Man, Saturdays seem to go by way too fast! Today was a great, relaxing day spent with Ryan and my family. Tonight we even got to watch my absolute favorite movie, Father of the Bride.
This movie is old, but such a classic! It had been so long since I had watched it, so now watching it as a soon to be bride made it even more special. I might have teared up
a lota little. 😉
I started my day off with a good workout before heading to see my family. I ran three miles on the treadmill followed by some strength training with the awesome Bodylastic resistance bands Ryan gave me for my birthday.
I ran the first two miles at an 8:00 minute per mile pace, and for the last mile I picked it up to a 7:53 pace. For the last 400 meters I ran at a 7:30 pace. Trying to better my time!
After my run I put together this simple, but effective strength workout
- 10 push-ups
- 50 russian twists
- 15 squats with 13 lb resistance band
- 10 shoulder raises with 8 lb resistance band
- 1 minute elbow to hands plank (For this plank I start out on my elbows, come up to my hands, separate my feet, then go back down to my elbows and bring my feet in. I continued to do this for one minute.)
- 10 diamond push-ups (on my knees)
- 10 tricep curls with 5 lb resistance band
I went through this circuit a total of three times. After my run and this circuit, I was a sweaty mess! It felt good to get in a workout before beginning my fun weekend though.
Forever Fitness Challenge
Next, I have some exciting news to share with y’all! I am taking a part in Abbey’s Forever Fitness Challenge that she is hosting on her blog, http://findingmyforever.blogspot.com/.
I wanted to share my fitness goal with you guys so I can keep y’all updated on how I am doing and on the progress I am making.
This will be a challenge for me because it has been about three years since I have really tried to push myself while running or since I have even gone out and run sprints. I have gotten out of the habit of pushing myself while running, and instead I just run at the same pace I always do. (which is a pace I could run at forever while also having a conversation with someone). I will make sure to let y’all know how my sprint workouts go and if I start seeing a change in my mile pace. And no worries, I will be honest! I am sure y’all will hear about my days that just aren’t good running days for me, and days when I feel like I will never achieve my goal. But I have learned over the years that all runners have good and bad runs, so you can’t let the bad ones keep you down. You just gotta keep on going!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday! I know I sure did! I definitely enjoyed the yummy meals I got to enjoy at home.
For lunch I had a chicken sandwich loaded with veggies and guacamole, plus some baked chips, guacamole and grapes on the side.
For dinner I enjoyed grilled chicken, salad, green beans, brussel sprouts, potatoes, and corn which is not pictured.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!
What fun Saturday plans did you have?
Do you have any new fitness goals?