Good morning. I skipped out on Sunday and didn’t update on my weekly workouts or meal plan.
However, since I’m going to be nice and share a workout with you for the first time in a while, I’ll recap the workouts anyway! We were at the beach, so of course they were great, and mostly revolved around running. Here’s a look!
Sunday: 3 mile run around the house. The first 2 were on the street and the last mile was on the beach. This was our anniversary and I knew I wanted to start it the same way I started our wedding day, which was with a 3 mile run!
Monday: 3 mile run. I wanted to run more this week, and knew with the difference in humidity that it was fine sticking to less mileage. I actually wanted to go further, but I woke up later and it was in the 80s and sunny when I made it out, so 3 miles was enough!
Tuesday: 5 mile bike ride. My legs weren’t feeling the running, but we had bikes, so my mom and I went on a bike ride. She is a champ at riding bikes. I was always in her dust, but it was fun!
Wednesday: Another 3 mile run. This time, it was around lunchtime with Aaron. I didn’t wake up to get one in, but after sitting on the beach for a bit, and it wasn’t super hot, we headed out. I tried to stick to his pace (around 10 min/miles) and thought I did, but after 2 miles when he was dying, I realized I ran him at 9 min/miles. I felt really bad, but I continued on to make it a 5K. My last mile was 8:09 pace. I loved having Aaron to run with.
Thursday: Did a combination of exercises in the driveway. Lots of squats, plyometrics, lunges, leg movements, push ups, and abs. It felt great!
Friday: I had every intention to wake up and get in a 6 mile run. I was really really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, plans changed when I woke up at 6 am really sick. For some reason we had a stomach bug thing going around my family most of the week. I guess I got hit with it. I managed to get back to bed around 7, and woke up at 8, saw it was a very overcast and chilly day, still didn’t feel well, and went back to bed. I didn’t start feeling better until about 4, but with no food in me, a run was just not happening. Of course I was sad as I really looked forward to it, but life happens, and there will be more runs!
Saturday: We only got home at 7 am and then headed out to Beer Olympics, so no workout.
Sunday: Insanity class.
Whew, still got good workouts in and I’m perfectly fine with how things went!
Total miles this year —> 392.7 miles
Now onto that workout you’re here for…
I did this workout in my class the week before vacation and it was a killer. I actually had four circuits for us to do, and only got through two with the 10 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down stretch. We rested after each circuit was completed once, before repeating. Make the breaks short, though, to keep the heart rate up. I would suggest using weights if you feel you can. We typically do between 20-25 reps of squats and lunges and 12-18 for arms. It all depends on how much weight we use and how our muscles feel. Definitely challenge yourself, though!
You will do the strength portion of the first circuit 3 times, then do the abs twice. Take a bit longer of a break and then do the same for circuit 2.
Let me know if you have any questions!