Sunday, August 7, 2011

Despite walking a bit funny for most of yesterday after my 16 miler, I woke up this morning feeling pretty darn good.  I actually considered going for a short run just to shake my legs out and get a jump start on the week.  The snags in that plan were sleeping way too late (hello, noon) and the weather by the time I was ready to move (really hot and stormy).  I settled for trying to be productive around the house, which is always neglected.  Two loads of laundry, two rounds of dishes, and a sweep through the house to get the worst of the cat hair.  I was feeling a little sweaty just from all the moving around so I decided it was as good a time as any to try out the circuit workout that Vanessa posted last week.  I tired pretty quickly, either because I ate too many stuffed shells 20 minutes beforehand or I'm a bit out of shape.  I did 3 sets, but I'd like to work up to 5. In case you're curious, here is what I did:
20 pushups
20 situps
20 Russian twists w/ a 10 lb weight
20 squats
20 walking lunges
45 second plank
30 jumping jacks
12 burpees
1 minute jog in place

Rinse and repeat :)  Thanks for the workout, V!

Next up I want to try one I got in my email today, from and designed by Jillian Michaels.  It will probably make my cry, but I've got it coming to me. I see that I've also got a few of her workouts On Demand through my cable, so I'll need to be brave and try those too.  Has anyone else done the cable Jillian workout? Have you tried any other workouts through On Demand that you'd reccommend for non-running days?

Aside from making dinner and starting a writing test for a job interview this week, I think my day is about done.  And I'm typing this with one hand as the other has the smelly glove on it from the hair dye kit. Yup, dying my hair. The plan is not to have it be that noticeable, I'm more interested in covering up the ridficulous amount of grey that I have. Fingers crossed. 

Another storm coming through right now. Despite the temp outside I've got the windows open because the sounds and smells are just too good to miss.  I hope you all had a great weekend. I sure did, especially my great run and sushi dinner last night followed by cupcakes and the final Harry Potter movie. Yes, I cried. 

Tell me about your weekend, I can't wait to hear about it. And in case I haven't said it before, I love my followers and I'm so grateful that you read and comment here! I hope I'm doing a good job returning the favor!  The oven timer just chimed, so it is time to rinse! Caio for now!


  1. sounds like a busy and productive weekend! Ahh, I love the smell of a storm coming. And Jillian, she always kicks my rear! Glad you're feeling good after your 16miler. Cleaning, organizing and herding kids is my day.

  2. Awesome workout girlie! And congrats on the 16 miles. Woo hoo you are just awesome.

    Have a fabulous week!!!

  3. Congrats on the run! Hope you make it out to the track tomorrow. I will definitely be sleeping. :)