Thursday, May 8, 2008

Its Friday!

I ran 5 miles after work last night on a trail in South Chagrin with Sara. We took it nice and slow. It felt pretty good. My whole right leg is just really tight. This morning I got up and met Janet at the J and lifted and swam 1000 yards. It was the first time I lifted in FOREVER. So, it was very depressing. I am doing a weight training plan out of a triathlon book, it's a total body workout twice a week, every 3 weeks the workout changes. For the next 3 weeks, I'll be doing 2 sets of 12 of the following - chest press, bent over rows, overhead press (stand on Bosu), bicep curls (stand on Bosu), dumbell kickbacks, squats on Bosu, weighted stationary lunges, hamstring curls (use a machine for this), calf raises, toes raises (seated, put a dumbell on your toes and raise foot up, it works your shins), then ab work. I'm going to keep track of it in a notebook and hope to be able to double what I lift by the end of the 6 weeks, right now I mostly used 15-20 lbs for everything. The pool was super crowded when we got in at 6:30, but by 6:45 most people had left, so it worked out fine. It was hard to swim right after lifting, I haven't done that before.

Here are some pictures from when I was home and we went out for mother's day. My mom, grandma and sister.


triguyjt said...

hey monica..nice shots of the ladies...and hope you had a great weekend...

per previous clif's?????

tracie said...

i love the pics!!!!

you look so much like your mom! :)

glad to hear things are going well with the running :)

Tea said...

I love the pictures!

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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