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President’s Day Shenanigans

Today, I would have to say, has been a pretty nice day. Very productive, in my mind anyway.

It started with an amazing breakfast. A “heart healthy” bowl of oatmeal with a spoonfulof peanut butter, raspberries, blueberries, banana, and honey accompanied by two cups of bulletproof coffee.

I don’t know if the coffee is that healthy for you or not. The blog says that it is very good for you, but I just felt as if I was drinking a whole ton of cholesterol and clogging my arteries. I did like the taste and perhaps it could be a treat every once in a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then I had this itch to go for a bike ride. So I did. Turned out to do 15 miles, and boy was it a trek! The wind was crazy strong no matter what direction I went in. I often felt as if I was just standing still on the bike!

After the bike ride I went to Track Shack and updated my shoes. I was in desperate need of new shoes. Good bye Beats 1.5 and hello Beasts 2.0. I was experiencing odd knee pain and also some shin split feeling pain. Time to trade in.

Beasts 1.5

Beasts 2.0

I gave my Beasts the 1.5 designation as the first beasts I owned I modified just a bit to add more cushion to the tongue. I have not decided if I am modding the next generation yet or not. Right now they are fitting like gloves and my knee pain is completely gone!

Then, it was off to strength train at the Y. Here is what I did:

Seated leg curl – 70 x 3/10
Leg extension – 70 x 3/10
Hip abductor – 80 x 3/10 ??
Hip adductor – 80 x 3/10 ??
Back extension –  80 x 3/10 ??
Dead lifts – 25 x 3/10
Single leg Step-ups – 10 x 3/10
Side step-up w/ kick – 10 x 3/10
Push ups 10
Balance board squats – 3/10
Planks – 3/1:00
Stretcher – back, glutes/piriformis, calves
I did all of my note taking on my iPhone. The first number is usually a weight and then it is how many reps of 10 that I performed. The question marks indicate that I may want to increase the weight next time as it was just a bit easy.

Best Laid Plans…

This is the first of two weeks off running. I am not running because of waiting for my new shoes come in (with custom orthotics). In the interim my plan is this: Starting Tuesday (yesterday) cycling 10 miles with sprints mixed in with a fast pace every other day. Then on the opposite days water jogging for 30 minutes using 20/20 second intervals.

The title of this post purposefully has the ellipsis. Today the water jogging did not happen. I feel so horrible when I can not get out…I am getting edgy and irritable.  Not being able to run on a regular basis has become very painful. Cycling and water jogging helps just keep off the edge. Now I feel as if I have to play catch up! Don’t know how that is going to go down. Why did it not happen as planned…work and life happened.

I will most likely go with the aqua jogging tomorrow and then perhaps again on Friday (just because I really like doing it!). If you are not familiar with water jogging there are some great videos on YouTube. This video is one that I watched when I first started. It is one of the most amazing no impact workouts.  The first time I did it my legs were extremely tired to the point I almost could not walk on them because of fatigue. When I got fitted for my aqua jogger vest the folks at Fleet Feet took one look at me and gave me the one with maximum float (they said I had no fat and would sink to the bottom…haha).  The vest is to help with keeping proper form for newbies….which I am.