It’s All About the Weights, Running, Moving

So the title is my poor attempt at a catchy song – but I think I’ve always said it wrong!!  I thought it was supposed to be,  “It’s all about the money, money, money.”  Ummm….maybe it’s supposed to be “It’s NOT about the money, money, money.”  

Oh, well – this week has been all about weights and running!!!

Sunday 3/30 – 44 stacked leg oblique crunches with dumbbell (15 pound)

start - right leg on top
start – right leg on top
crunch to the left
crunch to the left

After doing 44 to the left, I switched my top leg and crunched the other direction.

left leg on top
left leg on top
crunch right
crunch right

Reaching with the dumbbell made this move a challenge!!!

I ran 9 miles (72:51) + 1 easy mile.  Trying to continue to increase my miles for about another month (big race coming up!!).

Monday 3/31 – 44 alternating shoulder press while standing on wobble balls.  I used 10 pound dumbbells and that was hard by the end!

ready
ready
right
right
left
left

I love using the wobble balls for moves like this because you have to keep a slight bend in your knew to hold the balance and that helps take pressure off of your low back!!!

see how little they are?
see how little they are?

This was also a running day!!! 8 miles (59:57) plus 2 nice and easy miles.

Tuesday 4/1 – 44 combo shoulder/arm move (5 pound dumbbells – this was hard plenty!) Start with palms facing body  –

ready (don't forget to look bored!)
ready (don’t forget to look bored!)

Raise arms straight up in front –

up
up

Rotate weights so that your palms are facing down –

palms down
palms down

Pull arms back (squeeze your shoulder blades together) –

pull back and squeeze
pull back and squeeze

Lower arms down to side –

down
down

Curl arms down so that you are back to the start position.  

I liked this move – it was a great way to work my entire upper body!!!

I needed a little break from running so I did a 10 Minute Solution DVD –  Sculpt, Tone and Reshape with the Figure 8.

figure 8 band
figure 8 band

There are so many fun moves with this band – I love what a great workout you can get with it.  This DVD was just over 50 minutes and I worked my entire body!!!

Wednesday 4/2 – 44 triceps kickbacks (10 pound dumbbells)

ready
ready
back
back

This was a challenge with the amount of weight I used but I don’t want to have saggy arms!!!

I did Shelly McDonald (a Caribbean workout) Core Pilates.  I had a horrible headache (woke up around 1:00 am with it and it never went away) so I thought some pilates would be a good choice.  I made it through almost the whole hour before I quit!

Thursday 4/3 – 44 side bend with shoulder press (8 pound dumbbells).

ready
ready
down with right hand, really reach up with left hand
down with right hand, really reach up with left hand

After doing 44 to one side, I had to switch and do another set!

ready to go again
ready to go again
go
go

By the time I finished, I had worked not only my core but also my shoulders – just holding an 8 pound weight up for the entire time was a workout!!!

I did a double run on Thursday to break in my new shoes!!!  Well, really just to get used to running on tired legs but….

new shoes - Mizuno Wave Prophecy 3
new shoes – Mizuno Wave Prophecy 3

First run – 10 miles (79:24) plus 1.15 easy.
Second run about an hour and a half later – 5 miles (36:53) plus 2.35 miles at a nice pace.
Total – 15 miles of hard running and 3.5 easier miles!

Friday 4/4 – 44 bicep curls in Warrior I (5 pound dumbbells).

ready
ready
curl
curl

I had to do another set after I finished 44 that way!!

switch sides
switch sides
culr
culs

5 pounds doesn’t seem like much until you do a total of 88 bicep curls and keep your arms extended out the entire time – then it feels like at least 20 pounds!!!

The workout was a fun one – Turbo Jam – Cardio Party 3.  50 minutes of pure fun with Chalean and her crew!!!

Saturday 4/5 – 44 lateral raise on wobble balls (first 22 with 8 pounds, second 22 with 5 pounds).

trying to stay balanced
trying to stay balanced
ready
ready
go
go

This move is always hard for me!!!  After the first 22 I knew that I couldn’t continue to use good form unless I dropped down in weight!!!

And, today was another day of running!!  9 miles – 63:17 plus 1.1 to cool down.

Overall, this was a great week of strength work and running!!!!

41 miles of hard running plus 7.6 easier miles for a total of 48.6 miles!!!

Did you move this week?

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

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