Saturday's long run left me in need of a recovery run on Sunday. 30 minutes of easy FLAT jogging with the stroller fit the bill and the glorious weather made it feel like a breeze. I ended my run at the green market where I picked up some tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic. YUM! The walk home with the boys was a delight as we checked out the trees and squirrels.
Also on the docket yesterday was full-body weight-training. I decided to stick with my Jackie Warner kick and did her Xtreme Timesaver Training DVD. If you're looking for a kick-butt workout, this is it! She combines upper body and lower body moves, doing each exercise for a minute with no real breaks. It becomes a cardio workout too as your whole body pumps out reps for 30 minutes. She is intense and it lives up to its name as an Xtreme training session.
I decided to go with 8 lb dumbbells for the entire session and I'm not gonna lie, there were times where I was going much slower than her and also a couple of "pauses" when muscle fatigue set in and I had to take a quick breather before jumping back in. One day, hopefully, I'll get through the whole thing without having to take any breaks.
After a pretty intense weekend fitness-wise, today needed to be easy. I went to the gym early this morning for 40 minutes on the elliptical. The time passed quickly as I read my book for this month's book club on my kindle and played around with the intensity and incline, trying to keep things in the moderate range. It was a success and I'm ready to tackle the rest of the day. Make it a good one!