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Friday, July 6, 2012

End of a long week...almost.

My muscles are sore, my body is tired, my mind is foggy.  Maybe two days of double spin classes plus a 5th class on another night, 2 days of hard 5 milers and 5 days of weight training in one week was a bit much.  Guess the remedy will be to top my week off with a 20 mile run tomorrow. :)

Yesterday my husband and I had a repeat of Tuesday: arrived at the gym at 6am for a spin class, followed with over an hour in the weight room doing strength training, followed by a second hour of spinning.  For my strength training, the muscle groups I focused on were back and triceps.  Of course, I also did a mile run on a treadmill in there somewhere.  A run a day keeps the demons away.

Today I did some more weight training.  Just some simple leg and core exercises using the five pound ankle weights and dumbbells.  First, I did 5 minutes at full speed on the exercise bike to (try and) get my body ready.  Then I did 10 minutes of weights, then back on the bike for 5, and repeated that sequence for a little over an hour.  Finally, I got on the treadmill and did just over a mile, to keep with the running streak that we have now extended until Labor Day!  Who else is in??

The rest of today I have spent expending a minimal amount of energy, which is good because I don't have much to spare.  I have been able to get a little laundry done, and even made some vegetable juice and homemade enchiladas with shredded pork that I've been slow-cooking since last night.  Dinner should be yummy!  Hopefully I will get to bed early enough tonight so I can feel good on my long run tomorrow morning!


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