The credit for today’s post idea must be given to John Mellencamp… Sunday’s “gospel workout” was a killer. 1 1/2 hours of cardio (not all at once) and 30-40 minutes of leg/weight workouts. WHEW! Here’s an outline:
- 3-mile run. HOLLERRRR. (With no achy foot last night either! Double Holler)
- 40 minute “race” hill/interval bike ride
- nearly 200 squats/squat-kicks
- 3 sets of lunges (14 each leg) with two 15-lb dumbells
- Hip adduction/abduction
- Hamstring curls
- nearly 100 stair (weight bench) steps. (this is what is killing my glutes today, I’m afraid)
- Ab workout
- 20 more minutes on the recumbent bike for a cardio “cool” down
YOWZA! I was pooped AND starving after this workout…and drenched. A good sign of a great workout? When my ponytail is drenched. Mine was dripping. HAWT!
Now, I’m sore. But a good sore. It “hurts so good”. I guess I’m one of those annoying people that loves the feeling of being sore & tight from a new or hard workout. I’m apologizing to Bye Week in advance if I can’t be my normal “dive for anything”-self tonight at the game. Which is at 8:30. DUMB!
My legs were NOT happy about the hill/interval bike ride I planned out for this morning. They finally dropped the ‘tude about half-way in. Arms workout today, which is always my favorite because I feel like it’s “easier” than working my large muscle groups. It’s a much slower pace. Tomorrow is a “rest” day so I’m planning to tackle my first TRX workout! I’m pretty excited – I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.
Today’s Kaldi’s coffee is “Highlander’s Grogg”. It’s my favorite and it tastes like breakfast – more like pancakes, but not an overpowering sweetness. I already have a headache this morning so I’m loading up on caffeine just to be safe. It’s looking like a looooong, busy week with little to no weekend “regrouping” or resting so I’ve got to squelch the headache f-a-s-t (that spells fast…). This Friday is our/my Box City event so I’m looking to spend the night at work on Friday and go out on a volunteer project Saturday morning with little to no sleep in my docket. GAH!
Awkward Monday Moment: Yes, it’s 10:30, I’ve only been at work for 30 minutes, and I’ve already experienced an awkward moment. I was standing in line for coffee. Someone was at the register and there were 2 other girls chatting about which classes to sign up for. I couldn’t really tell if they were in line or just loitering like college students tend to do. So I am passing my “wait time” by looking at the TV that flashes powerpoint slides advertising events. I had yet to see mine for Box City pop up, so I was looking for that (and zoning out a bit). Then I heard 3 people at Kaldi’s say “EXCUSE ME!”. When I turned, 3 people behind the counter were staring at me. Apparently it was “my turn” to order and they’ve been asking if they could help me for a few minutes now. Whoopsies…maybe this coffee will cure absentmindedness AND my headache. Sheesh.