Taking it "easy"
After that awesome 5-mile run yesterday, I knew it would be better to take it easy today. But trust me, there was nothing easy about this workout!
First, I decided to run a quick mile on the treadmill.
After warming up for 5 minutes (walking), I did 0.25 mile laps where I gradually increased my speed. The first lap, I stayed at 5.5; the second I went up to 6.0; then 6.2 on the third; then finally 6.5 on the last, though I sprinted at 7.0 and 7.5 at the end. That felt awesome!
Distance: 1.0 miles
Afterward, I hit the weight room as it was long overdue! One week since my last session, to be exact (my goal is 2x per week).
I won’t bore you with the weights I used but I did 2 sets of 15 reps for each exercise.
- Leg extension machine
- Seated leg curl machine
- Chest presses
- Combined bicep curl + shoulder press
- Shoulder shrugs
- Tricep extensions
- Upright row
- Lateral raises
- Front raises
Still need to do some abs, maybe tonight when I get home 😉
My arms were shaking even when I got back to work! I always feel so much stronger and happier when I keep up with my strength training. I’m hoping to do this again on Friday.
I’m taking tomorrow “off” because I have a dentist appointment and the girls are coming over to my place for our potluck tomorrow, so there’s lots to do.
But I’m hoping to get a nice walk in and definitely some yoga 🙂