Workout of the Day!

June 2, 2017   /   byrunningwhilevegan  / Categories :  Running, yoga

I’m three days away from the Rock’N Roll San Diego half, and only slightly freaking out. I basically had a nervous break-down two nights ago, and feeling much better since writing it all out. MUCH BETTER, NOT LYING AT ALL. Anyway, been working on my hydration, carb loading, sleeping, and tonight I got to stretching.

Yoga With Adriene’s Runner’s Yoga video is one of my all time favorites. I hadn’t done it for awhile, and after the half hour video I was pleasantly reminded of how stretched out it gets my legs and hips.

Tonight was the second time I’ve done Tone it Up’s Sleek Arms routine and I LOVE IT. It’s not easy because there is a lot of shoulder work (toned shoulders are lit) but there is also tricep and chest work, which I’m super in to. I just discovered this video, and it incorporates what I think are the best moves from all the arm workouts I do on YouTube! I’ll admit that I’ve been calling it in with my tried and true vids; I just know the routines so well! It’s been good to mix it up, because now I feel the burn again! I do Sleek Arms with 5lb weights.

I was initially surprised when I saw this picture Mike took, but those are TIU arms! It’s all paying off! I’ve been trying to incorporate 8lb weights for the bicep and tricep work, and now I will def be sticking to that, haha!

Yoga With Adriene’s 6 Minute Ab routine is fantastic when you’re short on time, but you still want to get in that ab work! Ideally I’d do abs 5 – 7 times a week, but at this point in time I’m feelin pretttty good if I get to them once a week. Fiiiiine, once every two weeks.

I ran tonight! I ran 3 miles and it felt great to get my legs moving. Two nights ago I was struggling and feeling pretty defeated about it. I was thinking today that once the half is over and I get rested, maybe I should try waking up at 5am to workout instead of saving it for after work. When I used to work nights, and could go running before a shift, it felt better and I was happier throughout the day from that endorphin rush. It’s been a struggle to run after work, to do yoga after work, to do anything but watch Netflix and fall asleep around 8pm. Sigh. My internal clock wants to stay up til 3am and wake up at 11am, which was fantastic when I had night shifts! 8am – 4:30pm is killing me. Look, I know I’m being a big baby and those are normal person hours, but I am not a normal person! I can assure you that anyone who has met me can tell you that! But, until I can figure out how to get back to being a night owl, 5am workouts (like many, many people do) might be the way to go! In like two weeks, when I’m a completely different person, a person who can set an alarm clock and not press snooze 17 times, a person who can jump out of bed a greet the day, a person who prefers green tea to coffee, kombucha to beers and brown rice to spaghetti.  Is a personality transplant a thing? Cause I think I’ll need one.

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