I’ve come to realize this about myself, while I have decent running endurance, I don’t think I’m really in good shape in general. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not in bad shape, but although I workout regularly, I don’t really challenge myself especially when I don’t have a set plan.
Enter set plan:
Last time Tina did her online bootcamp, I was in the middle of half-marathon training and I knew that if I signed up, I wouldn’t stick with it. The second round, however, started at a perfect time: today!
The first workout consisted of two chest exercises, supersetted (Is that a word? We’ll pretend it is.), two back exercises, supersetted and two shoulder exercises, supersetted. After that, we were to do a five minute cardio warmup, ten minutes of 60 second intervals and five minutes of cool down. For my warmup and cool-downs, I walked on the treadmill at 3.5. For my intervals, I did 7.2 mph for the hard part and 5.2 mph for the recovery.
Ass successfully kicked. I can’t even bother to smile for the camera. I don’t know why I don’t push myself as hard when I’m not following a plan, but I don’t, so this is going to be really good for me, I hope.
It took about 45 minutes, so I got home around 7:30 and by the time I took Murphy for a walk, it was 8. Fortunately, I made dinner last night and had leftovers for tonight.
This was Thai Zucchini Impasta Salad. It was really good but took forever to cut all the veggies. My hands were seriously starting to prune by the time I was done. I could just have sub-par knife skills though, who knows. Definitely something to prepare on the weekends, which I did, and eat leftovers during the week.