Nike+ GPS app

A Two-fer

Monday after work I headed to the gym. It had been almost a full week since I lifted weights and I didn’t really exercise much during our romantic weekend getaway. Mondays are not usually a fitness day and I realized quickly that it’s also a crowded day at the gym. I decided it was too nice out to run inside on the treadmill. And I think my successful run around the track last week reminded me how much better it is to run outside!

I decided to do my weight session at the gym and then go home and run the track. Having two separate workouts in one day was not ideal, but I wanted to see if it was doable.

I felt the fact that I hadn’t lifted immediately. My arms were shaking as I lifted weights. It felt good to be back at it, though. I did the plated weight machines — arms, chest, back and shoulders.

Then I spent some time doing free weights. I did a few routines, some squats, shoulder shrugs and my heart rate spiked pretty high. The free weights are a great workout!

I finished up with a couple sets of the Russian Twist with an 8 pound medicine ball. I wanted to get some good ab work in before leaving for home.

I felt like I was productive in the gym in the short amount of time I allotted myself to do weights. I skedaddled as soon as I could and headed home to run.

Gym Stats:

Time: 43 minutes
Calories Burned: 241

I was also getting hungry. The Chobani pre-workout didn’t hold up. Back to the drawing board for pre-workout snacks. When I got home I had a quick snack (3 Ritz crackers with Peanut Butter on them) and then headed out to the track.

It was 77 degrees and humid as hell. It felt like I was running through water. That was not great. I ran one mile without stopping and the second mile included a lot of walking breaks. Not only was it muggy out but I was having side cramps too. I wish I hadn’t had to walk so much.

I was using the new app (new to me) “Nike+ GPS”. I love it! It’s so much better and more ACCURATE than the plain ol’ Nike+. Check out the map of my route:

Haha! The flag is our house, going left around the backyard to the school track and then it shows that I ran around the track. I got a chuckle out of the picture. I headed home on the road and down our long street to the house. I LOVE love love the new app. It worked so much better than “Map My Run” ever did!

It wasn’t a fantastic run. The heat, the humidity, my side cramps, hunger all made it kind of a “blah” run but I’m glad I did it.

Run Stats:

Time: 42 minutes

Calories Burned: 393

Mileage: 2.82

I’m not sure I liked splitting my workouts up. Maybe if I did the weights early in the morning and then ran later in the day it would have been better. It just felt like it took MORE time than if I’d just stayed at the gym and gotten it all done.

QUESTION: Do you ever split your workouts during the day? How do you do it?