I am a bit behind on my weekly update. I am in the middle of a great Staycation. And I don't have a lot of time to blog. But I want to get my workouts posted! I had a great week. I did six official workouts, plus had two hours of active fun. I burned over 3300 calories. Unfortunately my diet has been a mess. So I'm not seeing the benefits on the scale.
Last Saturday I made it to BodyCombat. I just love attending the class. I love attending just once a week even more. When I was going every day, it became too easy. Now it is hard every time I go, my back muscles are worn out the next day and I burn a ton of calories. It is much more enjoyable than running, but again, I feel like I am getting a great mix.
Sunday I was able to meet Erin for our Stronglifts session. I went early and ran sprints 15 times. I'm working on increasing my sprint speed. This 8.0 is the fastest I've ever gone. Then I set a record on my overhead press. I've done 60 pounds before, but only for 4 reps, 3 sets. This time I did 5,5,5,4,4 reps. This means I'll attempt this weight again next time. But I'm quite okay with that.
Sunday afternoon, after all those squats, I went to Jennifer's and jumped in the trampoline for two hours. We sat a bit. But it was at least 60 minutes of jumping.
Karrie: I need a rest. My heart is racing!
Sammie: What does 'heart is racing' mean?
Karrie: It's beating super fast.
Sammie: Mine too. It's racing. I hope it crosses the finish line.
I should have worn a heart rate monitor. I'm sure I burned 500 calories in that two hours. And it was super fun!!
Monday was actually a lovely day. Something like 85 degrees during the day. I wanted to go running right after work. I knew if I went home I wouldn't want to go back out. So I used the limestone trail by the library. I can't say if it was the trampoline jumping, all the squats I've done lately, or the limestone trail, but it was my worst run ever. My legs were dead. And would not move. I was running at a 14 minute mile pace. Then I thought, hey I could walk this as fast. But I walked extra slow too. So I ran and walked as much as I needed to and it took forever. But it was still a good workout. And as much as I wish I could become a great runner, I'm really only doing it for the workout.
Tuesday evening I was back in the gym to meet Erin. I was so worn out from cardio that I just did weights. Set records in triceps and push-ups.
I finally got a rest day on Wednesday. It was nice to have a day to rest my legs.
Thursday was the first day of our Staycation. We went to pioneers park and hiked around for a while. It was a nice way to spend time together and burn calories. Even Dan said it was fun!
Friday, we usually get up and go to the gym for Stronglifts before work. I lucked out that Erin also had the day off. So I slept in a bit, and made it to 8:30 BodyCombat class. I stayed for 30 minutes of that and then joined Erin for weights. I hit a record for biceps. It's fun to think that everything from here on out (well not everything) will be records. I'm sure we'll stop seeing as many improvements. But it's still great to feel this strong.