Long Runs & Leg Day
Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend, full of fun activity or completely relaxing.
Since Adam got home from a long, international flight on Friday we mostly just hung out at home while he acclimated back to our time zone. Well, and let’s be honest more often than not we mostly just hang out at home on the weekends with our favorite little peanut :).
Saturday I ended up falling asleep in the afternoon while reading. I woke up with a foggy brain and headed to the gym to shake out the cobwebs.
I did three easy miles and then an upper body lifting session. It took me a minute to defog my brain but by the end of the workout I was feeling great!
We ate pizza and watched the first two episodes of Arrested Development after. That’s seriously my ideal Saturday night during the summer.
If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a year then you know every summer during the time between the end of the basketball season and the start of the football pre-season Adam and I re-watch the entire Arrested Development series! I think this is my favorite summer tradition (sorry, Harry).
On Sunday I got up and met my mom for a delicious breakfast and then headed to the gym for a run. I had planned to run outside in the evening, but I had a ton of energy and Adam was out with his dad so I decided to just go for it!
I did 10 miles on the treadmill. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve completed a double digit run indoors. The first 4 miles went by fast since I had a show to watch, but the final six miles were painful. Not physically, just boring.
Since I ran on the treadmill it was easy to fit in leg day after my long run. I know last week I said I wouldn’t advise doing leg day after a long run, but according to the experts it’s good to make your hard days extra hard and go easy on your easy days… so that’s what I did.
I’m sorry that you keep getting pics from the leg press machine, but this is the only leg day exercise that I do where my hands are free to use a camera!
190lbs, no big deal :).
After leg press and lunging, the final thing on my agenda was squatting. OMG. I literally had NOTHING left in me at this point and only managed to squeak out dumbbell squats, 3 x 10 @ 30lbs (using 15lb dumbbells).
For me, 3 x 10 @ 30lbs is like the equivalent of an 8 minute per mile runner barely hanging on for a 14 minute mile. Oh well, literally ALL THE EFFORT was there just to get those three sets done!
I’ll have my weekly recap from last week up tomorrow, I’m a little bit behind on video editing.
Hope you have a great Monday!
What was the best, most fun thing you did this weekend?!