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Double Weight Day & Souper Supper

Double Weight Day
It's a misty/foggy, chilly, gray day here today. It certainly made it that much harder getting up for work. Even harder knowing so many have the day off. Sigh. I was really feeling super lazy and contemplated making today a rest day.

But I know that I'll want the rest day (need it) more later in the week. So I mustered up the energy and got in biceps and abs during lunch. Biceps was supposed to be 4 sets of 6 reps at 90% of 1RM.

Dumbbell curls
Hammer curls
Concentration curls

I had a pretty strong feeling workout and wish I could have adjusted the weights for hammer curls by 1 lb.

I am finding it nearly impossible to get in a leg workout now with this new half marathon training. There just seems to be no ideal day. I have been doing legs on Monday the past couple of weeks though, so I decided to go with legs after work rather than doing any cardio. My legs were starting to feel a bit of fatigue after the weekend runs. Rather than going super heavy with weights, I added in some low-end pulses and some plyo moves. I did a superset of 3x8 (unless noted) then the plyo.

SS#1
Alternating front lunges
Deadlifts

Alternating split jumps - 32 total

SS#2
Squats with low-end pulse
Plie squats with low-end pulse

Plie hops with weight - 24

SS#3
Step ups
Calf raises - 3x12

Explosive running man on step

SS#4
Narrow-stance squats
Side-drop squats off step

Weighted donkey kicks - 2x16

I think this was a pretty good leg workout for now. It wasn't so heavy that I was wobbly going down stairs, but I definitely felt it. I guess tomorrow I'll really know if it was too much or not when I set out for tomorrow's training run.

Souper Simple Dinner
Today I just wasn't in the mood to even think about what to make for dinner let alone cook dinner. I think part of it was the dreary weather. Luckily, I had some leftover, frozen Creamy Curried Kabocha and Pumpkin Soup in the freezer, so I pulled that out at lunch to thaw. So this worked out perfectly.
I roasted up some chickpeas (seasoned with curry powder, salt, pepper) and tossed those on top of the soup for added texture and crunch. I really like pairing something like the tempeh bacon, toasted squash seeds, or roasted chickpeas with a creamy style soup.

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