Today I have a nice upper body DOMS going on, mostly in the trapezius, deltoids, triceps, pectorals, obliques, and latissimus dorsi. Basically the back and shoulders, which is great! I need the strength there, so it's going to the right place! I think I have the right exertion level. I'm sore, but not too sore to raise my arms or pick up the cat.
I'm thinking about what I want to get out of weight training. I mostly want to be better, stronger, faster.
I'm not too limited in the things I can do, but I know I'm not reaching my full potential. My short term goal is I want to look amazing for my wedding anniversary next month.
I've been eating a lot of my favorite breakfast fast food this week: scrambled eggs! It was probably the first food I ever learned to make on the stove. I've forgotten how fast and easy it is, and I just love them, especially with smoked salmon or crab. Can't get that in a drive through.
It was overcast this morning, but a quick check of the weather said no rain until about 4pm, so I went on my bike ride as scheduled. I've been hard on body shape these past few weeks, but I got into my cycling clothes and was happy with the fit. I have made a lot of progress, and I can pick and choose which way I want to take my fitness. It's no longer a matter of urgency because of health, but because I want to improve my physical capabilities. It's not a bad position to be in. I like my cycling skort because it covers up the thickness of my thighs, which I still feel uncomfortable with. Hoping to tighten up that belly in the next few months.
I rode for 8.75 miles in 43 minutes from one end of my community to the other, and back. I wasn't trying to cycle fast or beat a time - it was just a leisurely ride. The overcast sky was welcome as it kept the ride cool, and I didn't need sunscreen.
For fans of the LOTR books and movies, I am embarking on a there and back again walking challenge. (Thanks for the inspiration, Beechnut13!) I decided to keep my Bag End to Rivendell walk separate from my ride miles, as I want a sense of scale on how far they supposedly traveled (and how little I walk?). I'm traveling with Bilbo to Rivendell and eventually to the Lonely Mountain. I want to meet Smaug. ;) I'm still only 2 miles from Bag End, and I haven't left Hobbiton. Second breakfast was a yogurt banana smoothie and a cup of coffee, my version of an Orc vitality drink. Really looking forward to a glass of miruvor when I get to Rivendell!
[Edit: The Fellowship path is more detailed, so I'll follow with Frodo until Rivendell, then decide whether to continue to the lonely mountain!]
DH and I bought a bbq grill last night with a cash rebate we received. Once the summer gets here, I don't want to be indoors heating up the house with the stove. Grilled food is my favorite, and I've so missed having a grill. My mouth is watering with the thought of the yummy food I can make - chicken, fish, steak, ribs and veggie skewers - mmmMMM! DH and I are going to make a Costco run tomorrow afternoon to load up. We'll probably walk around the Charleston waterfront, so maybe I'll make it out of Hobbiton this weekend!
I planned to do Workout 3 tomorrow, but I've decided to take it as an easy rest day. I'll do it on Saturday instead.
Hope you are finishing your week strong!