I’m going to grow gills. I’m obsessed with swimming! It’s challenging, it’s fun, it’s tiring…. it’s almost everything running is! :)
Running Hiatus Workout #4
I hit the gym for some strength moves before diving into the pool. Although I could have done these at home, I feel like I try so much harder when I’m at the gym! Here’s my routine:
- 30 second jumping jacks (to warm-up)
- 10 walking push-ups
- 10 plank to push-ups
- 90 bicycle crunches
- 30 second jump rope
- 20 regular push-ups
- 30 old school crunches
- 60 reverse crunches
- 30 seconds of mountain climbing
- 2 30-second side planks – Right
- 2 30-second side planks – Left
WHEW!! It felt like I was doing my own version of the 30 Day Shred ! Jillian Michaels definitely taught me some great, effective moves. (In case you’re wondering, I bring a piece of paper and a pen to write down the routine as I do it…otherwise, I would never remember anything!). :) After the strength moves, I hit the pool. I swam:
- 20 laps in 30 minutes (1,000 meters or 0.62 mile)
I’ve found that swimming is a lot like running in that I don’t start off by saying I’m going to do this HUGE distance. Instead, I tell myself I just have to swim a little bit. Once I did 10 laps, I felt like doing 5 more. And once I did 15 laps, I felt like going all the way to 20. Reverse psychology works on me every time!
Plus a un-photographed rice cake. I think I need to hide them from myself! They are sooo yummy. 🙂
And cereal around 5:30 to hold me over to dinner:
I had an Sweet Apple organic chicken sausage on a slice of whole wheat toast.
These sausages are so good! We were out of buns, but the toast worked. 🙂
And a side salad:
Annnnnnd I’m out! I want to get to bed early so badly. See you in the morning!
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein