Saturday, February 2, 2013

2013 - Week 5 Recap

I am dying for next weekend to arrive...dying.  It'll be the first weekend in over two months where I have no commitments and a long weekend to boot!  I have a huge list of things I want to get done, but the very first thing on the to-do list - sleep in.  Just even typing those words made me all excited.


Sunday - rest
Well, it was a kinda rest day.  My new SIL was over from Van for the weekend, and she was itching to go for a walk so off we went early Sunday morning.  It was great because we had a chance to spend some time alone together and I like her...really, really like her a lot, and so glad she and my BIL found each other.  Ahhhh, young love.

Monday - bootcamp a.m./lower body strength training p.m.
Increasing deadlift weight + hills at bootcamp = one sore little Asian.

Tuesday - yoga

Wednesday - bootcamp a.m./upper body strength training p.m.
Jason was absolutely on fire Wednesday morning...after we did a warmup that would make most people curl up into the fetal position, we did more backwards and forward hills and then he whipped out a deck of cards (he obviously watched Biggest Loser last week!) and made us do pushups, burpees, situps/gutbusters and tricep dips for 20 minutes straight, no stopping.  When 6:30am rolled around, I could have almost cried with relief.  Luckily, we didn't end up doing a lot of pushups, and when we did I made sure I did them from my knees so my arms wouldn't get as tired as they were last week.  It ended up being a good plan because I was able to up my weights a bit this week.  Pretty soon I'll be flipping cars with my bare hands, right?

Huh.  Now that I think about it, we never saw the cards and there seemed to be an inordinate amount of burpees being doled out.  Hmmm....

Thursday - rest

Friday - bootcamp
Hills, stairs and then a 2K run...lather, rinse, repeat.

Saturday - 10K run 3K run, 30 mins stationery bike
Sob.  Not sure what's up, but my right quad isn't all that happy with me.  We did a lot of hills and stairs this week in bootcamp (all three classes this week, now that I think of it), and all the downhill pounding has wreaked havoc on poor Mr. Quad.  It was weird though because it didn't bother me at all this week as it was mostly my glutes that were sore from the strength work on Monday...but I woke up this morning and could feel a weird ache in my thigh that wasn't there previously.  Anyways, I could feel it niggle me when I was running so decided to cut the run short and use the stationery bike instead.  I'm doing RICE on it right now and hoping it gets better quick.  Le sigh.

Food was good this week.  I did sneak in a few mini-cornmeal muffins that my coworker J brought in to work, but I promised that if I ate well overall this week and got in all my workouts, I could reward myself with a big, fat juicy burger and fries from Bin 4 Burger Lounge on Saturday.  I seriously must have been a dog in a past life because I am so food motivated!

Pasta with white beans and garlic rosemary oil from my fave food blog, Smitten Kitchen.  Seriously, does that not look amazing?  And a recipe for roast chicken with jerusalem artichokes and lemon from the cookbook "Jerusalem"...I'd never tried jerusalem artichokes before so thought why not give it a whirl.


Amy said...

All your strength workouts make me feel like I'm missing out on something - and, I probably am! Hope that quad gets better soon!

Char said...

From the knees!! Girl, it's time to revisit that app you downloaded and get the guns you always wanted. Sure you might not be able to pull a shirt over your head for a few weeks but I'm sure it'll be worth it. I hope it's worth it.