Monday, April 17, 2017

Marathon Monday & Gym Class

Monday morning…HAPPY MARATHON MONDAY!!!  This was the day of the Boston Marathon!  Someday…someday I will run it.  It’s still a ways off, though.  Quite a ways off yet.  I’m okay with that.  Part of me is thinking if I wait until I’m 45, then I’ll only have to run a 3:50 or faster to BQ.  Or, if I wait until I’m 50, then just a 3:55.  Seeing as how my current marathon PR is 4:29:51, those times seem significantly more “doable” and less intimidating than 3:45 does.  But, whenever I do decide to make my bid for a BQ, I’m going to have to put in some SERIOUS work.  Super serious indeed.  I’m not ready for that just yet.  Not sure I’ll be ready for it next year either.  When I’m ready, I’ll know.  So, anyway, I wanted to watch THE marathon and I couldn’t get the online streams to work, I thought “hmm, I wonder” and checked the sports channels and what do you know but I found it on TV!!!  This was perfect because I had a class at the gym mid-morning so I set my DVR to record it, went to my class and then came home and hit play.  I got to about the halfway point of the elite women before I had to leave for work.  Of course, a short time later, I did find out who the winners were, but I still plan to watch the rest of it, just because I discovered when the marathons were happening during the Rio Olympics that I really do like watching the marathon events. 

Like I said, I had a class at the gym Monday morning during the time of the Boston Marathon.  Since it was “Marathon Monday” I had to dress in blue and yellow.  HAD to.  It’s a thing, I swear.  At least for me, anyway.  I do it every Marathon Monday for my workout, whatever it may be.  So, I had some new “Boston Strong” blue and yellow banded ProCompression knee high socks that I really wanted to wear.  Then I put on some blue running shorts and a yellow tank top and my yellow and purple (the closest I had to yellow and blue…hey, don’t judge me!) Altra retired running shoes and headed to the gym for my 3rd free Gold’s Studio class, which was another Gold’s Fit class.  Again, loved it!  I have one more free class and that is scheduled for Thursday morning and is going to be Gold’s Burn.  Then, all my free classes are used up and I have to wait until Tuesday to start my unlimited Studio package.  I’m pretty excited to have that unlimited class package.  I’m totally taking advantage of it!  I just wish I didn’t have to work so much OT because then I could do a class every single day of the week!  As it is, I have 4 days a week that I can do classes and on the weekends I can do 2 classes on the day that I’m not doing my long run.  Which, right now, my long run will not be longer than 10 miles. 
I la-la-love that quote!

When I went grocery shopping this weekend, I got the .evol microwave dinners that I love (haha, that’s funny because .evol is just love backwards) and a couple of these ones that caught my eye because they said “PALEO” in big letters.  I love shepherd’s pie so I grabbed 2 of them.  However, it was very bland even with a bunch of pepper on it that I added.  I won’t be buying them again. 

So, back to Monday morning.  After the gym I stopped at Target to get some coffee and realized I was HUNGRY.  And oatmeal sounded really good.  So I grabbed this flavor I’d never had before to give it a try.  Unlike the Beetnik PALEO dinner, this oatmeal was pretty dang yummy!

So, I of course went to karaoke this weekend.  It was my friend Hannah’s birthday on Saturday, so we went to dinner at Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant first and I failed and didn’t take any pictures.  But I think I told you that in my last post.  We went again on Sunday, which is our usual day to go.  Rewind to my sleep.  After I got home Saturday night (technically Sunday morning) I decided I’d just let myself sleep until I woke up.  I woke up at 10:53am!  Whoa!  I got, according to my FitBit, 7 hrs and 55 mins of sleep!!!  Daaaaaaaang!!!  It felt fantastic to get that much sleep.  But I kinda paid for it later as I think I was having a mild spasm in my lower back later that night.  Ugh…I just can’t win.
ANYWAY!  Karaoke Sunday night!  I sang a song I used to sing way back in the day.  “No One Else on Earth” by Wynnona Judd.  Love that song!  I also sang “Someone Like You” by Adele since somehow I haven’t managed to sing it with Hannah there and so she hadn’t heard it yet.  I sang a new-to-me song, “Wonder” by Natalie Merchant.  It needs a little work and it’ll be good.  I have plans for a new song for next Sunday.  So stay tuned for that one!  Hannah snapped a picture of me while I was singing “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse. 

Okay, so I’m bouncing all over the place with this post.  Back to Monday.  By the end of my regular work day, I was already sore from the Gold’s Fit class that morning.  In case you can’t read in my pic above what the workout consisted of, here’s the breakdown:
3 rounds of 10 Romanian deadlifts, 10 banded pullaparts, 5 dive bomber pushups, 10 PVC pass thrus and 100m jog.
Snatch practice/proficiency, then…6 minutes to find 1 rep max single arm dumbbell snatch, then…perform “Ferrari” for time: 20/16/10 of snatches and ring dips
Time remaining in workout of “I go, you go” of 200m run, 200m power skip, 200m side shuffle and 200m karaoke (grapevine is the other term for this move). 
We did not do the “AFTERBURNER” portion…wah wah.  I would have liked to have done it.  Though what we did do kicked my ass quite well.

1 comment:

  1. At 45 it drops to 3:55! There are a few 10 minute jumps in there...


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