Trying New Things (8/10-8/16)

As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten more set in my ways.  However, I still like to try new things.  This morning I tried to make a GIF following the incredible instructions that Taylor (Lifting Revolution) shared earlier this week.  (I haven’t mastered it yet!!!)

I also like to try new moves and workout programs as often as possible!!!  I have a super fun new program to try next week!

Sunday 8/10  44 leg crunches while balancing on wobble disc.

ready
ready
in
in

I did keep my hands on the ground the entire time – otherwise I didn’t feel like I could work my abs or hip flexors at all because I just kept falling off!

Monday 8/11  44 sit-ups with feet elevated.

ready
ready
up and reach
up and reach

These are always hard for me!!!

I decided to switch my lifting program from Chalean Extreme to Les Mills Body Pump.  I started with Pump & Burn and I was definitely feeling the burn by the end!!!

After lifting I ran.
8 miles in 59:20 followed by 0.35 to cool down (I was out of time!!!).

Tuesday 8/12  44 kneeling crunches.

start
start
crunch
crunch

This is one of those moves that isn’t big and you have to really focus on the crunch to feel it!!!

Another day of running – 10 miles in 76:54 followed by 1.8 easy miles.

Wednesday 8/13  44 alternating straight leg/arm dead bugs.

right leg down, right arm back
left leg down, right arm back
right arm down, left arm back
right arm down, left arm back

I tried to make this a fluid motion and not let my hands or feet touch the ground during the down part!!  (Right leg extended, left leg extended =  1 rep)

Another day of lifting with Les Mills Body Pump – Pump & Shred.  Not gonna lie – body pump always makes me sore and tired!!!

I wanted a little cardio but not a run so I did Turbo Jam – Cardio Party 2.  Always a fun way to work out!!!

Thursday 8/14  44 extended plank with a wrist, elbow, shoulder touch. (Right hand touch left wrist, left hand to right wrist, right hand to left elbow…..for 1 rep!!!)

Ready
Ready
right hand to left wrist
right hand to left wrist
left hand to right wrist
left hand to right wrist
right hand to left elbow
right hand to left elbow
left hand to right elbow
left hand to right elbow
right hand to left shoulder
right hand to left shoulder
left hand to right shoulder
left hand to right shoulder

This move I got from Monique (Burpees to Bubbly) the other day as part of her 7 minute body weight upper body burner.  44 of these was a little ambitious but it was a great challenge!!!

And, 11 miles of running in 81:25 followed by 0.4 miles easy.

Friday 8/15  44 carwash sweeps while in plank on elbow.

I tried to keep my body as level as possible while sweeping my arms around!!  (a right sweep and left sweep = 1 rep)

I needed a little break from body pump so I did Jillian Michaels KickBox Fast Fix – love working out with Jillian!!!

Saturday 8/16  44 straight leg crunches with feet on a stability ball.

ready
ready
crunch
crunch

Today was another day of running (gotta keep my miles up a little longer!!!).
12 miles in 85:45 followed by 1.25 easy miles.

41 hard miles plus 3.8 easy miles for a close to 50 mile week.  Probably need to bump that up next week but the whole time factor gets in my way!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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