Friday, April 19, 2013

Tabata Friday and mountain biking

Thursday after work, I hit Rocky Road again and it was different experience from last week.  I think the combination of giving blood and just having that tired leg feeling made some spots on the trail really hard for me.  The bike ride kicked my ass but I was glad that I did it- especially since it is raining today.  It took us 1 hour and 18 minutes to finish the 6 miles (this includes me stopping to catch my breath or walk up a friggin' hill that I couldn't bike up).   This was the second week of Rocky Road, I'm really hoping I can do this every week.  One good thing- I can get over more logs and got this comment "you now go over logs with reckless abandon!". I'll take that as a compliment.

This morning, I went to Forged Fitness and despite not wanting to be there and being a little sleepy, I stuck with it and did all right:
Tabata WOD (for each exercise, work for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, repeat 8 times and the round with your lowest # of reps is what counts) There is 1 minute of rest between each exercise.

Row for calories - 4 (5, 7x4 = 33 calories!)
Pushups - 7 (10, 10, 8, 7, 4x7 = 56 pushups)
KB Swings - 10 (8x10 = 80 swings)
Situps - 9 (8x9 = 72 situps)
Squats - 12 (8x12 = 96 squats, I'm going to be sore in 12 hours)

I like Tabata workouts, you can do this with almost anything, it actually makes treadmill running fun if you try it as a Tabata exercise. Plus I felt like I did a ton of work in 24 minutes!

Food wise- I've been pretty good this week but did indulge in a cupcake at work yesterday, it was okay and not as tasty as it looks below. 

Some very bright cupcakes


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