Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men." Seneca

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 188:

Oh, it was a close one today, BlogLand. I rolled over, heard the school closings about the ice and determined there would be no running outside. Hit the snooze. Then I was like OH WAIT, SELF. This is not the plan. After about 5 more minutes of an internal battle over the continued bonding time with my pillow, I did manage to extricate myself from my super comfy bed.

Home workout!! (NO. EXCUSES.)

I didn't have a ton of time, since I did hit that snooze... but that pushed me to be a little more efficient and take lest rests between sets/exercises. It wasn't a killer WOD today, but it was brief and efficient. Quite frankly, I was drenched at the end, so I'm thinking it was effective.

- T-Handle Tabata Swings (30#, 20 sec swing, 10 second rest) x 8 rounds. These are feeling pretty good. I'm going to have to add some more weight to that, soon... I'm thinking that's an excellent reason to get myself one of those Ironskull Kettlebells... HMM.

- Ball Crunches/sit ups: 25 regular, 50 Twists, 25 regular
They're crunches. Not too much to say.

- Planks: 2 x 1 min. This was the devil. This is clearly a weak point for me. I need to be planking daily, I think. Argh. I ended up breaking up these planks (which killed my SOUL, because it was "only" 60 seconds). On my first plank, I managed 45 sec, then 15. On my second plank, I was in bursts of 20 sec x 3. The "rest" time, was real short, I assure you, and the difficulty was high, as I was really paying attention to my form for these. But god damn, these are killer. I MAY almost rather do Burpees, then Planks. Although I have been practicing my burpees.

And that was that, today. A sweaty 30 minutes or so. Tomorrow, I'm up early to go to CrossFit, where they will be sure to try and kill me. hehe

In other news, I am totally scoping 10K races to enter. I think I need that challenge/achievement/training goal, before I go straight to the Spartan in May. I do have the 5K coming up in a couple of weeks, which I'm pretty stoked about, too. Race season is coming on!!

I think that's all I have tonight, BlogLand. Off to spend a couple of quality minutes with my Foam Roller (OW.) and then hit the pillow. CrossFit mornings are SO EARLY.

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