I met with Anna the workout and paleo buddy for lunch (misery loves company) before our workout. To be honest I am kinda liking this diet thing so far. I know, I'm still in the week one bubble so it might get worse but so far I am liking it. And the more I read the more I like it. Anyway, lunch conversation quickly went to "What are we going to do for our workout today?"
She wanted to do the Jillian kickboxing video again...I like it too but it was at home and I didn't really want to drive back to my house so I suggested we try some of these workouts I had printed off...and she agreed!!!! I think this was about the point that her sister began to panic.
Pre Workout....when we still liked Anna!
So it was off to the gym. I was armed with two print outs of what seemed like pretty generic workouts and a stopwatch.
We started with this workout, repeated 3 times. Just a helpful tip if you have an iphone you can download the app called GymBoss and it will give you the perfect interval timer for this workout. 20 seconds on 10 rest. I immediately started to regret that I thought this was going to be easy. It was tough and we did it 3 times. I know I was really pushing it, its only 20 seconds so you can go really hard, the last round I was going hard but dying all at the same time. And Anna's Sister got her heart rate to dangerous new levels.
Then time to start the second workout.
The second workout we did 2 times. We were all pretty pooped by the time we got to this one. Every time we got to the push ups Anna would cry just a little bit and I was pretty sure she was gonna puke at the end of this one. This one was not as intense for me but still a great workout!
I was really amazed that they were as tough as they were. I want to do them both again so I figure that is a pretty good recommendation. Ill have to try some more of these now. I wont post them unless I am willing to do them.
Then we walked outside, oh and it was my running buddy. I yelled to speak to her and then out of nowhere I somehow got roped into a run. It all happened so fast and I was still a little bit delirious from the crazy hard workout we had just done. I was dying in the first 10 steps, and I already knew this was not the best decision I ever made....OH THAT'S RIGHT, I DIDN'T MAKE IT.
So out on the road in the blazing hot heat of the day we were running. I just decided if I had to be out there we might as well make it a good one, so we did hills. 2 incredibly hot and hilly miles. I know it was good for me and all that jazz but I was dying. I needed water and so many things. We formed the I Hate Anna fan club at 1.5 miles and it was finally over at 2 miles. I have lost so much of my stamina in running and I am trying to get it back but today was not my day.
By the time I got home I though I would have recovered, but I was hotter and thirsty by the time I got home. In the length of time it has taken me to write this I have finally cooled down but I am still very very tired!
I have to get all pretty like now cause I have to go to a banquet tonight. I just hope I recover by then.