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Wednesday Workout Update

Posted Mar 24 2010 10:24am
Monday: Fight Gone Bad (I really love that name, btw) - we did five stations at one minute each, counting our reps and adding on as we went, for a total of three rounds. While we were midway through the first round, Brad announced that with person with the most reps would win one bonus Fit Point, and since Jenny and I are already down five (she missed Monday's workout due to a previously planned getaway with her husband - totally understandable), I was motivated to get that point! My total: 398 reps - Ashely was very close behind, but I was the winner - whew! I also ran on the treadmill for 10 minutes and did the (dreaded) stepper as well while in cardio.

Tuesday: A beautiful Spring morning. Jenny and I met up at our local park for a run, and run we did! Ended up with a total of 4.5 miles, with a couple of walking breaks interspersed (I was trying to keep track via my Nike + and don't think we walked more than three-quarters of a mile, total). It was a great run - we chatted most of the time and had the energy to keep going, which was good considering I had forgotten to eat anything before we met up (picture a poor little banana waiting on the kitchen counter).

That afternoon, I went to the gym where Brad had a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad workout waiting for us: the 25/50/75. First, we did 25 push ups, then 25 sit ups, then 25 squats, then 25 ring pull ups. Then we did the set again, only with 50 reps each time. Then we did it again, with - you guessed it - 75 reps each. I.thought.I.was.gonna.die. Especially when Brad stationed himself next to me for the push ups - and made my stomach touch his fist for each rep to count. Thank god I have a big stomach - that probably saved me a couple of inches every time I had to lower myself down! It was really, really hard - I would do 5 or 7 reps and have to rest...and my shoulders were sounding like Rice Krispies at that point - you know, Snap!Crackle!Pop! I finished in just under 32 minutes, and as I left, I couldn't believe I would actually be back for more torture in a mere 15 hours.

Wednesday: Linda had us burning 50 calories on every machine or doing 50 reps of other exercises (like ball slams, kettlebell swings...you get the picture) in Cardio. I hit my 50 calories on the treadmill really fast - of course, I was running at a 6.0 pace, so that helped, lol! Then we went to the gym - why hello Brad...we meet again! Did a circuit doing isolation exercises, as many sets of 15 as we could do for three minutes. Calf raises/shin stretches, ring push ups, curls, narrow bench press - I managed to do three or fours sets of each of those in the allotted time. Killed it with nine sets doing crunches; managed to eek out one set of fifteen doing the "limbo jump" - a PVC pipe balanced on upended weights, for a height of 14 inches. Basically a box jump without the box. That is still such a mental exercise for me...I think it took me about ten seconds to do each one.

And now I'm D-O-N-E, done! I have my next 5K run on Saturday - Jenny and I are going to run together, although I'm a little worried, as her foot started hurting really bad a few hours after we finished our run yesterday. I hope she can make it...I will be so lonely without her!
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