So, how has your week been so far? My week has been good. Started a new job on Monday and am slowly easing into my new role but when it comes to my workouts this week I feel on fire.
Monday as you may have read from my blog post that I was feeling good and my tunes were getting me going. Tuesday morning I got up and ran for an hour to get my cardio in before I went to the gym. It was a beautiful morning out and I wanted to be enjoying it…even if it was dark. I arrived at the gym ready to do 3 rounds of weight exercises for my back and I could feel my chest workout from Monday but I powered through. I have to admit I like that sore feeling you get after working out. It makes me feel like I have pushed myself and worked my muscles hard.
Wednesday was another great day. I ventured to the gym on Huli and started to head down the stairs to the cardio equipment but then decided that I would do stair repeats. There are about 40 stairs I think (probably 4 sets of 10) and I decided that I would run up and down those doing various things. I had my phone with my interval timer downloaded and set for the Spartacus workout. It would take 12:36 for each round of Spartacus. So, away I went but didn’t stop for breaks. I took the stairs two at a time, single steps and two foot hops and kept alternating as I continued. My legs were tired when I was done. Next up was three rounds of Spartacus with weights and no break. By the time I was done my legs were shaky but I felt good.
Today was another hour run this morning and ended it by doing a loop by the water at Royal Roads University and you can see the beautiful sunrise I saw. I love mornings. On my way home on Monday night I had stopped into Frontrunners on Goldstream and asked them if they could order me my sneakers because the ones that I have now are starting to wear out. I have long and narrow feet so I can only wear Asics GT 2100 series sneakers in a 12AA. Nick and Mark at Frontrunners know me by name and even know exactly what shoe to order me. One time I had emailed Nick to let him know that I would need some sneakers ordered and he told me that he had actually ordered me a pair already because he figured it was about time that I would need a new pair. I thought that was great customer service.
I stepped on the scale this morning because I was feeling great and I was sure that my hard efforts and not eating junk food this week would probably show on the scale. Unfortunately it did not and it first I was a bit disappointed. But then I remembered what I have told others. Just because the scale doesn’t read that you are down in weight it is more about how your clothes fit and how you feel about yourself. So, I followed my own advice to friends. I am feeling strong and eager for my next workout tomorrow morning.
How are your workouts this week? Have you changed up anything to spice up your workout?