You know you had a good leg workout when your knees start to sweat!
Both of my knees were dripping! This has never happened to me before as far as I can remember. I started my workout with a few ab exercises and then hopped on the elliptical. I completed 20 minutes of intervals: 60 second 100% effort; 90 seconds 65% effort. That’s just an estimate, but you get it!
Next, I decided to try out running a mile in my new New Balance shoes.
The zero drop (meaning your foot is level to the ground as if you were barefoot) is tough to run in! My calves and hammies were burning! It will definitely take a while to get used to running in them. However, leg workouts are another story. I love how I can feel my muscles work harder during squats and dead lifts!
I continued to do the following:
- smith machine wide leg stance squats: 15 reps, 4 sets, 60 lbs.
- barbell stiff leg dead lifts: 15-18 reps, 4 sets, 55 lbs.
- squats with weighted plate held at chest: 3 sets, 12 reps, 35 lb.
- wall sits: as long as I could hold, 3 times
- bodyweight calf raises, one leg at a time, as many sets/reps until failure
Then I stretched and foam rolled the crap out of my legs.
Next up? Breakfast!
My favorite smoothie! Frozen banana, ice, almond milk, vanilla SunWarrior, blackberries, flax meal, and (the last bit of) spinach went into the blender. I poured it into a bowl of Erewhon brown rice crispies and it somehow pushed them all to the side to make this pretty little bowl!
I also enjoyed a cup of Starbuck’s coffee from my Keurig which tells me everyday to “prime”. I’m assuming that means I need to disassemble the entire damn thing and clean it out. I just keep saying “no, thank you” every morning to it. That’s probably not a good thing.
Now I’m arguing with Geico over my car insurance. In December, I backed into Joe’s car in the driveway. Obviously a complete and total accident and nothing serious. No one was hurt and it wasn’t a moving violation. Well, apparently they took away my “good driver” discount and now I am paying over $30 more a month! How ridiculous is that? I’ll be researching other insurance companies, stat.
I’m off to get ready for work and eat a quick lunch before heading out. Can you guess what it might be?