Wednesday, 27 October 2010

How far I've come

My new shoes took me on a short journey to the gym
these shoes are so light and comfortable to run in
Nike, you're the best! I love your shoes, workout clothing, and accessories. I love it ALL! If only I could afford everything I want :( sad face.
These shoes are designed for "trail running" but I don't see a lot of these around me.
Oh rolling trails, where art thou.
My gym commute there and back is under 2 miles. I've run in some crappy weather conditions already from windy to rainy, to freezing cold. I've got my fingers crossed for a mild winter season!!

Workout agenda this morning: LEGS
3 sets of 15 reps on each exercise
  • Ballet squat
  • Dumbbell lunge
  • Barbell Squat
  • Stiff legged deadlift
  • Assisted dumbbell lunge
  • calf raises
  • Abductor machine
  • Adductor machine
  • Leg press
I felt so much personal satisfaction today from holding my own in the weights room full of jacked men (I was the only girl in the room!!). The shy voice inside my head was screaming "leave this place immediately!!" but I fought the urge to run and hide. Definitely the right choice. I think the key is knowing your workouts in advance, finding a clear space to do your workouts, and staying focused on the task at hand. There are definite benefits to a weight room. One major bonus is that there are mirrors everywhere so you can work on your form. Also, free weights are a good way to vary your routine from the standard strength training equipment. It's true what they say, variety is the spice of life!

Post workout protein shake:

handful of fruits
half a banana, ice, cup of soy milk
thickness shot!
Breakfast this morning: More of the same and yadda yadda yadda

Song of the day: Josh Kelley "Almost Honest"

Happy news of the day: ARFIE is finally flying home on Sunday.

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