Beat Up Body

Last night was one of those lovely nights where I was wide awake and couldn’t fall asleep. I started a new book last night, Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead, which I think will be a really good read, but not as good as the one I just finished, By Invitation Only, written by Jodi Della Femina. I rifled through that book, and I believe it only took me a handful of days to finish. It was one of those books I just couldn’t justify putting down for the slightest moment. While Seating Arrangements is off to a slow start, granted I’m roughly about 30 pages in, so that’s not a fair claim, I’m hoping it picks up speed quickly! I love a juicy novel.
Upon waking up at 5:40 am, which came WAY too early this morning, I laced up my running shoes and went for a 3.3 mile run, which was pure hell. I’m accounting this to yesterday’s strenuous workout which put my legs to the limit; they can only handle so much! After my run, I completed several minutes of stretching and some quick strength exercises before I had to get ready for work.

Morning Workout:

  • 3.3 mile run with post-run stretching
  • 2 sets of 15, stair push-ups (I use the 4th step down)
  • 1 minute plank
  • 2 sets of 20, mountain climbers
  • 3 sets of 40, crunches – regular and both sides for the obliques
  • 2 sets of 10 each side, standing side crunches with 8 lb dumbbells
  • 2 sets of 10, squat with overhead press, with 8 lb dumbbells

Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty beat up, which my daily horoscope kindly warned me about for the day. Funny and weird how accurate it was! My biceps and forearms are really feeling the burn today from yesterday’s rowing session. I’m thinking today’s lunch time workout will only consist of a run in between 1.5 and 2 miles, followed by a core workout in the ladies gym. I have to take it a little easy today.

Off to make some Banana Bread Walnut oatmeal and get back to work! Hoping the oatmeal will warm up my shivering body. Happy Monday!
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