As some of you may already be aware of, I am currently working towards a degree in politics. During the summer I am taking some final year courses to jump ahead and lighten my work load for next year. So this past week I have been busy reading and preparing for my presentation I had to make to my prof. This included hundreds of pages of reading and an intense meeting with my prof. It was my first upperclassman presentation so I was nervous going in but I absolutely killed it and walked away with an 85%.
Unfortunately, the time I spent on my school this past week meant that I had little free time to blog. But, I do want to let you now that I still continued fitting in workouts.
Tuesday: Ran 6km, hill repeats
Wednesday: Gym workout focussing on arms and shoulders
Thursday: Gym workout focussing on abs and back
Friday: Gym workout focussing on legs
Sunday: Half marathon Race (will post a recap)
I am back now and my school load is pretty light now until July when my term papers come due. Today I hope to post the details of my gym workouts and lifting schedules, as well as post a race recap from my half marathon race this past sunday.
I hope Y’all have stuck with me and forgive me for my long absence.
Whew! I just finished Plyometric Cardio Circuit and let me tell you, my body is glistening in sweat!
I have great news and that is that I can already see improvements! My squats are getting quicker and for the level 1 drill I could actually continuously do the moves (including push-ups WITHOUT my knees on the ground!!). I was struggling once again with the “ski abs” and the “in and outs.” By the time the last time doing those moves I knew that my form was failing so instead I held a plank for 60s. Hopefully as the days progress I can get stronger in those moves!
Another bonus is that I am starting to enjoy the workouts. I find Shaun T motivating and the moves are challenging so I definitely feel I am getting a workout in. I find that the longer I stick with something, the more routine it becomes, and mentally the work becomes easier. Let’s hope this trend continues.
Now I am headed to a 60 minute yoga practice. This is one of the easier classes of the week so I really want to use this time to stretch out my hard worked muscles and unwind a little bit.
As some of you may know, my passion remains with running. Coming up, I have a 5k race at the end of this week and a half marathon the last weekend in May.
Alongside INSANITY I am trying to keep up with my running schedule. If you are a runner you’re probably familiar with weekly long slow distances that accompany the majority of running plans. Today I went out and did my long run, around two hours, and by the time I got home my knee was ready for some ice and rest. Because of this, I did not do my INSANITY workout today. I do not feel all too guilty as I still went out and ran for quite some time; even though it wasn’t a HIIT workout, I feel as if it could be classified as “pure cardio.”
I will get back into the INSANITY grind tomorrow and continue it this week. However, I will be taking a rest day on Friday, the day before my race, to let my muscles recover and prepare for Saturday morning’s event. As of right now, I am still planning on doing the INSANITY workout on Saturday after my race, as it’s only a 5k.