Well, summer vacation for the kid ( not me), usually equates to a blogging break for me. I will still blog, but it will be
whenever I feel like it, sporadic to say the least! I’m busy trying to entertain the kids. What’s been happening since the last time?
On the workout front: I went way back in time and subbed a boot camp class. It was a lot of fun too! I say I went way back in time because I used to teach boot camp a lot in my younger years. Guess what? I still got it! ;-) It was a small class, but I liked it better that way. 1 Cardio Sculpt class and 3 spin classes in as well. One speed session and a 7 mile “long run” in the books this week.
Let’s talk about the speed work that was done on Tuesday. Done in 95+ degree weather. At 6:30 pm, I thought I was going to turn around after the warm up and call it a day. I will add that I got in about 45 minutes of the elliptical earlier that morning ( steady state for my HR since I was unable to get out on my bike… Booo! ) My logic was take it easy in the AM and really push those intervals at night. Well…. I tried my best. The plan was to run just short of a 2 mile warm up before the workout began. 300 meter progressive sprints with a 3 minute recovery. You were to speed up your pace every 100 meters so the final 100 was to be very fast. We were to do between 6 to 10. I did 4.5. I tried. It was hard. I was tired. It was 100,00 degrees (close enough) My 3rd one was my best. I had to make sure I could actually do it. It was one of those workouts that you had to use your head. My head said to chill out and not push it anymore. I listened I am convinced that even if I had not exercised already I would have still felt crappy during this workout. It was just too hot to perform at my best. My 2nd run ( Friday early morning) went a lot better! I got in 7 miles. 3 on the treadmill and 4 outside. It was about a 9:30 minute pace on the nose. My plan for Saturday is to ride my bike! The duathlon I want to do is in July and I need to practice!
I have an update of my health woes. My vocal cord dysfunction to be precise. I had extensive blood work done to see if there was any correlation. Guess what?!?! There’s NOT! Dang. Back to the drawing board! My blood work did show that I am slightly anemic ( low iron), but isn’t everybody??? ;) But, that might be why I get light-headed at times when I instruct non spin classes. So, I am taking a multi vitamin with iron everyday and will be tested again in a month. I might be jumping the gun, but I have been taking the vitamin like a good girl and during both lf my high intensity classes this week ( boot camp and cardio sculpt) I had no issues at all……… yay! I have not had many vocal cord issues ( knock on wood) and I have been pushing my HR to the max a lot more lately too. Last weeks hill sprints had me in the 180′s and I didn’t
drop dead have any major breathing issues. I mean, it was frickin hard to breath, but like a normal person..not one with what I got.
The kids asked to work in their workbooks this week ( nerds). I planned on adding “study time” in starting in July, but I can’t really tell my kids there is no learning going on in June now can I?? I guess I could, but that would be mean. Kinda.
My big brother will be competing in his 3rd body building show on Saturday!
I can’t wait to hear how it goes. No matter what I am super proud of him. He is a very dedicated natural athlete that totally lives the lifestyle! At my other brother’s wedding, he brought all of his food and supplements and did not stray from his eating plan. I totally “get it”. When I trained for the figure show many moons ago, Matt and I went to a wedding.
I had to run to the car every 2 hours to cram down my protein and veggies! I did have a piece of cake as my splurge for the week though. :-) * wow that picture came out HUGE! it was either huge or crumb size……
That’s what I have been up to, how about you?