This week I got in 2 long runs!!! Next week I have more big running plans so I’m trying to be smart with all of the running!!
Sunday 2/8 – 45 standing side leg pulses.
The hardest part of this move was trying to stay balanced while I moved my leg up and down!!! And, of course, I had to do the other leg.
Rest day (besides going to the grocery store, doing laundry, sweeping piles of sand out of the garage, washing my truck….).
Monday 2/9 – 45 arm pulses – keep arms bent at 90.
This was another small move but very effective – I felt it in my shoulders, upper back and biceps!
I did Jillian Michaels Hard Body Level 2 – it was hard!!!
I also did a 5 mile run (40:12) followed by an easy half mile.
Tuesday 2/10 – 45 squat with dumbbell set-down and pick-up.
I liked this move – to complete 45 reps I actually did 90 squats!!!
This was the first 20 mile run of the week. It wasn’t bad at all!!! (2:33.56) I tacked on an easy cool-down mile for a total of 21.
Wednesday 2/11 – 45 back/hamstring stretches.
Not gonna lie – this was a really nice 45!!!
I did a fun workout that was fairly low impact – Turbo Jam, Cardio Party 3.
See why it’s called a “march”? I tried to make sure that I was keeping my hips up the entire time – this was a challenge!!
And, I did my 2nd 20 mile run of the week. Funny thing is the time was almost the same (2:33.50) – just 6 seconds faster than Tuesday! I ended up doing 1.5 miles as a cool-down this time for 21.5 total.
Friday 2/13 – 45 side lunge skaters – staying low the entire time.
The goal on this move is to stay low and work your quads the entire time. (a right-left lunge = 1 rep) And, I stood in the sunbeam – because it was warm!!!
I did a workout I hadn’t done in awhile – Denise Austin – Get Fit Fast. One thing I really like about Denise Austin’s workouts is she features “real” looking people – people who look like me with hips and not a 6-pack!!!
Saturday 2/14 – 45 dead bugs while on wobble ball with shoulders slightly off ground.
I liked this move but actually felt it much more in my hip flexors than in my core. (right-left drop = 1 rep)
Today was my final run of the week – 5 miles in 39:21 followed by an easy cool down mile.
I’m happy that I met my running goal for the week – 50 miles hard and 4 easy miles to get over the 50 mile mark for the week. The next 2 weeks I’m hoping to get my mileage a little higher and then I will ease up some.
Happy Saturday!! Happy Valentine’s Day!