Surprise about last week: I RE-JOINED G FIT! :) After all my debating, after all my "cons" about it, I can't stay away. I just love that it forces me to do HIIT and strength training, because if it were up to me, I would just run and spin at all times. Secondly, it is something that I can do with a GROUP. A group of lovely women at that. During the week I spend I spend a lot of time by myself outside of work. I feel like I really need that social time. So we're back on the G FIT train officially!
Last week I didn't run until the end of the week. As I mentioned last week, my legs were hurting from my Eurotrip, and I hadn't done any cross training or strength that entire time. So I took last week to do some other things and let my legs recover.
Monday, July 21 - REST
I walked the dogs in the morning but took another day off after getting home from Europe. I spent the evening getting my life together.
Tuesday, July 22 - evening g fit
First day back! This workout was awesome. I hadn't done pull-ups since October. I was happy to see I could still use a small-ish band. Man was I sore.
Wednesday, July 23 - AM spin class
This wasn't as good as the first class I went to by the same instructor, but it did the job!
Thursday, July 24 - AM g fit
I have a phobia of going to the 6 am class because the workout is rarely posted beforehand. I like to know what I'm in for! Luckily this was posted at 5:50 am. I must say it's hard to do a partner workout at the crack of dawn - not in the mood to socialize! Ha. It was fun though, my partner was counting down to her wedding that's THIS FRIDAY! Congratulations to her.
|PP = push press; vups = like a crunch, with your legs in the air too|
On Friday morning I was debating between a run and g fit. I decided that because a) I told myself I'd cross train this week and b) I was craving g fit, to go with the latter option. But they didn't post the workout first, eek! Turns out it was PERFECT. I loved that it was just cardio, but more intense than my slow 3 mile run would have been: I started with sit-ups and squats (50-50-50-50) because I am SO SLOW at sit-ups. Then I did the entire row, then ran 2400 meters, then 250 jump rope, then 800 m, then 250 jump rope. Yeah, it was random. (Have I mentioned that the meter count is very inaccurate at gfit? I don't mean this as a criticism, but it's important to note. I didn't run 2 miles in reality. At gfit there is a "400 meter" loop that can be easily sectioned into 200m and 100m. I suppose it's easy to identify by them by meters, but there's just no way they're accurate.) ANYWAY, who cares. It's still tiring as heck.
Saturday - 6 mile run around town
This run was GREAT. I hadn't run in over a week, so my legs were nice and fresh (even with all the gfitting). It also started to pour down rain while I was running. It was hilarious - my shorts literally had a puddle in them by the end. Also, Drew was here for the weekend, so he was waiting for me when I got home - it was a nice reward. I feel like every run I post I say, "It wasn't my fastest run but..." but I'm not going to say that this time. Perhaps around a 9 min/mile is just where I am right now. And that's okay.
Sunday - REST
1. Best workout this week?
2. Do you like running in the rain?
3. Do you do HIIT workouts? What's your favorite?