Tonight’s workout. Nice, quick workout with the aim of keeping my heart rate up throughout the whole thing. Overall it was pretty great and I’m glad I got off my butt and did something as I wasn’t planning to.
Back from the gym! I started with 10 minutes on the stationary bike to warm up and followed it up with some stretches and ab work. After that, I hit the weights for a while and did both upper and lower bodies. Finally, I hit the treadmill for a short burst of half a mile worth of sprints. Overall it was a great workout. Those sprints had me breathing hard. Anyway, I took a couple of pictures but it was too dark for my phone to get anything good and I didn’t bring my good camera. Maybe next time!
The only thing that really sucks about running in my area is that the elevation change sucks. As you can see, most of my run is uphill :[ and in this heat and humidity. Anyway, I ran the whole thing which I’m proud of since I haven’t ran in a while. Dripping in sweat and muscles are aching but that’s a good thing right?
Oh and I forgot my heart rate monitor :/
Back from the workout. Did some tough hills and then went on a short jog before it got cold and started pouring. When I got home, I did a short weight lifting session..basically some bench press and then some bicep and tricep work. I’m happy with it overall and now I’m trying out the chocolate protein shake!
So I did .5 a mile on the treadmill to warm up which I didn’t track and then I did some ab work and finally hit the weights. Here is the 30 minutes of weight lifting followed by a quick .5 mile burst session on the elliptical.
I ran in the heat for the first time today and it was toooough. First of all, I hadn’t ran in a while so my legs hurt a bit and I had to stop to walk a bit after a mile. Second, I sweat so much because of the heat but it also makes me feel more badass ». Lastly, my sports sunglasses performed beautifully. I was worried they’d fog up a lot when I ran in the heat but not once did they fog.
Oh and I ran a mile in 10:53 which is the first time I’m recording a mile that’s outside with multiple elevation changes.
Ran some hills today. My legs were really tired and shaky, so I didn’t do too much because I felt as if I were going to collapse at a certain point haha. At least it’s something! This hill is no joke and I ran it five times.
Just ran 4.5 miles. Wow. The most I ran before this was a 5k which is 3.1 and I did that on a track where the elevation was essentially the same. This time my 5k time was a bit longer at 42:36 but I also had a lot of elevation changes to deal with. I’ll post the link to the workout so you can see exactly how awful it was ahaha. I only stopped to walk 3 times and it was for a very short amount of time because of extended hills. I may have been able to try to do a 10k but I was tired and my breathing wasn’t great towards the end so I stopped. Needless to say, my legs are burning right now. I really needed this to kick my butt back into gear and I also wanted to thank the 20 or so new followers I got last night…it’s great motivation at a time when I really needed it.
Anyway, here’s the link: Workout
Here are the stats from weight lifting and the running! And here’s the link for more info: Workout
So for my birthday, I decided to give myself a 5k! I wasn’t planning it but I decided to go for it mid-run. I tried to keep a steady pace throughout and I did pretty well. In my head, I wanted to run it in under 40 minutes and I managed that! I’m super excited to have run my first ever 5k and it gives me confidence to do more in the future and to keep working at it.
Honestly people, if there’s one thing you take from all of this is that you never know what your body and mind are capable of until you go out there and do it. Never sell yourself short because you’re always worth it!
Oh and here’s a link to the stats: 5k