The 43 of the day – Monkey Extensions which is a move I found when I was looking through my many pins on Pinterest! This is actually part of a workout by Michelle & Lori at Purely Twins. (check out their site – they always have lots of cool workouts, tips, recipes….)
So, to do a monkey extension, start with fairly light dumbbells (I just used 5 pound DBs today) and pull your hands up close to your arm pits:
From the start position, extend your arms straight out and slightly twist your hands so that your palms face the back:
Bring your arms back in to finish 1 rep.
This move is nice – it works your entire arm and your shoulders. While I was doing my 43 I watched myself in the mirror because I could feel myself pulling my shoulders up so I tried to make sure that I was keeping them relaxed.
Today is my 250th day of daily 43s so I decided to run 250 minutes!! I’m not sure why I thought this would be a good idea since I am only about a week back into doing any kind of leg work (and cardio) after 3 weeks of very little – but that has been part of my plan for awhile now so I went with it!!
The first 2 hours (120 minutes) went great – hit right at 15 miles which was my plan and goal from the start. Things went downhill from there. I spent the next hour (60 minutes) doing a walk/run thing which eventually turned into just a walk. When I got to 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes) I stopped.
I could give several reasons why I stopped but I think they are all just excuses. In the end, I just wasn’t able to do it!!!I’m not sure if I believe the quote above but I’m going with it!!!This one I totally agree with – I’m very disappointed with myself right now!!
This one sums it up – considering my semi-lack of training lately, I should have given up my goal to run 30 miles in the 250 minutes (4 hours 10 minutes) and just focused on running the entire time.
So, I will foam roll and soak and try again another time!!!