Monday, August 12, 2013

A Lite Weekend and Monday strength work

I ended up not doing anything on Friday even though I had the day off and the opportunity to work out, I felt like resting and eating a Dairy Queen blizzard (which is not as good as Goodberrys!).  I did manage to get out on Saturday and run a solid 6 miles on the greenway and then did a 3 mile walk with my mom so I felt pretty good about that.  My 6 miles was slow ~ 11:30 min/mile pace but at least I didn't have to walk any of it.  On Sunday I got out to Harris Lake for some mountain biking and put in a good pace and ended up being Queen of the Mountain for one segment of the trail on Strava!  It doesn't mean much because once fall comes around someone else will beat my time and I will lose my place on the leaderboard.  And the pace and time seems to depend on whether there is a lot of leaf coverage and sun so I'm not too concerned about where I stand.  It was a good ride and I was happier after I finished since I hadn't biked since Tuesday.  I think I'm going into withdrawal when I don't get to bike for 3+ days.  So next week will be hard when I won't be around any bikes!  I am hoping to find a good gym and get my strength work done though.  My motivation is at an all time high for strength work, it's been going much better and this Monday was great!
I did my presses:
50 lbs 3 reps
60 lbs 3 reps
65 lbs 8 reps! The last one was a struggle but I did it and it felt pretty good, here is hoping next week follows the same trend.
Then Back Squats:
75 lbs 3 reps
85 lbs 3 reps
95 lbs 8 reps
Here, I did 1 more rep at 95 lbs from 3 weeks ago. I might have been able to squeeze out one more but I think my form was going on the 8th rep.
Then I worked on my mtb strength training:
kettlebell push presses 2x26 lbs
Windmills 20 lb kettlebell
Deadlifts 135 lbs
Bench press 75 lbs
Glute Bridges
Upright row 30 lb dumbbell
Handstand press
I stopped there and didn't do my run.  Still felt like I accomplished a lot for a Monday!
As for food, my mom made kabobs this weekend, and I have been eating many since then, with fresh naan and homegrown tomatoes.  Pretty healthy!

5lbs beef makes a lot of chapli kabobs

You can't make kabobs without a lot of oil!

Kabobs go with everything: sweet potato fries, corn on the cob and fresh tomatoes from the garden


Anonymous said...

yay food porn is back! such poetic images ;) everything looks yummy..... you just need some ice cream as dessert!

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