Thursday: Another leg/ab workout day. I spent about an hour and a half in the weight room, then went to Muscle Fusion X class for an hour of HIIT training. Love, love, love that class and the instructor (my trainer)!
Friday: Chest/shoulder/triceps workout. I went up to 75 pounds on the bench press - wahoo!! After an hour and 15 minutes in the weight room, I went to a spin class. Great Friday workout.
Saturday: Supposed to be my long run day, but as many of you can appreciate right now, the weather was not very cooperative. I decided to avoid the sub-zero temperatures and hit the gym. I did an hour of spinning followed by an hour run on a treadmill (5.5 miles). 2 hours of cardio = decent substitution for a long run, I guess.
Sunday: REST DAY!!
Monday (Today!): First day of week 10 of my body transformation. I spent about an hour and a half on legs, and also did a few ab exercises. I had a little extra time before spin class, so I decided to do some box jumps. My goal was to do 3 sets of 8-10 jumps. I found this video of a guy doing them the way I do, with the same size box:
I did my first set and made it to 8 before I felt wobbly. Set 2, I made it to 5...attempted a 6th and failed, big time. Somehow I lost my footing with one side and caught the step (which is approximately 2 feet tall, by the way) with my shin - in two painful spots, and even got the side of my knee. I don't even know how. Being that I was in a busy weight room, I tried to quickly shake it off, even though when I looked down at my leg, I saw the "dents" in my leg already turning purple. I felt like crying from the pain, but instead I decided to just try to do my third set. I didn't want fear to overcome me and shake my confidence. Box jumps are hard, but I can do them...it just takes a lot of focus, and apparently I should probably do them at the beginning of my workout instead of at the end when my legs are tired!
I went on to do the spinning class, but I won't say it didn't hurt. I've been icing my leg since then, and hopefully the swelling will go down. Should make my interval run interesting tomorrow. :)