I ran 3.4 miles in 40 minutes today! Go me! I did mostly steady state but I increased my speed to 6 mph a couple of times for 1/4 mile at a time. Then I would drop my speed to 4.5 for a 1.5 minute cool down. I kept my speed between 5 & 5.5 mph for a few minutes. My goal in running is to increase my endurance & then increase my speed. Weather permitting, I am going to do my first outdoor run of the season on Monday.
Tonight I came over to John's so I could do legs. I told John that I was going to hurt my legs because Wendy said so. John asked me if Wendy told me to jump off a bridge, would I? My response? If it makes my legs look hot, you betcha!
Leg extensions 3x12 @ 40 lbs
Leg curls 3x12 @ 35 lbs
Step ups 3x12 @ 20 lb 'bells
Take that Wendy!
If I can walk on Tuesday, I'm going to do 60 lb squats & 20 lbs lunges. I can't do deadlifts because they kill my back. I don't know if I have crappy form or if it's just my spastic back but whatever. So any suggestions for a third leg exercise that can be done with 'bells or a bar?
I was starting to feel week during my last set of step ups & asked Erin to come in to be my "trainer" and make me keep going. During the last set of myright leg Erin yells, "Man up!" I almost dropped the bells because she made me laugh.
Erin is my little hero! She can do 3, yes, 3 overhand pull-ups! All the way to straight arms & then all the way up.
She was very excited when I came over tonight. She found a dance stuio that allows "walk ins" for lessons. It's only a few blocks from whre she goes to school. She is hoping that she'll be able to take a class between classes on Wednesday afternoons when she has a 2 hour break.
I bought John PS3 (cuz we couldn't find a Wii & he didn't want to wait) for his birthday. He's now sitting in front of the TV with a beer trying to figure out the controller! Actually he would have waited but right now the games that are available don't really interest him. He's into death & destruction & Wii seems to have fewer games like that than PS3.
Monday is the big day--I see the orthopedist at 9:45. I'm really looking forward to finding out what I can & can't do until I have surgery. I'm going to ask if I can start physical therapy to strengthen the shoulder before surgery. That's probably wishful thinking but a girl has to have hopes, right?
I was over at JPFitness.com today & saw the NROL4W Challenge pictures. I saw UConnJulie's picture for the first time today. Don't ask me why but I had this picture of her in my head that SOOOO does not match what she truly looks like. I was a little disappointed & a little glad.
Disappointed because I have read her advice & respected her with much the same level of respect that I have for Wendy. To see her size was a little upsetting. It always bugs me when people can give such great advice on fitness & nutrition but don't appear to use it themselves.
Glad because she's REAL woman. She has weight issues, too. So there.