I was so exhausted from my workouts yesterday that I didn’t have energy to do anything after putting the boys to bed. I’m glad that I took the night off. I think it really helped me with my run today.
Day60 – Tuesday has become my prep day for my long run on Wednesday. Decided to do the Surfer Girl workout for my bootycall. What a workout! Legs burned. I probably won’t do this one for a bootycall again because there was some jumping involved. I live on the top floor of an apartment complex so I have to be quieter early in the morning.
Dropped both boys at school and with Ben at work, I had the whole place to myself :-) I decided to pretty much work out the whole time. lol. Started with a 5k run. I meant to just go at an easy pace but I wound up setting a new personal best for training. I didn’t even feel like I was going all that fast. I’m giving credit to the Drop10 Plateau Buster workout I’ve done :-) I’ve been pushing myself during the HIITs and it’s paying off!
5K run to warmup.
Then it was time for the Bikini Series challenge – the new Under the Sea workout. I was really looking forward to doing it. It really worked my legs out. Did 10 reps each X 3 sets. My favorite move was the crab crunch – even though it was also the toughest one for me to do for some reason. This is perfect for a bootycall workout for me :-) And I’ll probably be doing it a lot during the Bikini Series.
Turbo Fire Day 58 – I still had plenty of time to do my Turbo Fire workout before having to pick Seppe up. I almost decided to put it off for my afternoon workout but it was Fire45 – my favorite so I went for it. It was better that I did it in the morning because I didn’t have to worry about getting interrupted. Fire45 is more like dancing for me than a workout. The music is great and the moves are so much fun. I also did Stretch10 afterwards. I’m so glad I did because it felt great after all the workouts. I spent about 2 hours working out in the morning and enjoyed every minute.
I was pretty worn out by the afternoon but I decided to take the whole family out for a walk after dinner. The boys needed to get rid of some energy and I wanted to get Ben a little more active again. He’s recovered from his procedure but he’s so hesitant to do any exercise because he’s worried about his stomach. He even did a little jogging while we were out. It was good for all of us.
Sunset on our way home.
I spent a good 15-20 min foam rolling my legs – especially my calves which were really tight. It hurt so good. There was some really painful parts but it was all worth it. My legs felt so much better afterwards. Ended with my 2 min plank.
M1: FlaxPlus Oatmeal w/ unsweetened almond milk, cocoa almond butter, chia seeds, and extra raisins.
M3: Shakeology with spinac, Zico, pineapple, avocado, and mango
Love putting spinach in my shakes :-)
M4: Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Chew Kind Bar
M5: Brown rice, Sweet and sour chicken and broccoli
yummy dinner. stuck to one serving :-)
80 oz. water and 1 Zico.
Day 61 – Turbo Fire Rest Day. I skip bootycall workouts on Wednesdays. Not that I get to sleep in much. I was up at 7a. Still felt really tired. Walked the Gio to school with Seppe and walked back. I had a slightly bigger meal 2 because I wanted to fuel up for my run. I wouldn’t be able to do it after Gio got out of school because that’s when Ben would be home. I was worried that it would be really hot for me since it would be so much later in the day. Luckily, I live in the a very windy part of the bay area. It made running at 3pm much more comfortable. I saved today’s Bikini Series challenge – doing the Drop10 Engine Revver – for tomorrow.
Hoping to do close to this time at my actual race in Big Sur next Sunday.
My run went much better than last week. Set personal best in my 9 mile training :-) This is the last time I’ll be doing 9 miles before my Big Sur race next weakend. I doubt that I’ll be able to do as well at the actual race. I’ve heard that Big Sur is a pretty demanding course. We’ll see how it goes. I’d just like to finish the race without stopping.
I wanted to do arms and abs but the run took a lot out of me. I think the sun had a little to do with it too. Even though it was nice and windy, it was also pretty sunny. I made sure to wear sun block but the sun does take toll on me when I’m out there that long. Going to end with my usual 2min plank. I am going rest so I can kick it into high gear tomorrow.
M1: Chobani Champions Chocolate chunk with chia seeds, almond butter, and granola.
M2: Egg whites, brown rice and black beans. I know a weird combo right? lol. I’ve been really loving black beans lately and it just sounded so good that I decided to add it to my brown rice. It was really good :-)
M3: Left over of my Quinoa, black beans, veggies, and chicken-less mix. I was going to make a wrap but my brown rice wraps were all molded :-(
M4: Luna bar and Chocolate Zico – my absolute favorite post run snack. It’s my treat to myself when I do long runs.
The Best Post Run Snack.
M5: Panko Chicken and cabbage, bell pepper, tomato, and mushroom mix. I wanted broccoli but I’m all out of that too. Time to go grocery shopping and restock my veggies.
60 oz. of water, 2 Zicos, and 1c. of green tea :-) Finally got my green tea in.
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