Having got over all the ‘excitement’ from yesterday I was back to the workouts this morning nice and early. Up at 5am and juice made and on treadmill before 6am. Watched sun come up as I got some miles under my belt and was rewarded by a display of hunting skills courtesy of the local barn owl. He was out hoping to catch a mouse or baby bunny – of which there are many at the moment. One corner of my garden is seriously out of bounds unless you fancy yourself as ‘Alice in Wonderland’ falling down a rabbit hole!!
Anyway, the owl made it worth while getting up early and certainly made the run seem less hard work. Gave the legs a bit of a rest this morning and did an upper body workout instead before going to a yoga class. I was a bit worried the legs wouldn’t be up to 90 minutes of yoga but it actually did them a lot of good and I came away feeling incredibly stretched.
So, today’s exercise has been:-
2 workouts today
Workout 1 – 20 minutes on treadmill – 5 minutes warm up and then a straight 15 minute run
Upper body workout with 6lb weights
2 rounds of the following exercises, 1st round 20 reps with oblique twists between each exercise, 2nd round 10 reps no rest between exercises.
- Upright row
- Lateral raise
- Shoulder press
- Rotator cuff
- Reverse curl
- Pec dec
- Tricep extension
- Bicep curl
The two rounds took about 15 minutes in total.
Workout 2 – 90 minute ashtanga yoga class.
Food today has been:-
Orange, grapefruit, celery and banana smoothie
5 medjool dates – post yoga workout
large salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, red onion, raw sheeps cheese, sprouts and olives
How did I feel today:-
Legs still achy so I sprayed with very cold water in the shower again for a bit longer this time. Not sure if its working or not but will keep going with it for a few more days. The running felt easier this morning and I was able to ‘comfortably’ run for 15 minutes. Am really enjoying the additional workouts thus far but then I am only 3 days in!!.
Thanks for reading…………..