Mega BLAHs

16 Aug

I had such good intentions of pushing my exercise regime to the next level by adding pre-work runs to the mix. Here’s what last week looked like:

Sunday: 1 hour Zumba
Monday: 20 minute morning run, 1 hour spinning after work
Tuesday: 1 hour pilates, 1 hour Zumba
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: 1 hour Zumba
Friday: rest
Saturday: 40 minute elliptical

My goal was to do a pre-work run three times last week. But, SHIN SPLINTS. The combo of running + Zumba (lots of jumping) was NOT GOOD. But I really enjoy running, so I’m determined to work at it. I already bought a new pair of shoes, and I’ve modified my running technique to take some pressure off my shins. I’ve also started icing my shins post-workouts, which helps the pain…a lot.

I will not give up!

This week, however, has started mega-lazy. I count Sunday as the first day of the week (fitness-wise), and yesterday I was recovering from a copious amount of vodka. And since I haven’t really been drinking for the past month, I really felt it in the morning.

I didn’t leave the flat yesterday.

Actually.

I didn’t leave the sofa yesterday.

I will go spinning tonight and sweat away my Monday Mega-BLAHS.  I’m also going to update my workout playlist, because you guys gave me a lot of great tunes!

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3 Responses to “Mega BLAHs”

  1. jolene August 17, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    where is the weight training sister? all this cardio- you are burning tons of calories but there is no muscle building which burns calories even when you’re nursing a two-day-old vodka hangover on the couch. get a pair of five lb weights and do circuits when you’re watching coronation street.

    don’t give up!!

    • amansterdam August 18, 2010 at 11:44 am #

      Coronation Street? Never!

      I know…I definitely avoid weights…mostly because I’m at the gym after work (when it’s busiest) and I hate waiting for machines to free up.

      But…pilates builds muscle & I’ve got one of those pilates bands at home for biceps & triceps.

      But, I know. I think now that the weather is shit in the morning I will do weight training instead of going for a run.

  2. Steve August 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Does masturbation count as exercise?

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