What a beautiful weekend we had. We had a 30th birthday party, Mother’s Day, and I was sick. I was sick Wednesday-Friday of last week so that cut out a huge chunk of time I wish I had back. But I am feeling better now. Check out this amazing salad I made on Saturday afternoon. It had chicken breast with lemon pepper on it (cooked in the NuWave), carrots, strawberries, grapes, and a Fat Free Italian Dressing.
This week is my last week of training before the race on Saturday. It’s actually a pretty easy week so I can rest up before the race.
My training schedule for this week:
Monday – HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
Tuesday – Upper Body weight training. I’ve been using this workout from Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers except I’ve been adding 10 pushups in between each set (so 90 total). My arms are so sore the day after, I love this workout.
Wednesday – easy run – 3 miles
Thursday and Friday rest up! Maybe take Buster on some long walks.
Saturday – Race day!
I am really looking forward to having this race under my belt and another medal on my wall. Those medals are the best! I have been dabbling with the idea of doing a half marathon next year, my very first. Next week I am going to start my training from The New Rules of Lifting For Women (NROLfW). I need to finish that book! My workouts are going to be three times a week (the book says 2 at a minimum, 3 is best.) Well I lift 3 times a week now so I’ll just substitute the new workouts in the old slot. This is what I picture my new workout schedule is going to look like:
Monday – Weight Training – NROLfW
Tuesday – Cycle or Run
Wednesday – Weight Training – NROLfW
Thursday - Run or Zumba or Kickboxing
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Zumba and Weight Training – NROLfW
Sunday – 6 mile run (to keep me up to speed for the 10K in August)
I do love running but I am ready to incorporate some Zumba back in to my life and some classes with my friends at the gym. What are you workout plans looking like for the summer? Do you workout inside or outside more in the summer?