My students were in sugar overload after all the birthday treats!
Then came the best surprise of all....flowers from my love sent to school! I told him specifically "NO FLOWERS!" You know how those boys can be....Saturday we are going to officially celebrate my birthday with a dinner at my favorite restaurant Bone Fish and then we are going to look at rings...SO PUMPED!!
Monday: 3 mile Run, 10 minutes elliptical followed by 10 minutes of cycle
Shoulder and Chest Lift moderate weights, 2 exercises with 12 reps
Tuesday: Elliptical 35 minutes, Cycle 10 minutes
Hamstrings/Legs lift-core work
Thursday: 2 1/2 mile run, 10 minute elliptical and 12 minute cycle (ranging from level 3 to level 8)
Bi and Tri workout: Bicep curl 15 pounds 2x12
Standing Bicep Curl-20 pounds 2x12
Tricep Pull Down: 60 pounds 2x12
Tricep Machine pull down: 35 pounds 2x12
My legs were a little stiff and sore this morning, adding some leg work into my routines has been harder than I thought it would be. It is a good feeling to be sore, but at the same time it makes my runs alot harder with stiff legs. I think the more weight I keep lifting the easier and less stiff and sore I will become. You may ask what my goal is...well I have no rush to get back into running 5-6 milers at a hard pace 3 times a week (that is the reason why I over trained). I would like to get back up to just running on average a good 4 miler 2 times per week and then add in more strength training and one longer run (at max 6 miles). I think a good enjoyable race for me is 10ks. So I would like to keep up my endurance for those races.
What are your future goals...running wise or strength training?
Do you find it hard to add in strength training to your routine?