I didn't have a great week in workouts. My schedule was crazy from work, which meant I was off a bit. And when I was there, nothing went right. I did not feel like I had a killer workout all week. I had a fairly good leg day, but besides that, everything was so-so. I am having a hard time getting four weight lifting sessions in each week. Running and BodyCombat make it hard to also be in the weight room four times. SO this week I skipped my Back day. I have been feeling like deadlifts are getting too heavy for me lately. And my back has been messed up a bit from it. So I am thinking of mixing things up. I am really enjoying the Chest, Shoulder and Squat routines. So I am torn.
Saturday I had to work in the morning so that messed up my routine. I contemplated skipping the gym altogether, but I didn't have any extra days off from work to make up for it, so I also knew it would be good to get a workout in. I decided to switch things around a do a Leg Day on Sunday. I ran one mile to warm up. I am trying to work on my one mile run time. I was able to do a painful mile in ten minutes in January. But I'd like to actually build up on doing one without wanting to die. I usually start in the 11:45 range and then speed up as the end draws near. Since I started Cycle 3 of Wendler this week, I am back to doing more reps but lower weight. So no PRs for me.
Sunday I was able to take a BodyCombat class in the afternoon. I usually don't like to wait around until 1:00 to get my workout in. But we had errands and things to do in the morning, so it worked out fine. I stayed after and did my usual shoulder routine.
Monday I had to mow the lawn. It had gotten way too long. This is another reason that it's hard to get my four lifting sessions in. Even if I wanted to skip running or Combat, something like this needs to be done. Or I have the opportunity to go for a bike ride with Dan, or it's a beautiful night and I want to do something outside.
Tuesday is usually my rest day, but I knew I was out for Wednesday and Thursday. So I went straight from work and got it done and met Dan for dinner still. I had a goal to watch TV while running two miles on slowly. But I couldn't get the wifi to work in the building. Which means I couldn't get hulu to work. Which means I had no show to watch. Which meant I never would have made it two miles. So after walking for five minutes I went and did my Chest and Tricep weights. Then I did the elliptical for 20 minutes and called it a day. My calorie burn was sad. But I got the weights done.
Wednesday was my last fun day with Sammie and Jennifer and Sadie. We did some hiking and walking at a nature center. It wasn't really a workout, although Sammie acted like I made her walk 100 miles through the dessert.
Thursday I worked an eleven hour day. It was my last summer reading event: volunteer party. I ate too much pizza and too many oreos. But those kids are just the greatest part of my job and letting them nail me with water balloons even on a slightly chilly evening, is my favorite program of the year.
Friday morning I was up early to run with Tracy. We are not getting any faster. In fact, I don't think we've improved at all this summer. But I do actually enjoy meeting her. And it's a great way to burn through some calories.