Anyway, I'm looking to branch out a bit, but stay within my comfort zone (i.e. no burpees, box jumps or anything too crazy...my ankle is always on the hurting side, so I don't need to be doing anything extra to help it along). Areas I'd like to work on are my core and my arms - I've really let those slide. Plus, I was talking with a woman who I've seen at a lot of the 5K races and she was mentioning how her times have improved since she started working with a coach...not that I'm interested all that much in improving my running times, per se, but I'd like to be a stronger runner. She felt that the number one thing that helped her was doing squats - yes, strengthening those quads. Now, I am not a fan of squats, but I don't hate them like I do other exercises (burpees, I'm looking at you). So, *dramatic sigh* I'll do some squats.
Here's the plan:
- Prison Curls (ok, I just like the name - really they're bicep curls)
- Tricep extensions
- Exercise bike
If I don't write it down, I'll forget to do it...I was doing so well with that daily plank challenge, until I finished the month (and therefore the printed schedule) - I would be knitting away, glance over and see my yoga mat that I use for planks (I get wicked rug burns on my elbows otherwise), think "I need to plank as soon as I finish this row" - and of course, immediately erase that thought and rarely get the plank done. So now I've got my official schedule and as long as I know what day of the week it is, I should be on track...I'll revisit this in a month or so and let you know how well I've kept up with everything. Fingers crossed it'll be a good report!
And now, I'm off to go bike, then plank, and then work my arms!