Mix and Match

Well I'm slowly easing back into this thing called running and working out after nearly a two week hiatus after the half. Why so long? Well it wasn't the intention but let's face it, moving was a hell of a lot of work every day for nearly a week so I pretty much didn't rest for a week after the half. That and the achilles was nagging me and the hubby gave me a death look every time I suggested running until Monday. So on Monday I blasted out a 7.5km along the pathways near the new digs. I started out much much to quick and gassed out about 6km as a result. I blame: 1. not having a charged Garmin to consult my pace and 2. the itch to run super fast, mostly away from the homeless shelter that is right near the beginning.

I have put in two decent workouts that have included the bike and some weights. I am glad to be back in the balance of things. As much as I love running the mix is what keeps running exciting for me. When I match the right cross training with my running I become super runner. I try not to get too gushy about cross training but if I could walk around street (pathway) preaching to runners about anything it would be just that. Mostly I see a bunch of crappy form and all I can think is - get an assessment and get your form back, you'd love running more! Disclaimer: though I haven't personally watched myself but the hubby tells me I'm doing ok. Another reason I need to keep up with the weights: the Warrior Dash and Spartan Race. Thursday night I'm going hill training with teammate Lisa for the Spartan Race. I have proposed to her that one of our final workouts be the movie 300 workout. It looks like this:

Pullups - 25 reps
Deadlifts with 135 lbs - 50 reps
Pushups - 50 reps
24-inch box jumps - 50 reps
Floor wipers - 50 reps
Single-arm Clean-and-Press with 36 lbs Kettlebell - 50 reps
Pullups - 25 reps

It might get modified via weight and doing girly assisted moves on my part (I don't doubt Lisa will be able to crank this out). But for now I'll pull and push what I can to get strong and hopefully post a decent time at both events.

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