Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ice on Every Inch and a Smile on my Face!

Today everything has been right on track and I couldn't be more pleased.  I need 5 more weeks of exactly like today to hit my Phase 2 goal and I feel like I might be getting back into my groove.

Right off I had a workout buddy this morning which was really nice.  We missed each other before class so I was in Pump and she wasn't but luckily we saw each other after class and were able to get in a 52 card workout and 3000 row before we had to head off to work. 

The 52 card workout was as hard as ever; Burpees, Squats, Push Ups and Step Ups.  It was a nice mix of full body, upper, lower and cardio. 

Work was work, nothing special.  It was a little calmer than normal since its the beginning of the month (yes I know its really the end of the month but not in my work world)  There was time to take a breath after the busy of last week.  And while at work I got an email telling me that I had a "happy" coming...

Hopefully I will get this before I have to do another solo ride...I will feel safer with this.

I was ready to get my second workout in at about 3 o'clock.  I should mention that this work day lasted 16 hours.  Every time I looked down thinking it was time to go it would say 1:40 or took forever, but quitting time finally rolled around and I got to head off to workout number 2.  I went to ride my bike and then run.  The bike was the actual workout but the run afterwards is to get used to running right after a 25 mile bike.

Its amazing how weird your legs feel after being on the bike.  Let me show you an example of what I mean.  Tonight I rode for 1 hour, hard in a very high gear, trying to wear my legs out.  I traveled 13.52 miles in 1:01.  I was so pleased with that time and I accomplished the "Wear My Legs Out" goal.

When riding I am in this position (ABOVE) and after an hour in that position to step off the bike and start running you basically stay in that same position, keep the seat up your butt and remove the bike and that's what the run feels like.  The legs are wobbly shaky messes and if you are me cramping.  My calves were cramping for the first .5 miles. 

I didn't run long, it was less than a mile total.  The goal was not distance today, just getting accustomed to running after sitting on the tiny seat for an hour.  All in all it was a successful workout.  I don't know how many calories I burned cause the BodyBugg is still on the coffee table but I know 100% that it was a good burn!

I'm finally home and have my tomorrow already done.  I have the pleasure of sleeping late tomorrow since I'm meeting my friend to run instead of spinning. By sleeping late I mean 5:15am instead of 4:45!  I have another day full of calorie burning tomorrow and I'm ready to get going again.  And I wasn't lying about the ice thing....

Hips and Knees need week I get a massage for these sore muscles!

I did have one food fail today.  Who knew that cut green beans are disgusting but Italian green beans are delicious?  So delicious that I threw away the cut beans today and even cooked new Italian green beans for my lunches for the rest of the week.

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