Taking it Easy (8/31 – 9/6)

This week was all about taking it easy with the workouts after last weeks high mileage.  And, my legs needed the break – they were tired!!!

Sunday 8/31  44 jump lunges (straight up and down in lunge position).

ready for first side
ready for first side
and jump!
and jump!

This was a fun way to get the heart rate up!!  It was hard to catch a good picture of me jumping:)

And, then I had to switch legs and do some more jumps –

other leg
other leg
up
up

Hunter did a pretty good job snapping a picture while I was in the air!!

Monday 9/1 – 44 reverse lunge to single leg T-stand.

left leg back
left leg back
push off heel of right foot and come up to T
push off heel of right foot and come up to T

My right hip was dying by the time I finished all 44 of these!!!  And, then I had to work my left hip!

right leg back
right leg back
work the left hip!
work the left hip!

Can you tell that my balance isn’t as good on my left side?  I’m not very parallel in that last picture!!!

Tuesday 9/2  44 front step to runners lunge.

step front with right leg - all the way down (left leg should be straight - that's about as straight as mine gets!)
step front with right leg – all the way down (left leg should be straight – that’s about as straight as mine gets!)

Push off of right foot back to standing –

back
back

I did all 44 with my right leg and then shared with my left!!

step front with left leg
step front with left leg

I did Fat Burning Pilates (very low impact) and then walked with a 9% incline for 3.25 miles.

Wednesday 9/3  44 pulsing lunges with foot on stability ball.

left foot on ball - down
left foot on ball – down
part way up
part way up

The hardest part of this was staying balanced and not toppling over!!!

right foot on ball - down
right foot on ball – down
part way up
part way up

Today was Turbo Jam – Ab Jam (this was a fun ab workout that I always forget about!) and 4.4 miles walking at 9% incline.

Thursday 9/4  44 stationary side lunges with one foot on a wobble disc.

ready to lunge right
ready to lunge right
down (although this picture doesn't show me down very far!)
down (although this picture doesn’t show me down very far!)

I did all 44 to the right and then switched feet so I could do more!

ready to lunge left
ready to lunge left
down
down

I pulled out a DVD that I rarely do – Shape Pilates.  I did all 4 of the 15 minute sections for a decent workout.

Friday 9/5  44 step-ups onto foot stool.

And, because I’ve been way more tired than normal this week, I actually slept till 6:00 instead of getting up to workout!

Saturday 9/6  44 single leg squats with opposite leg extension.  (and because I’m super classy, I’m going to show you the pictures I took in my bathroom mirror after my shower)

balance on right leg
balance on right leg
squat and extend left leg
squat and extend left leg

These were hard – between staying balanced and trying to coordinate the move it was a nice little challenge!!!  And, I don’t want my legs to feel left out of a move so I did another set of 44 on the left leg.

balance on left leg
balance on left leg
squat and extend right leg
squat and extend right leg

No running this week – I will probably do a couple super easy runs early next week and then hopefully be ready for Thursday!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

 

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