Friday, November 5, 2010

Another week of crazy gym contest...

So I figured out this week that the most efficient way to maximize my points in this crazy gym contest was to do 45-60 min of lifting followed by 45-60 min of cardio. The competitive person in me (who usually doesn't come out) decided to go for it. I only worked out 3 times this week but I worked out for over an hour and a half each time. Let's just say... I'M TIRED!!!

Positives for the week:

1. My abs have not been this sore (READ: well exercised) in FOREVER. Perhaps since I started doing Ab Ripper X. Fantastic!
2. I did some interval training on the treadmill, and my interval pace has increased to 7.5 mph. Who am I??? I don't know, but I like it!
3. My quads were even sore! I did some jump squats and walking lunges, and I think that did the trick. Must do that more often!

To be improved:

No focus! I'm still trying to find that focus I had with my training program for the half. Not going to lie, the lack of focus is making me want to sign up for another race. Or, even crazier, consider moving on to triathlons. Hmm... this is something I will ponder this winter. For now, I need to write myself a program to follow for the next couple months. I'm thinking I want to continue my running habit, combined with weight lifting and yoga. As I've been telling myself for months...

This weekend is a low key one for me. I plan to run a couple times and do yoga at least once. I just made myself some homemade chicken rice soup and it smells amazing! I made it up as I went along, so if it's good, I'll post the recipe. It has carrots, celery, parsnips, onions, and lots of fresh herbs. I went to Whole Foods and I'm pretty sure I bought the whole produce section. My fridge is super stocked now though, and I love it!

Have a fantastically healthy weekend!