Saturday morning I slept in a bit and then had a pre-workout snack: a small apple with 1/2 a serving of peanut butter.
It was such a nice day in Portland that I almost wished I could just run outside and enjoy it! But I had already been looking forward to my weight session in the gym so I went despite the sun. I hit the treadmill first, warmed up and then did some speed intervals again. I did less than I did on Wednesday but I feel like I got in a good session.
I did 3.5 miles in 42 minutes. I’m happy with the intervals I’ve been doing lately. I think it will help prepare me for going back outside to run.And who am I kidding? The treadmill is pretty boring–even with a TV to distract me. It’s nice to break up the monotony.
After running I spent about 40 minutes doing weights. I mixed in three sets of squats throughout the weight lifting as well. I felt a lot better than I did the last time I attempted squats! I did all the usual upper-body weights but today I increased the weight on all of the machines! Yay! The Pec-Fly is now at 50 pounds and I think next week I could do 55 pounds with no problems. I was really stoked to be able to lift more.
Calories Burned: 764
Something else kind of exciting: Michael and I are going to sign up for the Gorge Ride Bike ride!
It’s 46 days away…we’ll need to amp up our training so we can complete the 38.5 mile ride. It sounds like a lot of fun. The route is a combination of the Historic Highway in The Gorge, open to some cars but not many, and the HCRH Trail which is not open to cars. It’s fully supported and the Gorge is so scenic I think it will be a lot of fun!
It also looks like we will ride up the (very) steep and winding road to Rowena Crest–the hike I surprised Michael with a few years ago for his birthday.
QUESTION: What’s your favorite post-workout snack?