I think I may have went a little too gung-ho this week with my workouts since my whole body feels like it’s dying right now. Ever since I hopped back on the fitness bandwagon, I’ve been doing a pretty good job at getting my workouts in, but haven’t been strength training as much as I was. Well, for the last 2 weeks I’ve upped that and think I may have gone a little overboard. It’s super easy for me to get my workouts in now since I work at a gym, but I think I may have been a little overly ambitious. I’ll definitely be taking it easier today and tomorrow to help with recovery!
Sunday: Beach run at Del Mar
Did I mention in my post on Monday how much I really enjoyed this run? It was 45 minutes of running at a leisurely pace on the beach barefoot and through the ocean. There were plenty of times when we ran right through the tide and it would splash up on our legs and it felt amazing. Everything about the run felt peaceful and freeing. I can’t wait to get back out there!
Although I will say that running barefoot wreaked havoc on my ankles. I really should have built up to running that long barefoot.
Monday: Rest – my ankles needed it
Tuesday: Intervals + Lower Body
After a 5 minute warm up of incline walking, I alternated between 1 minute walking & 1 minute sprinting on the treadmill before I cooled down with more incline walking for 5 minutes. Once I was done I headed to the weight room and did some lower body strength training, which included: goblet squats, walking lunges w/ a kickback, squats with side leg lifts, flutter kicks, leg extensions, leg press, and hamstring curls. I really should have foam rolled after this since my legs are STILL sore.
Wednesday: Cardio + Upper Body
My new favorite thing to do for cross training is: 10 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes stepmill, & 10 minutes on the rower. The time flies by so easily this way and I work a bunch of different areas. After I was done, I did some upper body strength training consisting of: bicep curls, tricep dips, hammer curls, overhead presses, chest presses, and shoulder raises.
Thursday: Power Boxing, Stepmill, & Total Body Strength training
I took the 7am Power Boxing class at my gym and these classes are intense to say the least. Not only do they involve boxing on the bags & shadow boxing, but we also mix in jump squats, burpees, tricep dips, pushups, running, and finish it all off with core work. Despite being completely DONE after class, I still had an hour before work so I decided to hit the stepmill for 10 minutes, then did some strength training consisting of: lat pulldowns, Bulgarian squats, weighted side leg lifts, and alternating shoulder raises.
Friday: 15 minute shake-out run + 30 minutes yoga
Like I said, my body is SHOT today. I look like an 85 year old every time I try to walk up the stairs, so I took it easy today and just did a 15 minute easy run, then did this yoga session from Runner’s World to stretch out some of my tight muscles.
How did your workouts go this week?
Anyone ever taken any boxing or kickboxing classes?