Tuesday, February 8, 2011

early start this morning

I haven't gotten out of bed before 8am in a long time.  I mean a loooooong time.  Once I got laid off from my old job I didn't really have to start my day as early as in the past.  This morning I jumped out of bed and took Honey out for her morning walk by 7:30am.  Usually I hide under the covers and Ryan takes on this responsibility morning after morning, but I think he found my new found energy refreshing. After Honey took care of her business I got ready for the gym. 

For once the YMCA was only 80% full instead of bursting at the seams like usual.  I got on a treadmill and started running while watching "Save my Bath" on HGTV.  My legs are still sore from the past week of running so I decided to take it easy and cover the entire screen with a towel so I couldn't see how fast (or slow) I was going.  I picked the Taio Cruz radio station on Pandora and increased the speed by 0.1 after every song. 
  • 3.8 miles in 35 minutes: 1 minute walking warm up, 33 minutes running, 1 minute walking cool down

After my run I felt inspired to do some lifting.  I haven't done any real weight training in months so I looked forward to easing myself back into weights slowly.  I did 3 different shoulder exercises:
  • 3 sets of 12 reps, shoulder presses with 5lb weights
  • 2 sets of 8 reps, front lateral raises with 5lb weights
  • 2 sets of 8 reps, side lateral raises with 5lb weights

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