Posted by Nicole
Oh hey there bloggers! In case you forgot what today is, it’s Lauren’s birthday!!!!!
Now for some slightly depressing news… Maple is injured.
I was riding to the gym today and got about halfway there, when an evil nail stuck itself into Maple’s back tire. I was stranded. In the sun. I started reading the July/August issue of Women’s Health…
Luckily, my dad came to rescue me and drive me back home. Erg, I was so frustrated though! Now I need to bring my bike in, replace the tire, other hassling stuff, etc. No bike riding for a few days :(
Even though I was pretty peeved, I still managed to get my butt to the gym (that’s motivation if you ask me). And I’m glad I did. I drove there and had a fantastic workout.
Annoyed about my bike, I expelled my energy on the treadmill. I ran 2.5 miles in about 20 minutes. I was so anxious to figure out my average pace and immediately calculated it (had to ignore the walking warm-up stats on the treadmill’s ‘workout summary’)…
8:03 PER MILE!!!!! I WAS SO EXCITED. That is a fan-frikken-tastic pace if you ask me. I am not a fast runner, but today I felt unstoppable!
Oh wait. My calves still hurt like fiery hellballz falling on cramp city. I still need to figure out a way to fix my cramping calves.
I hopped off the treadmill and decided to do some ab/arm work. I did about 5+ minutes of crunches, bicycles, etc. and then moved on to my arms. Today was a “30 rep” kind of day…
- 30 reps (5 lb) of these butterfly curls from a magazine I saw about a month ago
- 30 reps (8 lb) bicep curls
- 30 reps (12 lb) behind the neck tricep dips
- 30 reps (15 lb) leaning right and left dips with dumbells in hands –> works abs
- 30 reps (15 lb) shoulder lifts –> works arms and back
- 30 reps (resistance band) tricep and back stretching (basically create a W behind your neck with the resistance band in each hand –> stretch arms until straight –> release back to W –> repeat)
After this, I did another cool down mile on the treadmill at a pace of ~8:35.
Then I drove back home, and now I’m helping my mom make Lauren’s birthday dinner! When my mom plans dinner, she goes all out and we have a fantastic feast, kinda like this one. On the menu: veggie lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and cherry-Dr. Pepper cupcakes!!! It’s gonna be a fantastic night!
Q4U: What fitness goal are you working on?
Q4U: What fitness accomplishment are you proud of lately?!
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