Mixing Things Up While On Vacation (7/13-7/19)

Even though I was on a little vacation this past week, I still wanted to get in a good week of workouts.  It was fun to just mix things up and do a variety of things using what I had available!!!

Sunday 7/13  44 cat-cow with a crunch.

down
down
up and crunch
up and crunch

Not sure why I don’t do this move more often – it was nice especially after spending a chunk of the day cleaning the venue!!!

Monday 7/14  44 Jumping Jacks with tucks.  

This was a great way to get my heart rate way up!!!  And, since I had to get a lot done before leaving for my trip, I only did my lifting workout – Chalean Extreme Push Circuit 2.

Tuesday 7/15  44 incline sit-ups and 44 incline crunches.  The fitness center at the hotel had one of my favorite pieces of equipment from years ago so I made good use of it!!!

all the way down (shoulders off bench)
all the way down (shoulders off bench)
all the way up - touch feet
all the way up – touch feet

Personally, I think the full sit-ups are easier than the crunches!!

hold with upper body off bench
hold with upper body off bench
up just to the point that you can feel your abs contracting
up just to the point that you can still feel your abs contracting

Stacy and I did a nice 7 mile run – LOTS of hills!!!  I also did a bunch of push-ups on the incline bench and a long squat series with 2, 30 pound dumbbells.  

Wednesday 7/16  44 hill repeats.  During our run Tuesday, we had to run up this killer hill to get to a gorgeous park.  I decided that it would make a great 44 to run up and down it!!

hard to see how steep it really was
hard to see how steep it really was
near the top
near the top

Umm…this was a tough workout!!!  (Stacy decided to do her own indoor workout inside of running up and down the hill.)

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 Not super fast but that’s because there was no possible way to get up that hill fast!!!  Even on the downhill part, my heart rate never fully recovered! Not sure I would repeat this exact workout!!!

Thursday 7/17  44 decline plank with alternate shoulder taps (right-left = 1 rep).

ready - feet on bench
ready – feet on bench
tap right
tap right
tap left
tap left

So, you can tell that I’m sweaty and we are in our hotel room – I actually did this after our run!!

We just did an easy run – both of us were sore from our previous workouts!!!  3 miles up the hill from yesterday and around a gorgeous park followed by 3 miles of walking — it was great to just walk for a change!!!

Friday 7/18  44 alternating hamstring curls.

c url left
c url left
curl right
curl right

I did these Friday night  but Chris took the pictures for me this morning – I figure it still counts as keeping up with my daily moves even if I don’t get it done until 10:00 pm!!!!

Saturday 7/19  44 back extensions with ball pass.

I think this only weighs about a pound
I think this only weighs about a pound
up with arms in front
up with arms in front
bring arms behind and hand ball off to other hand
bring arms behind and hand ball off to other hand

I only did 44 total but I did reverse the direction of the ball pass so that I did 22 each way.  I know my low back is an area I don’t work often enough!!

And, I did my favorite lifting program – Chalean Extreme Push Circuit 3.

Overall it was a decent week of working out – a little lighter than normal in some ways but fun to do some different things!!!

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

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