Thursday, September 30, 2010
you stop, MID-WORKOUT, ignore the FLOOD WATCH currently in effect because of the heavy rainfall we are receiving due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, get in the car and drive to THREE STORES in your podunck, horse drawn carriage of a town during this DELUGE, to find the ONE store (Walmart you are a blessing and a curse) that carries the item you all of a sudden, can't live without.
SALTY, NUTTY GOODNESS, THY NAME IS:
Oh, and one guess as to what time of the month it is (sorry fellas ).
Anyway, mad cravings aside, I'm thoroughly enjoying my active recovery week from STS, actually, maybe a bit too much. I am having so much fun visiting the old faves in my DVD collection that I'm not sure I want to go back to Cathe next week. Four weeks of what essentially amounts to the same DVD is a bit much for my ADD brain.
Ah, I'm just rambling, One look and listen the preview of the DVD and I'll be back one board. Who am I kidding? She's
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Okay everyone. I have completed STS Mesocycle One and I am SO happy!! Now I was a little naughty this week. Because my basement flooded on Monday I was not able to start Week 4 until Wednesday which meant I had to squeeze 3 weight workouts into 4 days. I know I'm not supposed to do weights 2 days in a row but I couldn't stay in Mesocycle 1 a MILLISECOND longer so I did Back and Biceps yesterday and Legs this morning. It went well but I have to confess skipping the dead lifts only because we did a few in back and Biceps and I didn't want to overwork my hammies.
Best part, now I get an Active Recovery week from STS so I'm going to do lots of Turbo Fire, walk/runs, abs, and flexibility.
Off to spend a fabulous day with the family.
Have a good one everybody.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'm still buzzing from my workout this morning and I have give credit to ALISHAB3. Let me give you the history.
Yesterday in my blog post I mentioned that I was considering trying to run again. My sister recommended the Jeff Galloway and I started to read up on it.
ALISHAB3 left a comment on my blog recommending the Couch 2 5K program suggesting that it shouldn't be too hard considering I was a "Cathlete".
I replied, Cathlete or not, with my MS and asthma, I do fatigue fairly fast with running so maybe that's why my sister recommended Jeff Galloway vs C25K.
Well ALISHAB3, you knew me better than I knew myself. I got on the treadmill this morning and finished Day 1 of the C25K program with enough energy left to do 20 mins of Turbo Fire 30 (that second Fire drill got me) . I guess my Cathleticism was a factor. ALISHAB3 !!
I also have to give a shout out to Suz from the mind of Suz blog because her FABULOUS podcasts were highly instrumental in pushing me through the workout. You all know how important music is to me in a workout and with the exception of the lack of radio edit, these were exactly what I would have chosen to run to. I can't write the link because it is a bit profane, but Google "Suz Couch to 5K" and you will find them. The songs are hip- hop, pop & R&B and like I said they are not radio edited but if you can get past that, they are great to run to.
What a RUSH. I feel fabulous. I have so much energy I had to nail myself down just to write this. SO, looks like the running trial is a go. I'm still very impressed with the review I am reading about the Jeff Galloway program so I'll take the best of them both and see how it goes.
Here are today's stats.
30 min Walk/Run
20 min Turbo Fire 30
Max HR 179
Avg HR 149
Have a great day everyone!! Thanks again ALISHAB3
Sue (Sorry but the black emotion chick looked like she was walking)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Well, basement is dry and I'm back to my workouts (thanks for asking Heather ).
STS Disc 10
Mesocycle Week 4
Chest, Shoulders & Biceps
12 min Treadmill walk
Time 1:15 mins
The treadmill walk may be part of a new venture. With everyone (it seems) around me running, even my DH, I've got the bug again. For those of you who do not know, I have long been a very envious but so far unsuccessful runner. I have tried several times to run but have never stuck with it long enough to develop the cardiovascular endurance to withstand it. I don't know whether it was due to boredom or lack of inspiration but I would invariably give it up. I eventually decided that I have many other options that I don't have to force myself to do so I stopped trying.
Well recently my neighbors, my husband, my sister, and lately my new unexpected inspiration A.J. Rochester have been touting the joys of running and they are giving me the fever. My sister recommended that I follow Jeff Galloway's program and he recommends walking before running so I got on the treadmill this morning to see if I could stand it. I only stayed on for 12 mins but they went by fairly easily so maybe I'll give it a try again.
I've read that cardio after weights helps to pump the lactic acid out of the muscles so I'll start using the treadmill after each weight session. Let's see how it goes.
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