Friday, May 22, 2009

Beach-Ready Plan May 2009 Shape Magazine D5, W2

Today is weights & cardio, per the Shape plan.

Holy shit people.  Today I did the workout I was supposed to do Wednesday, which is to lower the weights and up the reps.  I did the following:

Grapevine Lunge - 3 sets of 20 using 10lb weight
Sumo Squat - 3 sets of 20 using 10lb weight
Bench Row - 3 sets of 20 using 10lb weight
Triceps Push-Ups - 3 sets of 20
Curl Press - 3 sets of 20 using 5lb weights
Ball Circles - 3 sets of 20
Ball Pike - 1 set of 20, 1 set of 18, 1 set of 4!!
Leg Lifts - 3 sets of 20

By the time I was doing the Ball Pikes, my shoulders were completely spent.  I couldn't do one more.  Sad!

It took me 70 minutes to do the workout today.  The longest amount of time I've ever taken to do weights.  I was exhausted by the time I was done.  So spent in fact that sitting on the spin cycle was a relief.  I did that for 30 minutes and kept my RPM's in the high 90's.  Once you get going on those things, it's pretty easy to keep your momentum.  I don't use a high gear.  My legs have never felt better!

Today puppy and I are off for a long walk.  We typically do approx 5 k, but today we are going to do 10.  I kinda forgot, but on May 31 I have a half marathon to walk.  I'd better do some long walks!!  I'm going to attempt to do 20k this weekend without the dog.  I think that is just too long for him with no water, and I don't want to lug around a container for him to drink out of.

Oh, I bought myself some new running shoes yesterday.  Yes, I know, I have to hurry up and break them in!!  Can I tell you the great story that happened in the store?  I went in to the Running Room and said to the gal "I would like to replace these please".  She said, "but those are Nike 12's".  I have no idea what this means so I say "ok, well, I'd like a new pair please".  She says, "but I don't understand, why do you want to replace these?  The 12's just came out, they can't be more than 4 months old".  So I say, "well, yes, that's about right, but they've seen over 400k on them, and my feet are killing me, so I think I need another pair".  She then looks at me in awe (how cool is that) and says, "are you a marathon runner or something?".  Imagine - my newish shoes were so worn out (she couldn't believe the treads on the bottom were so bad) that she thought I was a marathoner.  I realize now that I'm typing it, that this might seem silly, but it was nice to have someone notice my level of activity.

Meanwhile people, my feet have never been happier than they were this morning.  I seriously can't wait to wake up tomorrow cause I know my feet will feel that much better when I stand up after sleeping all night!!

OK - this is way too long a post.  Sorry!!  Have a healthy day bloggers!!


  1. That is so cool about the Running Room thing! Reading it just gave me the biggest smile! I would be totally excited too if I were you. :)

  2. Great job on the exercise!!