We’ve made it to Friday, which means that it’s almost time to throw my weekend pants on, but before I do that, let’s link up with Kris of Canadian Girl Runs for Fitness Friday!
I put Ashley and I through a Back and mini shoulder workout. During the beginning of the workout, I mentioned to Ashley how I didn’t feel like I was getting a good workout in. I just wasn’t feeling the burn. Don’t always go by that feeling, because when I woke up the next morning, my back was s-o-r-e! Some of the exercises we tried on new-to me machines, which I think played a part in the soreness I felt the day after.
I woke up not wanting to workout at all. I mean at all (thanks wine), but I got my butt to the gym, and Ashley lead us through a bi & tri workout. It was tough, but the sweat and the muscle burn felt good and was just what I needed! After our strength workout, we hit the treadmill to run. I started with a 10 minute warm-up, before completing 20 minutes of HIIT. I felt incredibly strong with the sprints, and was happy with how great the workout turned out to be!
One of the weekly workouts that my coach has programmed for me is a long run, so I decided to tackle this guy to start my week. I’m working my way up mileage wise, so I’m building slowly. I cranked out 4 miles, before stretching and calling it a day!
Active rest day. Oh how I loved every minute of you! My body prefers to walk on a rest day instead of doing absolutely nothing. I got to sleep in until 5:20 am, and got to the gym around 6. I’ve been reading a lot on my phone or iPad, and this comes in handy for my active rest days. I walked for about 75 minutes while reading, killing two birds with one stone!
You hurt so badly. I had other exercises that I had programmed (not on this list), but my legs were too shot to do them. Looking at this, I wouldn’t think my legs would have been on fire for days afterwards, but they were. Yikes!
The first mile was easy. After that, ouch! Send help.
If there was one workout that was hard to motivate myself for, it was this one. I slept horribly and woke up exhausted. I could have been a baby and stayed in bed, but I threw my life together and got to the gym. My bi’s and tri’s were the only muscle groups that didn’t hurt, so that’s the workout that I did. I am officially ready for a day of rest!
What was your best workout this week?
When you take a rest day, do you do absolutely nothing, or a light activity like walking?