Friday: rest day
I finally have an internet connection again, hopefully this is the end of my computer trouble. So I checked out the website for the group classes schedule, and they've finally added Body Pump on Saturdays. For some reason certain instructors seem to make me want to work harder too. I do my best to push myself with the weights in each BP class. Sometimes a 20lb barbell is heavy enough, and sometimes a 25lb barbell is what I use, it depends on what track the instructor chooses. Today we went with the the track from the 63rd release for BP, which is what the instructors started with when they first got certified. It's fun to go back to an old set and do it again. Today my weights were 20lbs warmup weight, 40lbs squats, 30 lbs chest, then for the last minute we dropped some weight, so I went down to 20lbs for the last very long 60 seconds. For back I went back to 30lbs, and this was also an older track. Triceps I tried very hard to complete at 25lbs, but couldn't quite do it. I started biceps at same weight but had to take the extra five lbs off after a minute. Lunges used 20lb barbell, and two 5 lb plates when we did alternate lunges. For shoulders I tried a 20lb barbell for overhead press, but haven't improved much, if at all,also used two 5 lb plates at end for lateral raises, and overhead presses. Abdominals were ok, did hovers, side planks, and used a 10lb plate at the end for some regular and side crunches.Then I got to stretch!
Today was also the Y's "Healthy Kid Day", so it was a packed gym. I sat down for about 15 minutes after I ate a banana,and then went running. I did alright during the run, I believe it was a five mile run. But once I got back inside I was feeling a bit funny. I think it was a mix of the heat, humidity, and hot Florida sun. I was so red in the face, I probably looked like I was going to pass out. One person did ask if I was alright. Anyway I think I will have no choice but to run a lot earlier, or later in the day from now on. The only day this concerns me is on Saturdays, the other days I run in the evening so the sun isn't as hot. I hope to get up to a 10k run before it gets too much hotter, then during the next several months of a hot summer I will just concentrate on getting my mileagein, and not concern myself with my times. This is what I've been told by the running instructor. During the hot Florida weather if you can manage to get your runs in, and if at the same pace, then after summer you will have actually improved in running. I'm trying to check my mileage on mapmyrun.com, but my computer can't handle the map because it isn't working for me.
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