Happy Friday!! I am soo glad it’s the weekend! Is it just me or does the last month and a half of school just seem to draaaag on forever?! This summer weather is definitely not giving me an ounce of motivation for school work, but it is making for some nice early morning runs! Tomorrow I’m actually running in my first 10K! Be on the lookout for a recap
I’m a little nervous, mostly because I had an upper respiratory infection that I just got over at the beginning of last week, so I went about 10 days without any running. Not to mention this course is all hills from what I’ve heard…I really need to start looking at the course for races BEFORE I sign up! After the race Saturday I’m going to an art studio with my sister because I bought a Groupon for a painting class that we’re going to do together! I know she loves art and I don’t see her nearly enough since I live about 40 minutes away from home now that I’m in college so I think it will be fun to see each other and (try) to paint. If my art work is half decent it might make an appearance on the blog!
On to this week’s workout recap:
Sunday- 2 mile run + Best Body Bootcamp Workout C (from the first phase of bootcamp workouts)
Monday- 3 mile run + Best Body Bootcamp Workout A
Tuesday- Best Body Bootcamp Workout C + at home cardio intervals in between (jumping jacks, burpees, high knees, etc.)
Wednesday- 2 mile run + core work
Thursday- Long walk with the pup (I’m dog sitting this weekend!)
Friday- Lots of stretching planned for tonight!
Saturday- Chick-fil-a Connect Series 10K!!
I really feel like I’m finally learning to work out for pleasure and for my health rather than caring about calorie counts and it feels amazing. In the past, I would have never taken a long walk after dinner like I did on Thursday, it was either a full on rest day or I had to burn a ton of calories. Anything in between was just a waste of my time! I am SO glad I’ve changed my way of thinking in that area because now I know that any activity is good for my body and active rest days are awesome and important
One of the things I’ve loved about Tina’s bootcamp is all of the new exercises I’ve been exposed to that I would have never learned about otherwise. This week one of my favorites was the surrender squat. Basically, you transition from standing to kneeling one leg at a time then stand back up. That doesn’t make much sense, but just watch this quick video and it will make more sense!
Head over to Lindsay’s Fitness Loves of the Week post to find some other great work out posts from this week!
What are your plans for the weekend? How were your workouts this week?
PS: Argghhhh I can’t get WordPress to put space between my paragraphs!?!?