Running, Weight Lifting, Sweating Like Crazy
Welcome to Friday!
Last night I had a really random, but really great workout. My little gym was extra crowded so I had to kind of just take advantage of whatever was open.
I started out with a 20-minute warmup on the stationary bike, and then I did two miles on the treadmill — including fast strides.
I was supposed to do a different running workout, but by the time the treadmill opened up (we have two, but one is out of order) it was already really late and I just wanted to get a couple of quality miles in.
After running I was going to go home, but decided it is time for me to pick up a weight or two. I normally don’t mix running and weight lifting days (because I usually put all my focus into one), but last night I just wanted to get the feel for weights again to remind myself that I actually like doing them.
I did three upper body exercises and they felt good, although I’ve definitely lost some of my strength.
One thing to note is if you run before you do bent over rows you will get lots of sweat in your eyes and on the bench.
Don’t worry, I wiped everything down. Don’t you hate it when people don’t clean up after themselves at the gym? Yuck.
I left the gym super sweaty but feeling good!
If I was in the middle of training for a distance race, I would have been frustrated that the only working treadmill was taken last night. I would have been upset that I didn’t plan to go running outdoors (even though I wanted to go to the gym with Adam). But, because I’m not in the middle of a training cycle, I could just brush it off and go with the flow!
Favorite upper body lift? Lower body lift?
Do you get frustrated at the gym if someone is using a machine / area that you want to?
– Normally yes, so much! I stare daggers at the back of the person’s head until they move. (Aren’t I such a nice person?! : )