest. Glorious, rest.
Thursday: Un-planned rest. I had an AIGA Iowa event, and didn’t get home until late, so the gym didn’t happen.
Friday: (Planned) 3 mile (treadmill) run & Day 3 of Beautiful Badass.
Saturday: (Planned) 6 mile (treadmill) run.
Sunday: (Planned) 3 miles, or rest, depending on how I’m feeling
How were your workouts this week? What secrets do YOU have for soreness?