Thursday, June 24, 2010

First I'll huff, then I'll puff, and I'll go over there to get my heart rate down!

Yesterdays goal was to get up early and get cardio in before my Muscle Buster class. I shouldn't have bothered with the cardio. :) I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and made my way to the studio. This was the first time I have gone to this class so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Turns out it wasn't going to be the regular class. We were going to mix it up a bit. We went outside to the baseball diamonds to workout on the bleachers. Here's what we did:

This is a very beautiful and accurate drawing of the bleachers. The purple line is our pathway.
There were only about 8 stairs in each stairway.

Warm up:
Walk the bleachers.

Work out:
Run up the stairs, walk down, run to the next staircase. Complete the circuit twice.
Lunges on the bleachers
Run up the stairs, skipping one step, walk down the stairs. Complete the circuit twice.
Calf lifts on the bleachers
Run up the stairs sideways, walk down. We went around once, then it again with the other leg.
Squats on the bleachers.
Stairs again.
Push ups on the bleachers.
Stairs again.
Dips on the bleachers.
Run back to the Studio.
Abs on stability balls with weights.

Oh man! Can we say cardio? Running those stairs was killer! My heart rate was up up up the whole time and my legs were Jell-o. I actually couldn't make it all the way through some of the runs cause my heart rate was so high. I can't wait to try again. I think this is the cardio I need. I'm going to head over to the high school next week a couple times to work on this.

My 5k race is on Saturday! I'm getting excited. :) I think I'm getting sick though, so I am doing all I can to keep that bug from hitting too hard. I'm going to shoot for a time better then 33 minutes. I can totally do that! Right? Of course, right.

Walmart has these great Danskin workout tanks and t-shirts for $4! I bought 3...white, pink and blue. Yay for new workout clothes.

Tomorrow's Goal: Eat a good healthy pasta dinner and go to bed early so I can be all that I can be for my race.

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  1. wow that is a great workout!

    Well done:) and great to see another vegan here on the blog hop

  2. What a crazy, intense workout. Sounds like FUN!

  3. Wow that sounds like a great workout! Fun! I think working out with a group is fun, to me it makes time go by faster! :)

  4. Wow, that's pretty hard core. Awesome!