So, more plans for once I’m out of the boot are as follows:
• a dedicated LEG DAY with lunges, squats, kettlebell exercises, balanced 1-leg squats, walking lunges, courtesy lunges, single leg kickbacks, calf raises, leg curls, leg extensions, whatever lower body workouts I can find to stuff into this workout. This workout will start with a warm up in spin class. If I’m not dead after this workout, I do want to hit the pool if possible.
• up the weights I’ve been using with the upper body machines and push myself further.
• discover and add more exercises to my freestyle workout. I’m thinking maybe hit my rope reps between each exercise I do. That’ll add some nice burn to the workout and make it a little more cardio-esque, thus upping my calorie burn.
• take a spin class once a week, twice if possible, followed by a workout, followed by a swim if possible.
• outside of the gym: run 3 days a week, varying distances, building up to the longest run I can build up to with just a month of training time to work with.
• on top of my spin classes at the gym, I want to do a long distance cycle once a week, and include one of my gym workouts in it. Ie-ride bike to the gym, do my workout, ride my bike the loooooooong way home.
Some goals for the post-boot era of my life:
• run/jog at least half of both marathons I have on the schedule
• don’t DNF at the Austin Halloween Half Marathon (3 hour cutoff…eeek!)
• finish losing weight, maybe adjust my weight loss goal but going down 5 pounds to 165. But, I really don’t want to go any further below that as I think any lower and it will be too stressful and difficult for me to maintain that weight.
• far off goal: run the Austin Marathon with no walking beyond the water stops.
• keep up with my super varied training and do my first triathlon in March (St Patrick’s Sprint Tri).