Mixing It Up Again (3/22 – 3/28)

This week I have been mixing my workouts up again after months of heavy running.  I can tell it’s been awhile because I have actually been sore several days which is rare for me!!!

Sunday 3/22  45 second hold in 4 different planks.

45 seconds left side
45 seconds left side
45 seconds elbow plank
45 seconds elbow plank
45 seconds right side
45 seconds right side
45 seconds back plank
45 seconds back plank

This was a recovery and driving day – 7 hours to get back from Texas.

Monday 3/23  45 minutes on the elliptical.

EllipticalNot my favorite piece of equipment but even though I only ran 19 miles Saturday, the mud factor took a bit out of my legs so I needed to recover another day.

Elliptical

Tuesday 3/24  45 plie side bends with ankle reach (right-left=1 rep).  This is a move from Josie (Yum Yucky) in her 5-minute slimming workout.

ready
ready
bend to the right and reach down
bend to the right and reach down

Return to the middle.

bend left and reach
bend left and reach

Staying in plie for all 45 reps was HARD!!!  And, my obliques have been sore since Tuesday!!!

I just walked 6miles at a 10% incline so that I could watch Dancing with the Stars.

Wednesday 3/25  45 single leg BOSU hops.  This is another move from a blog friend!!  Allie (VitaTrain4Life) showed this move as part of her intense strength training the other day.

This move was hard!!!  I did all 45 with my right leg before switching and doing another set of 45 with my left leg.

I did Les Mills Pump – Combat.  It’s one of my favorites and I enjoyed punching and kicking!

Thursday 3/26  45 standing medicine ball crunches – single knee in.  I got so many great moves from blog friends this week!!  This move is one of Nellie’s (BrooklynActiveMama) Weekly Wednesday Workouts.

ready for right side
ready for right side
pull knee in and bring ball down - crunch
pull knee in and bring ball down – crunch

I tried to keep my balance and float my leg back each time but did have to tap my toe  a few times.  And, of course, I had to switch and do another set of 45 with my left leg.

ready to work my left side
ready to work my left side
lift knee and bring arms down with a crunch
lift knee and bring arms down with a crunch

This was a fun move with the balance challenge.

I finally ran again!! 6 miles in 47:51 + 2 easy miles.

Friday 3/27  45 plank to down dog with hands on a foam roller.

start in plank
start in plank
roll in and pike up
roll in and pike up

I really liked this move – great core work and stretching!!!

I did one of my 10 Minute Solution workouts – Ultimate Boot Camp.  Normally I do all 5 sections but I only did 3 this time.

Saturday 3/28  45 standing leg circles (hands behind head).

ready to circle right
ready to circle right
front
front
side
side
back
back

The funny thing with this move is that I felt it as much in my standing ankle as the thigh of the leg circling.  Gotta love working on balance/stability!

left side
left side
front
front
side
side
back
back

It was nice to add in a variety of workouts again but I still plan to keep my mileage up.

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge