Done, Done, Done…30/30

Yippee we have made it through another exercise a day and blog a day month of June!  I don’t know about you but I am happy to say I made it and it wasn’t so bad.  Today I ended with a cross-train/rest day.  Or in other translation, what the heck am I supposed to do to cross train, let’s go to the gym and find something!  So that is what I did.  Headed off to the gym after work.  One big advantage I had though, it was free chair massage monday.  So guess who got some exercise in and a nice little back rub!  Yep that’s right, ME!!!

So my Juneathon ended like this:

10 min bike ride

3 sets of 12 – leg presses  and calf raises(140, 160, 170lbs)

2 – 1 min. planks

2 sets of 30 – crunches, side crunches

2 sets of 15 – clamshells, leg lifts

2 sets of 12 – bent over rows, upright rows, rotating bicep curls – 15lbs

60 squats with 10lbs chair massage

And don’t forget the 15 min chair massage!  Great way to end Juneathon.  I hope yours was great too!

Happy 30th day of Juneathon!!!!

 

Finishing up strong through the weekend…6/28 and 6/29

The end is near and I don’t know about you but I’m ready to slack a little bit.  So in the effort to slack a little bit here is my weekend Junathon update:

Saturday: 6/28

6.59 mile run, 45 min kayak ride

Sunday: 6/29

10 mile treadmill run at the gym

Finishing up strong but glad to almost done.

Happy 29th day of Juneathon!

Friday Fun

Same destination as last friday and almost the same weather.  Gorgeous!

Same destination as last friday and almost the same weather. Gorgeous!

Nothing like getting out of work early on Friday’s.  This is another thing I love about my job, I get to leave early on Friday!  Today I was done by 2pm and out for a run by 2:45pm.  The weather was beautiful and the run, well the run was… the run was a run and I will count it as done!

We are headed out soon for some quality time at the lake and enjoying some sun and fun and maybe some exercise.

Juneathon is almost done too.  Here is today’s update:

3.17 mile trail run – 8:45 pace – SLOW

Happy 27th day of Juneathon!

Change of Plans… 26/30

My workout journal.  Love to fill it with progress.

My workout journal. Love to fill it with progress.

Today was the day.  The day I actually make it to a track work out.  I haven’t done one of those since I was in track for a brief amount of time a long, long, long time ago.  So basically I don’t remember what they are even like which is probably why I wanted to go so bad.

Well by the title I bet you can guess what happened……. It rained.  Or at least it was raining at my house when it was time to go so I figured it would be canceled.  I was also thinking on my way home from work if it is still raining when I get home, I will go to the gym.  Well change of plans there too…… the power was out.  I know I could work out at the gym no problem because there are a ton of windows but the one we belong to is 24 hours and the doors are electronic, so no going to the gym.  So did I work out?  Well of course.  No run but I did some stuff in my bedroom which was about 80 degrees and humid so I think it adds a little “hot yoga” type of feel.  It also made me only last for 2 sets of things instead of 3 but hey, at least I did something.

I like to think that I get extra credit for pushing through all those obstacles and still getting a work out in.  So whoever is awarding points, make sure you give me some bonus ones!  :-)

Here is the Juneathon update:

2- 1min planks

2 sets of 30 crunches, side crunches

2 sets of 12 clamshells, leg lifts, bridges

2 sets of 30 lunges with 10lb weights

60 squats with 10lbs weights

2 sets of 12  with 10lbs weights bent over rows, upright rows, bicep curls, tricep arm exercises, overhead lifts

Another day closer to the end of Juneathon and another day of exercise complete!

Hope you had a great 26th day of Juneathon!

 

Nothing special…25/30

Today was nothing special, I mean it was special because it was another day I got to do my work, breathe the air, spend time with my family, and walk on this earth.  It was just not an out of the ordinary, doing something different, exercising a ton type of day.  I like to call these days rest days!  So for me today was a no formal exercise, work late, sit on the couch when I get home, type of night.

But for juneathon I will tell you about the moments of exercise I had today:

10 min walk around Target because I got to leave work for a little bit during lunch.

Up and Down those 3 flights of stairs at work on multiple occasions.

Not much but after all it is a rest day!

Happy 25th day of Juneathon!

 

 

10K running club race day… 24/30

10KI almost didn’t do it.  10K, that’s crazy when I was struggling to breathe due to allergies and I already sound like a frog when I talk.

But somehow my body won out over my brain who kept saying “stop”, even while I was running.

I’m not going to lie and say, once I started I relaxed and it felt great.  In fact once I got started I just kept thinking, you can stop and turn around if you want.  Then there were the hills.  Oh the hills!  I am

Nothing like an evening run with scenery like this.

Nothing like an evening run with scenery like this.

starting to think the only places my running club likes to run is up and down the hillest towns in all of Massachusetts.

Today was hard and by the time I got to the end all I could think was “you will be stronger because you did it!”  I’m not quite there yet but I am glad I went.

Overall, I came in 26th and 5th or 6th woman overall with a pace of 8:16 and finish time of 50:42.  Not bad for not feeling all that well.  And even better, I know I will sleep well tonight!

Happy 24th day of Juneathon!

Extra thick chocolate frappe, my version of a glass of chocolate milk after tonight's race.

Extra thick chocolate frappe, my version of a glass of chocolate milk after tonight’s race.