Monday, April 14, 2014

Move it Monday {4}

This weekend flew by again!! My students had 2 choir performances on Saturday plus practice beforehand, so that pretty much took up my entire day. It was awesome though, there's nothing like listening to 200 little voices belting out some tunes :)

Sunday was a day of house cleaning, grocery shopping and getting out for a couple of walks! I went for an hour and a half long walk with Kirsten in the community forest, and when I got home Will and the puppies were ready to go for a walk, so we headed up to the ski trails behind our house for another hour. After our walk we built a fire and roasted up some dinner. Nothing makes me happier than sitting around a campfire!

The weather this weekend was ridiculous, we had snow on the ground on Saturday, and Sunday was warm enough to give you a burn! Spring weather be crazzzzy!

On to the workouts from last week:

Monday- First mountain bike ride of the year! Michelle and I went for an hour on a fairly flat trail, it was so nice out!

Tuesday- Ladies workout night was reinstated! Michelle, Kirsten and I used to get together once a week and take turns planning a workout. We stopped when I moved to Invermere, and once I got back it was winter outside. It's finally been nice enough to get outside and our first one was a success! Our friend Jenny joined us this week for some running, lunges, pushups, squats and dips! I'm already looking forward to next week.... it's so much more fun working out with friends!

Wednesday- was a deadly workout, hardest I've done in a long time. We were in teams of three and one person (me!) started on the rower and had to row 1642 meters. While that person was rowing, the teammates had to do nonstop burpees until the person on the rower was done. Next teammate hopped on the rower, other two had to do sets of 20 squats followed by 20 kettlebell swings and repeat until finished. During the third persons turn on the rower you did whichever set of exercises you hadn't done yet. Once the third person was finished, the whole team had to run a mile together. I was absolutely exhausted after that!!

Thursday I went for a very slow 45 min run, my legs were toast after Wednesday's workout! I met Kirsten and Michelle for a 60 min walk in the evening.
View on part of my run.. decent!
Friday and Saturday were ridiculously busy, so no workouts those days :(

Sunday- 2.5 hours of walking!

For the upcoming week my goal is to get in more runs!! Last week I walked a lot, but the runs were practically non existent. I'm planning on setting the alarm a little earlier on a few mornings and hitting the treadmill before work :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Move it Monday {3}

Move it Monday on a Tuesday... shows how organized I am lately!!

Again, weekend went way too fast! I spent mine cleaning the house and working on my courses...boring. I foresee more of the same next weekend.

Workouts Mar. 31- Apr. 6

Monday- Crossfit 5X8 Deadlifts for strength followed by 3 RFT of 20 box jumps, 20 push-ups, 20 Kettle bell swings and 20 push-press

Tuesday- walking 60 mins

Wednesday- We did crossfit total, where you find you 1 rep max for back squats, strict press and Deadlifts. I was afraid to put weight on the strict press because of my shoulder so I just did a few sets of 10 with just the bar. my 1RM for back squat ended up being 125lbs, and 165lbs for deadlift. Not too shabby for my 3rd week back at crossfit! I'm excited to try them again in a couple of months and see where I'm at.

On Thursday I had massage therapy for my shoulder. It is always super intense and I'm usually sore for a couple of days after, so I don't end up getting much movement in. My back ended up spasming after my appointment, so I went back Thursday evening for another session (my RMT is seriously the best!). Needless to say, I took a couple of days off from exercise to make sure everything was back to normal, so Thurs, Fri and Sat were a write off.

Sunday- I went for a 45 minute run with Baxter, the weather was amazing!! My parents were heading out for a walk with my grandma and her boyfriend (who is in his 80's and probably in better shape than I am, it's crazy!) so Will and I joined them for a 2 hour trek! I was so glad to get outside.

What's coming up fitness wise:

This week I'm starting an 8 week 5K training plan. I really want to get a sub 25 min 5K this year, so I'm hoping this plan will help me get closer. My fastest time last year was 26:44, and I definitely wasn't following any sort of plan. I am going to start adding in spin and swims on my cross training days as I am hoping for a PR at the Wasa Tri this year again! I would love to knock a couple more minutes off of my time. I am going to crossfit 2 days a week since I can't go on Fridays because of working out of town that day- I can't wait until summer so I can get back to a 3 day/week routine!

I also ordered the Turbo Fire DVDs. I've heard that they are fun and effective, and some days I just don't feel like running swimming or biking!

Anyone tried the Turbo Fire DVDs before? Thoughts?

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