Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Workout Update

Monday: Fight Gone Bad (I really love that name, btw) - we did five stations at one minute each, counting our reps and adding on as we went, for a total of three rounds. While we were midway through the first round, Brad announced that with person with the most reps would win one bonus Fit Point, and since Jenny and I are already down five (she missed Monday's workout due to a previously planned getaway with her husband - totally understandable), I was motivated to get that point! My total: 398 reps - Ashely was very close behind, but I was the winner - whew! I also ran on the treadmill for 10 minutes and did the (dreaded) stepper as well while in cardio.

Tuesday: A beautiful Spring morning. Jenny and I met up at our local park for a run, and run we did! Ended up with a total of 4.5 miles, with a couple of walking breaks interspersed (I was trying to keep track via my Nike + and don't think we walked more than three-quarters of a mile, total). It was a great run - we chatted most of the time and had the energy to keep going, which was good considering I had forgotten to eat anything before we met up (picture a poor little banana waiting on the kitchen counter).

That afternoon, I went to the gym where Brad had a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad workout waiting for us: the 25/50/75. First, we did 25 push ups, then 25 sit ups, then 25 squats, then 25 ring pull ups. Then we did the set again, only with 50 reps each time. Then we did it again, with - you guessed it - 75 reps each. I.thought.I.was.gonna.die. Especially when Brad stationed himself next to me for the push ups - and made my stomach touch his fist for each rep to count. Thank god I have a big stomach - that probably saved me a couple of inches every time I had to lower myself down! It was really, really hard - I would do 5 or 7 reps and have to rest...and my shoulders were sounding like Rice Krispies at that point - you know, Snap!Crackle!Pop! I finished in just under 32 minutes, and as I left, I couldn't believe I would actually be back for more torture in a mere 15 hours.

Wednesday: Linda had us burning 50 calories on every machine or doing 50 reps of other exercises (like ball slams, kettlebell get the picture) in Cardio. I hit my 50 calories on the treadmill really fast - of course, I was running at a 6.0 pace, so that helped, lol! Then we went to the gym - why hello Brad...we meet again! Did a circuit doing isolation exercises, as many sets of 15 as we could do for three minutes. Calf raises/shin stretches, ring push ups, curls, narrow bench press - I managed to do three or fours sets of each of those in the allotted time. Killed it with nine sets doing crunches; managed to eek out one set of fifteen doing the "limbo jump" - a PVC pipe balanced on upended weights, for a height of 14 inches. Basically a box jump without the box. That is still such a mental exercise for me...I think it took me about ten seconds to do each one.

And now I'm D-O-N-E, done! I have my next 5K run on Saturday - Jenny and I are going to run together, although I'm a little worried, as her foot started hurting really bad a few hours after we finished our run yesterday. I hope she can make it...I will be so lonely without her!


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  2. Don't worry, I won't give Brad the idea of burpees to burnout but honestly Shelley I think you could hang! You do some H-A-R-D workouts lady. (That was me that deleted the post - there were 4 types in it. Sigh.)

  3. you are a machine lady! Good luck on your 5k!

  4. Great job Shelley! Now you need to get moving on chin ups. Have Brad add those to your regimen :D

  5. Holy Muscles, Batman!

    I'm exhausted from reading it. I was getting ready to whine about my spin class. I think I'll go sulk in the corner ;-)

    Great job!

  6. You are a iron women! Go Shelly Go! I'm sure you'll do great on your 5k as well.

  7. You are amazing.. I am wore out just reading it. I envy you on the running.. Walking is my limit right now. Good luck on the 5K and thanks for all your comments on my blog..

  8. Ouch! I'm sore just reading about your workouts. :)

    I'm amazed at what you're able to do. Those are some serious workouts, my friend. I'm glad I'm on your good side because you could kick my rear! Warrior woman. :)

    Hope Jenny's foot feels better for the big race. RICE Rest Ice Compression Elevation At least that's what I read somewhere once. LOL I'm not a doctor but I play one at home.

    Great job. You get stronger with each torture session.

  9. For the record, I'm inspired by your intensity. Way to go!

    Off the record, I'm depressed by your intensity...I'm a friggin couch potato in comparison.

    I'm so impressed, youhavenoidea.

  10. Holy what a workouts, I'm impressed as always.

    Hope your friend will be able to run Saturday.

    Thanks for the comment, everything you say is so true and is what I miss so much: coming home in an empty house. I used to cuddle her at least 3 times a day and I miss it.
    I already know I want another dog but the hub says no at this moment. He says there will be one eventually so I'll be patient. I love having a dog around in the house and this one will never replace Roussy but it will be nice to give another dog a good home.

    You're sweet! xxx

  11. That Brad makes me mad.
    He's bad.
    Is he a dad?
    How sad.
    You've been had.
    Not me, I'm glad.

  12. You had me cracking up about your stomach and the push ups. Of course, your stomach looks just fine.

    And, :o, I've left my energy bars/fruit/water behind before and it's definitely no fun.

  13. Your workouts exhaust me. I can hardly lift my hands to type this I am so tired from reading your workouts.

    I am looking forward to your next race report! Great that you had a good successful run this week.

  14. I think you are amazing for doing all of that really hard, challenging stuff.

    I'm with POD, Brad would make me mad. He's a pushy lad.


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