Friday, October 08, 2010
Well I must have had way too much fun in my Active Recovery week because I tried to do TF 45EZ on Monday morning and fizzled 30 mins in. Okay, I didn't eat anything beforehand so that may have contributed BUT I was slacking quite a bit last week and did really no heavy cardio so I may have to work back up to it.
Finished Mesocycle 2 Week 1 this morning and as I'd heard, it certainly is different from Mesocycle 1. At first I was a bit nervous because workout one, Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, was MUCH slower and laid back than anything in Meso 1. There was a MINUTE long rest between most of the sets. I was almost bored!
Workout two was Legs which is always a challenge for me so I was a bit more grateful for the slower pace. The repetition was a bit grating but....can't have everything.
This morning's workout, Back and Biceps was the same pace but I really liked it this time because I finally noticed that in her minute long rest periods she gives very thorough explanations of many aspects of the workout. I couldn't help but think that I could have used much of that in Meso 1 as we were racing through her various tortures. Anyway, I am at abit of a danger zone with STS because I am starting to get bored but I'm hanging in for now.
I've gone back to my old workout time (4:30am) and it's really working wonderfully for me. Waking up that early sounds ridiculous to most but any later and I have to deal with constant interruptions which turn 10 min tasks into hours. I may even have to up that time to 4am because my hubby is starting CE soon and I have to be finished by 5am so he can have the TV. It will be easier once DST ends.
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)
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