New Weekly Challenge: Running / Day 38-41

Weekly Challenge #6: Running

Your 10 minutes of weekly challenge running can count as your workout for the day, as long as you accomplish 10 continuous minutes of running. So, when you do your 10 minutes of weekly challenge running you are covered for both your weekly challenge requirement and your workout for the day if you choose.

You may count a warm-up run before a workout as your daily running requirement as long as you are consciously practicing running, do it for 10 minutes and are not just chatting while jogging.

Shouldn’t be too hard. The weather this week is gorgeous and I’m used to running almost everyday now with this stupid back injury anyway.

Day 38

Nutrition
Breakfast: Four eggs, spinach, hot sauce.

Snack: Half an apple, peanut butter (finally bought a jar – kind of a mistake, as I am now completely addicted), banana and some nuts.

Lunch: The very last of the co-op food (Hawaiian chicken), half a sweet potato, spinach salad on the side and the rest of the apple with some peanut butter. Big lunch!

Dinner: Took the easy route and just roasted lots of food in my oven: rosemary crusted pork tenderloin, bag of Brussels sprouts and some sweet potatoes for a squash soup I’m making later this week.

Fish Oil: 1000mg

WOD / Active Recovery / Custom Workout
Ten minutes of running.

Mobility
Lax ball and foam roll.


Day 39

Gym day!

Nutrition
Breakfast: Four eggs, spinach, hot sauce. New simple favorite.

Snack: Half an apple, peanut butter, banana and a hard-boiled egg.

Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken, sweet potatoes, pomegranate seeds and pecans. The rest of the apple and some peanut butter on the side.

Dinner: Chipotle! Got the only combo that I knew was safe. Lettuce, double carnitas (pork, the only meat product there made with no soybean oil), black beans, mild salsa, medium salsa and guacamole. Really tasty and extremely filling. Saved a little less than half for lunch.

Fish Oil: 1000mg

WOD / Active Recovery / Custom Workout
Same workout as Day 33:

A. Single leg weighted split squat: 3 x 6-8, 3010 tempo, 15 sec rest b/w legs

First set: Got to 8 reps with 15# dumbbells.
Second set: Got to 8 reps with 20# dumbbells. Got heavy.
Third set: Barely got to 8 reps with 25# dumbbells. Surprised myself. Guess I gotta go even higher.

B. 6 rounds, not for time, rest as needed:
10 walking lunges
10 pushups
10 sec side bridge, left
10 sec side bridge, right

The pushups seemed harder than last time.

Also ran for ten minutes. Started keeping track of my one mile time: 9:18. Definitely could have gone faster.

Mobility
Static/dynamic stretches, foam rolling and lax ball.


Day 40

Dentist appt this morning. My dental hygienist said I had very nice teeth! Probably the most painless cleaning experience I’ve had. Been really good about flossing these past few months and it’s paying off.

Nutrition
Breakfast: Four eggs, spinach, hot sauce.

Snack: Banana, half an apple and peanut butter, and a hard-boiled egg.

Lunch: Rest of my Chipotle dinner, rest of the apple with peanut butter and half a kiwi. Not buying kiwi anymore. Tried to like it but it’s not for me.

Dinner: Roasted chicken thighs and leftover Brussels sprouts. Also made a huge batch of pumpkin, sweet potato and leek soup. Froze two quarts of it and will be going through two additional quarts of it over the next few days.

Fish Oil: 1000mg

WOD / Active Recovery / Custom Workout
Ten minutes of running. Ran a mile in 8:47.

Mobility
Lax ball and static stretches.


Day 41

Nutrition
Breakfast: Three eggs, leftover pork, spinach and hot sauce.

Snack: Half an apple and peanut butter, hard-boiled egg, and a banana.

Lunch: Baked chicken thigh, leftover Brussels sprouts and a cup of pumpkin soup.

Dinner: Was feeling super lazy so I made breakfast for dinner. Sunny side up eggs and bacon.

Fish Oil: 1000mg

WOD / Active Recovery / Custom Workout
Started with ten minutes of running. Cory joined me for the run, so since I stuck by him my time was 10:07 for one mile.

Then I did my custom workout: tabata situps, tabata squats and tabata pushups (knees). The pushups were horribly difficult.

Mobility
Dynamic stretches before run, static stretches after workout.

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