August 4-10: Changing It Up

My blogging came to a standstill once the Bikini Series ended. I haven’t even gotten around to posting results :-( I just couldn’t figure out how to balance everything and make time to sit and blog. It’s late as I’m typing this now. And it seemed like the only time I could give to my blog was late at night. Usually, I was tired and just trying to get the post typed up – like I’ll be doing with this one. Lol.  On top of blogging I was checking in on instagram, twitter and the TIU community. It was a bit overwhelming. When the Bikini Series ended, I lost my motivation to blog. I had and have so many ideas but just couldn’t find the time… or the desire to make the time.

Lately, I’ve gotten a little tired of social media. I spend way too much time just looking at all the posts on Facebook, twitter, and instagram. I was tired of posting my workouts. I posted them to help keep me accountable but I haven’t been doing that great of a job with it. I actually stopped even logging my workouts in my journal.  I never really got into a routine this summer. Having the boys home ALL summer hasn’t been easy. Diet hasn’t been the best and I’ve been feeling tired even when I sleep in – which  is every day. I just have not been on top of things.

So I want to try something new. I will be using my blog as my workout journal. Not daily but weekly. I think I will be able to stick to that much easier. Right now I am on my 5th week of half marathon training. I’ve transitioned my focus from weights to running. I am hoping to PR in my next half in October – the Rock N Roll San Jose.  I am using the Nike+ app for my training program. It’s pretty aggressive with 5-6 runs a week.  I still try to lift at least once a week with a nice and heavy leg day.  I’m also doing Piyo. I’m currently on the 6th week.  I try to follow the TIU calendar too but I will adjust when I do the workouts and use my runs for my cardio.

Here was what I did last week:

Monday Aug 4, 2014:

Aug 4, 2014

Aug 4, 2014

 

Gym Session:

5min max incline warmup walk

Legs Press 6×3 270lbs

Leg Press 10×3 180 lbs w/ Fwd-Bkwd Lunges in between each set 10×3 (each leg)

SuperSet:

Sumo Squats 12×4 50 lbs

Jump Squats 15×4

Deadlift 3×3 135lbs

SuperSet:

Weighted Glute Bridges 10×3 40lbs

Single Leg Gluet Bridges 10×3(each leg(

15 min Intervals on StairMaster

Week4Day1  5mile run

TIU BikiniBooty

Piyo Sculpt

Tuesday Aug 5, 2014:

Aug 5, 2014

Aug 5, 2014

Week4Day2 3.75 mile run – Speed training

UpperBody:

Assited Pull-ups 8×3 16lbs

Assisted Dips 10×3 16lbs

Super Set:

Bench Press 10×3 55lbs

Incline Pushups 10×3

Biceps 21’s  x3 10lbs

Front/Lateral Raises 10×3 8lbs

TIU Hotel Workout x3

TotalBliss x2

Piyo Sweat

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014

Aug 6-8, 2014

Aug 6-8, 2014

Week4Day3 6 mile run

2 hrs of Volleyball – I actually played setter for 4 games.

Piyo Core

Thursday Aug 7, 2014:

Week4Day4 3 mile run

Piyo Drench

Friday Aug 8, 2014:

Week4Day5 5mile run

Saturday/Sunday Aug 9-10, 2014:

Aug 9-10, 2014

Aug 9-10, 2014

Saturday – Week4Day6 12 mile run

Sunday – 4 mile walk with the boys

Piyo Strength Intervals and Buns

 

As you can see, my workouts kind of tapered off as the week went on. By Wednesday, I was pretty tired and tried to save my energy for my runs. I was sore from my Tuesday workout all week! I usually do any missed TIU workouts on Sunday but I decided to combine Sat and Sunday’s Piyo workouts since my legs were dead from my long on Saturday. Piyo is a pretty good workout and doing two of them back to back was tough.

For the most part, I was happy with my runs.  These 6 run weeks are tough. Starting at the opposite end of the trail for my long run helped.  Not that putting the big hill in the middle of my run made it any easier but it did make it easier for me to really pick up my pace for my last mile.

I will still have a post on my BikiniSeries results – hopefully sometime later this week. I will try to have my weekly workout posts up by Sunday night (fingers crossed).

 

 

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