Monday, July 21, 2008

What a great way to start off the week!!!

“Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” Billy Graham 

Workout 1 -  Run - 10 min warm up walk, then a good, hard 60 min run followed by a 3 min cool down walk. 

Total time - 73 mins 
Calories Burned - 838
HR - Avg. 83% Zone 4, Max - 95% Zone 5. 
Fitness Note - It was hot outside today during my run, 82F, but I still managed to do a great run. I wanted to start walking around 40 min into it but instead I dropped my pace down a bit and kept running. I am finding it easier to recognize my "happy pace".  I really focused on lengthening my stride and I was focused on my breathing.  Turned out to be one of the best runs I have had!!! No sprint work today, just a good strong steady pace. I did up my pace a bit a few times during the run but it was not a sprint, just good, long strides.  I am proud I pushed it today! Now I have to refuel and get ready for my strength training workout later today! Oh boy!!  I just have to make it through today, I know I can! 

Workout 2 - P90X Chest and Back. Replaced band work with extra lawnmowers/dumbbell rows. 
  • Standard pushups -  30 reps. 
  • Underhand dumbbell rows - 30 reps with 50 lbs. 
  • Close grip pushups - 30 reps 
  • Alternating one arm dumbbell rows with deep static lunge or lawnmowers with extra lunge   - 84 reps with 25 lb dumbbell. 
  • Wide fly pushups - 30 reps 
  • Decline pushups - 10 reps 
  • Heavy pants with deep static lunge  - 20 reps with 22 lbs. and 10 reps with 50 lbs. 
  • Diamond pushups - 15 reps 
  • Divebomber pushups - 15 reps
  • Back flys - 30 reps with 22 lbs. 
Total time - 36 mins 
Calories burned - 303
Pushup total - 130 
HR - Avg. - 70% Zone 3, Max - 83% Zone 4 
Fitness note - Hard workout. I started to crashed half way into the 2nd round.  I really had to push it to finish, my body felt like lead during the push ups in round 2, but I finished both rounds. It is the hardest when you feel like just stopping. I have found though that if you really reach inside yourself, you can see what you are made of and chances are you will find that you can do much more than you ever thought you could! 

Totals for today - 
Time - 109 mins 
Calories Burned - 1,141 
Caloric deficit - 891. 
Fitness note - This mornings run really set the pace for me. I felt both exhausted and energized! When I started my chest and back workout today, I was strong, then I had to really struggle to make it through.  I am so proud of how I pushed myself today and I am looking forward to another awesome workout tomorrow! Did I do my best today, without a doubt. It was not my best weight workout, but as they say in you best and forget the rest!!! 


Dee said...

Whoa!! I cannot believe all that you are doing. I was tired just reading it. You are certainly an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the good work, and keep posting.

erin said...

You are soo encouraging to me! I love to read how you push yourself; it inspires me to do the same!