1, 2, 3?
An hour & a half after eating lunch, I felt so energized that I decided that would be the best time to go to the gym! Usually I wait until after work but sometimes fight with fatigue then, so this worked out perfectly.
Are any of you participating in Angela’s “Bikini Body Boot Camp“? I am!
I’ve been doing really well with my running lately but my body could use some toning, especially my midsection. So I said, what the heck?
But I started today’s workout with a 3 mile run. It’s funny how Wednesday I did 1 mile, yesterday I did 2 miles and today 3. Does this mean tomorrow I’ll do 4? Who knows…I doubt it though since I”m spending most of the day in the car ;-)
Distance: 3.30 (I ran 3 miles in 33:58 which is 11:19/mile, then I walked for a couple minutes)
Man, have I said it enough times yet? I need a heart rate monitor! It’s driving me nutso. ;-)
By the way, I don’t recommend running without socks on! I left mine at home this morning but I just couldn’t bare not working out (that’s how you know you’ve got it bad) so I went ahead without ‘em. Surprisingly, I only have a couple of small blisters and they aren’t bad. But I need to be careful. I’m always forgetting something. Wednesday, I forgot my t-shirt, but thankfully I had a full-length sports bra, so I just made due and showed a little more skin.
For the pushups, I was on my knees for the first 2 sets and the wall for the last 1. I would’ve done them all on the floor but my arms are still kind of sore from Wednesday’s crazy weight lifting! I did one set of 12, one set of 10 and one set of 20. Can you tell which one was on the wall? I suck at pushups but maybe that’s something that can change.
The two ab exercises I chose were 1) regular crunches and 2) Side to side abs. For the regular crunches, I timed myself for 1 minute and just did as many as I could. Repeated 3 times. Then for the side-to-side ab exercise, I timed myself for 30 seconds. I originally intended to do 1 minute, but these are HARD. Repeated 3 times.
So needless to say (but I’m gonna), I feel pretty good today and I’m ready to go home and start my crazy long weekend. New York, here I come (tomorrow)!
Just to reiterate, I am going to keep up with blogging on my trip, so don’t go anywhere ;-)