Saturday, June 26, 2010

Run + Weights = Another Lazy Saturday

Friday & Baseball Recap
I loved hearing all of your comments and thoughts about blogger food trends!! It's so fun to hear what you guys really think. I don't feel so alone now LOL.

We had a great time at the game last night. One of the couples ended up having to cancel last minute, but our friend Gwynne still joined us. It started off HOT - 96 with 102 heat index. However, as the sun went down, the humidity seemed to drop and we had an awesome cross breeze. It turned out to be a very pleasant evening, perfect for a baseball game. The game was a bit slow, but the conversation and company was the best.

Cardio Before Weights = Bad
This morning I got up and had my typical Saturday PB&J&B Oatmeal. I was wanting to run really badly, but I was also planning on weights. I really don't like to do cardio before weights because I feel like I then have less energy to focus on the weights. But, it was literally getting hotter by the minute. I knew it would just be too hot for me to run after weights, so I went against better judgment and hit the pavement around 8:30. I did 3, hot, sweaty miles. It was a good run despite the heat. Thankfully the humidity felt lower today and there was a nice breeze. The first 2 miles were actually fairly pleasant. It was the last one that started to get to me. When I got in, it was reading 88 degrees. I am just not accustomed to running in the heat and need to build up the endurance.

After downing water, I stretched and relaxed in front of a fan to cool down. I waited about 30-45 minutes before hitting the weights. Today I worked upper body push muscles (chest, shoulders, triceps). I did the workout in tri sets of 3 sets of 8 reps.

Flat bench press
Shoulder press

Chest flye
Lateral raise
Lying triceps extensions

Incline chest press
Rear delt flye
Overhead triceps extension

I will admit that I felt incredibly weak today. It was not my best weight day, and I know a huge factor was the run zapping my energy. This tri set is similar to one done in Cathe's STS Weights and it was really difficult for me. I feel like I am using shoulders and triceps the whole time...well, because you kind of do use some shoulder and triceps with chest presses I suppose. So the endurance starts to wane for me. Also, my left elbow sometimes wants to just give out - which happened today, thank goodness for my personal spotter (aka The Hubs). Anyway, I'm probably not making much sense other than this was a tough weights day for me. I had hoped to increase weights across the board and that didn't happen. I also hit total failure a few times - but I'm ok with that actually. Anyhoo....moving on.

Another Lazy Saturday
After weights I was soooo shaky. I couldn't even start typing up this post. So I had a protein shake and hit the pool for some major (much-needed) relaxing. Normally I am not a protein shake gal, but I needed the protein and vitamins ASAP.

Jason was super sweet and went to the grocery store for me while I "recovered." We were supposed to go watch the soccer game with some friends at a new bar/restaurant that opened a few weeks back. Apparently they weren't airing the game so our friends decided to move the "party" to some wings joint. I had to back out of that one. I can handle being around people eating meat to an extent, but I can't stomach the smell of places like wing joints or BBQ restaurants. The smell is just overwhelming to me. I felt really bad backing out to be honest. I don't know if meat-eaters can really understand, and I worry that they just thought I was being picky.

Any other vegetarians/vegans out there who notice the smells like that?

I pretty much spent the majority of the day outside reading or lounging in the pool. I did manage to dust and do a few loads of laundry at least. It was the least I could do right? Tonight will be pizza (making up for the lack of pizza last night of course). I have the dough started now, so it'll be a bit before it's ready. Hope you don't mind my posting sans pictures so I can continue to be lazy ;-)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!