Wow... It seems like a week since I have posted. In truth I have been major busy and must admit very sore.
The new gym membership is working out very well. I love all of the options that it offers and have already jumped in some group classes. On Monday I took a class called Body Pump. This is a 60 minute all over weight training resistance class. The instructor asked me while setting up how often I do weights and I answered twice a week. Well let me tell you we tapped into muscles that I would bet I have never used. I was so fatigued following the class that I even questioned if I could drive home. This is exactly what I have been looking for.
Tuesday I arrived early enough to get my run in before taking a spin class. Minutes into spin I realized that I was so sore that I could hardly use my upper body to support me on the bike. Unreal!!! This only proves that you must change up your routine every few weeks to keep the body guessing. Without a question I will be taking this Body Pump class 2 to 3 times a week for the resistance training that I need.
Yesterday I completed my run and then did my own resistance training and ab work. Not able to make the class time. I will plan ahead for next week and join the class. If I am with a group I am less likely to wimp out and stop short of my routine. Still sore but bearable.
Today I will join my husband and a friend downtown for a 5 mile run then supper somewhere on Main Street. Really love the summertime weather and option of eating outdoors. Trail run on Friday (12 miles). YES!! Saturday will be 8 miles. Training is going great so far.
Still no knee pain. I am a happy girl about that! I am continuing to stretch and do the Yoga Mini Workouts at home. I have searched all DVD’s by Rodney Yee and have not seen the one I purchased. Did I get the one and only copy?? Weird!! I would say that any of his DVD’s would likely be great. If I find the exact DVD I will post the link. Still, I would highly recommend adding this to your weekly routine. I like the mini workouts that last 10 to 15 minutes. Easier to fit in between things.
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