Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ow! Ow! Owie!

Hello, my I said I would Monday, I went to the gym Monday night and tore it up! I ran a nice little 4 mile run..then worked through 5 ab exercises:

Sit ups on stability ball-15 x 3
Planks-2 x 45 seconds
Stability ball leg to arm transfer over head(not sure of proper term) 15 x 3
Ab machine 15 x 3 at 50 lbs
Oblique side to side 25 lb weight 3 x 12 each side

Then I proceeded to work the heck out of my legs. You name it, I did it...

Dead Lifts 40 lbs 3 x 12
Plie' Squats 20 lbs 3 x 12
Step ups 20 lbs 3 x 12
Lunges 10 lbs each hand 3 x 12 each leg
Calf raises 50 lbs 3 x 12
Hip Adductor machine 90 lbs-3 x 12
Hip Abductor machine 60 lbs-3 x 12
Leg extension 45 lbs 3 x 12
Leg Curls 40 lbs 3 x 12
Leg Press 90 lbs 3 x 12

I was wiped..totally when I left the gym...but, felt really good overall.
Yesterday (Tuesday), I took the night off from the gym to cook for the family. After dinner, the boys and I, along with several of their friends went for an hour bike ride, leisurely pace, but it was exercise none the the less ( I estimate I probably burned off around 200 calories)...I felt great during the ride. It was fun! The boys loved having me along and it gave me the chance to chat and get to know their little friends better.

But, today??? I am paying for it....I am so sore in my legs I can hardly walk. Sitting in this office chair all day long, I am fine..the minute I stand up to move is an "Holy Crap" moment...seriously, I went to the restroom and had to use the handicap bar next to the toilet to pull myself up! LOL....Is this what exercise and 40 is going to feel like? If so, I am up shit creek! LOL...

I am going to the gym again tonight..but I am not sure if I am going to be able to run...I hate the eliptical..but, that may be my choice for cardio tonight. I will take it mile by mile...if I can't do it, so be it. I will do an upper body workout and call it a night.

My upcoming weekend is shaping up to be a very busy one. I am so busy, that I had to ask for a 1/2 day on Friday to get everything done. My 3rd son is turning 11 next week on Thursday, so we are having his birthday "celebration" this Saturday in the form of a cook out for friends and family. So, I have to shop, clean and prepare. I am pretty anal about things being perfect, so I hope I can get it all done.

Back to's hoping I get a minimum of a 4 mile run in.

Thursday-No gym, but hope to do a neighboorhood run. My son's 12 year old friend want's to run 2 miles with me....says he can do, so we shall see.
Friday, after 12 p.m., when I leave work, I hope to get some gym time in the afternoon and another run in Saturday morning.

I feel like a slacker if I run less than 18 miles in a week.

Happy Hump Day everyone!


Mark said...

I run less than 18 miles every week and being the lazy guy that I am, I'm fine with it :)

I used to run 30 mile weeks and that worked, but it also destroyed my knee.

Looking forward to hearing about how the 12 year old copes. Should be an interesting run :)

TinaM said...

Oh my goooodness woman, you are no where near to being a slacker!!!

I saw that video of the walrus doing situps... that's probably what I look like when I do them haha ;)