Monday, August 10, 2015

This week in cross training

So last week I did some form of cross training all seven days. Can someone please put a gold star on a chart for me. I am not gonna lie, the entire time on an elliptical, stair machine or bike I am super

But the fear of the three marathons I have registered for and the fact that I don't want to be left in the dust by the people I am training is the only thing keeping me from embracing a sedentary lifestyle. So onward with cross training I will go.


The one good thing in all of this is that I have actually started to enjoy weight lifting. Even leg day which makes me very sad about two days after when I try to move.


I am more willing to spend more time lifting and hopefully this will result in a more balanced and injury free running body. If it could also result in a six pack I am totally fine with that, I don't want to by pushy about it but I am just saying if it happened I would be okay with it.


This week in cross training workouts:

Monday- leg day, squats, lunges, deadlifts, split squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls, walking lunges, back extensions, stair stepper 20 minutes, walked the dog, 45 minutes of spinning

Tuesday- back and arms- lat pull downs, rows, curls, preacher curls, hammer curls, 40 minutes elliptical, 1 mile with the dog

Wednesday- Chest and triceps: flys, bench press, seated tricep press, tricep pushdown, dips, bench press machine, 45 minutes spinning, 1 mile walk with dog

Thursday- First venture out and about - 5 mile hike. Foot felt good.

Friday- Glutes- leg press, walking lunges, kickbacks, deadlifts, leg curls, split squats, 20 minutes stair stepper

Saturday- Shoulders/ abs- shoulder press, front and side raises, reverse machine flys, hanging abs, crunches, elliptical for 40 minutes, stair stepper for 15, mile dog walk

Sunday- Elliptical of death 40 min, stair stepper 20 min., bodyweight exercises working on the things that always get injured and need help. dog walk for a mile.

This week will look pretty much the same. I seem to max out after about an hour of cardio that isn't running so eh. Friday I get new insoles so hopefully I can start breaking those in and get out there again. My foot is feeling pretty good but I am trying not to rush it.

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