Burst into Summer – July 13

13 Jul

Burst Into Summer Challenge
Yay! I think I’ve redeemed myself from last week.  I will admit to the first few days were a hard transition of being back home.  I should have been sinking into relaxation mode but I had some post-insaneroadtrip letdown.  Sorta like the day after Christmas but worse.  🙂  The kids had a few issues as well.  And right now one is getting over being sick and another is in the middle of said illness.  Nothing major just some random low-grade fevers.  Thirty-three days on the road will do that to you!

Anyway, on to my checkin.  After doing bootcamp on Wednesday with Tiffany, I knew I had to get another day of week 3 in on Friday, so I did.  I felt better after doing it despite how much I was sweating at the end.  I was also very thankful to get back to my treadmill.  There was comfort in knowing it was just out there in my garage and I could hop on whenever I wanted to and not have to worry about the girls.  I was originally hoping to get outside on Saturday morning for a run, but I forgot T had drill, so that scrubbed those plans.  I was also contemplating doing bootcamp on Sunday but then my mood was sorta crappy and the 5yo broke out with the fever, so I didn’t get it done.

Now for the positive.  Monday I did bootcamp.  I got my running and bursts done on the treadmill and then did the strength.  Can I get an “AMEN” for how much harder it was to add those extra 10 reps in? I was stick-a-fork-in-me-I’m-done done afterwards.  I had triceps fail doing the triceps extensions.  It was good.  I haven’t done bootcamp yet today, but that’s on my to-do list for after I’m done with this post.  I also got my abs and shoulders worked yesterday using Nike Training Club.  That was hard and I was a heap of exhaustion after I was done with the shoulder ripper.

I laid (layed?) out a plan last week for what I wanted to accomplish in prep for Tough Mudder.

It was:

NTC on Tuesday and Thursday, bootcamp on MWF, and runs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

But in looking at that and seeing how the running for bootcamp really exhausts my legs.  I think I’m going to drop my Thursday runs since I will basically be doing speedwork for bootcamp.  So Tuesday will be a short mileage day and Saturday will be a longer run either around town or hopefully with the trail running group.

Back to the mini-challenges.  I had fast food once last week.  It was on the last day of insaneroadtrip and we ate at McDonald’s.  But since we’ve been home I’ve been good.  We rarely eat out anyway and if it is, it’s even more rare for it to be fast food.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to kick this week’s mini-challenge’s ass.  I like sleep.  I need sleep.  I’m back to taking my drugs regularly and we have nowhere to be first thing in the morning, so eight hours is easy to accomplish.

I hope everyone out there had a good week.  If you didn’t, I hope you know why and have committed to having a good week this week.


Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Burst into Summer – July 13

  1. Adah

    July 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Welcome back! Way to go on jumping back into your tough mudder training…that would have been a hard one for me.

  2. Brooke

    July 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    *\o/* for drugs and good sleep!! still haven’t cleaned since before you were here. i need to get on that.

  3. Trish

    July 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Welcome home and yes those 10 extra reps are a killer!!!

  4. AnnG

    July 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    You are awesome! After a long trip like that you jumped right back into the routine of stuff at home! Hope everyone feels better soon!

  5. Rachel

    July 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Yeah, it’s amazing how hard 10 extra reps are. I can’t imagine a 30+ day road trip!! And then kids getting sick on top of that?!, I feel for you!! Hopefully your workouts and runs will bring you some much needed sanity.


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