Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hmmm, seems I can't stay very motivated to even jot down a few words over here everyday. Anyway, on last Thursday I went for a long walk with the hubby.

Friday I ran for half an hour in a local park, Saturday I wasn't feeling too well so I took a rest day.

Sunday, I got about halfway through my run and started to feel like complete crap! I don't know what happened, but I had a slight allergic reaction to something and had to go home and take some benadryl.

Got up Tuesday morning to lift (upper body). Went for another walk last night.

I feel pretty good so far, so I'll have to start logging some serious miles in. I should also probably find a few 5K's just to gauge my speed. I really don't do any speedwork ever, and I haven't run a race of any kind in quite a while.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

So far this week, I've worked Arms and then Legs this morning with my trainer. On Saturday I have a chest and back workout to do.

I'm only meeting my trainer once a week now for weight workouts and then I'm doing 2 on my own. I also started my training program for the Army 10-miler this week. It has 3 days of running, 3 days of cross training and 1 rest day. It doesn't seem too bad, but with the weather we've been having here, running outside is downright unbearable! It's suppossed to cool down toward the weekend, so that will be nice. I just need to get on some kind of a schedule where all my hard workouts are in the mornings.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Morning...What's that?

This whole "waking up early to workout" thing isn't going so well. Looks like I'll be running on the Montour Trail later this afternoon and then off to the gym for my weight workout. The only problem with lifting in the afternoon is that the gym gets really hot and it's a lot more crowded. Maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow morning...

I signed up for virtual training for the Army 10-miler. It's a Galloway program, so hopefully it will help to keep me on schedule. I always seem to do better when I can follow a list or a schedule. Maybe I should incorporate that into other aspects of my life...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

This week

On Monday I was on the elliptical for 45 minutes of cardio. I meant to get up early and get a weight workout in, but that didn't work so well.

Tuesday morning I hit the gym for my arm workout:

SS1: Shoulder Press 3 sets X 10 reps with 12lb dumbbells
SS1: Bicep Curl 3 sets X 10 reps with 12lb dumbbells
SS2: Lateral Raise 3 sets X 10 reps with 5lb dumbbells
SS2: Hammer Curl 3 sets X 10 reps with 12lb dumbbells
SS3: Front Dumbbell Raise 2 sets X 10 reps (5lbs) 1 set X 10 reps (8 lbs)
SS3: Rope Pressdown 3 sets X 10 reps with 35 lbs
SS4: Cable Crossover 3 sets X 10 reps
SS4: Tricep dips 3 sets X 15 reps

I seem to be having a rough week workout wise, but hopefully tomorrow I'll get a decent run in. I also plan to do my Abs/chest/back workout tomorrow:

SS1: Chest press on ball
SS1: Leg and arm raise
SS1: Bent over dumbbell rows
SS2: push ups
SS2: Bicycle crunches
SS2: Lat pulldown
SS3: Machine chest flies
SS3: Machine row

7/7 - 7/9

Weight workouts last week were:

Abs, Chest, Back on Friday:
3 sets each

SS1:Alternating Incline dumbbell press
SS1:Close grip lat pulldown
SS2:Chest press
SS2:Reverse grip bent over EZ bar row
SS3:Dumbbell pullover on ball
SS3:Seated cable row on ball
SS4:French chair knee ups
SS4:Knee pull-ins

Arms on Saturday (with trainer):

3 sets each

SS1:Machine shoulder press
SS1:EZ bar preacher curl
SS1:EZ bar seated overhead extension
SS2:Upright row
SS2:Seated alternating hammer curl
SS2:Overhead triceps extension
SS3:Machine lateral raise
SS3:Rear delt pulldown

Legs on Sunday:

Smith Squat (4 sets X 25 reps)
Plie squat (4 sets X 20 reps)
Narrow stance smith squat (4 sets X 25 reps)
One legged press (4 sets X 25 reps/leg)
Romanian deadlift (4 sets X 25 reps)
Leg extension (2 sets X 25 reps)
Calf Press (3 sets X 25 reps)

The leg workout was a killer, but surprisingly I didn't feel too bad the next day. On Friday, I also ran for 31 minutes on the
Montour Trail.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Update coming soon...

I know I linked my other blog here, but I haven't had a chance to type in my weight workouts yet. I'm not very good at this keeping track of workouts thing...