The 500 Workout
Guess who ran 7 miles this morning? Just kidding. (That joke would only be funny if you read this post.)
I actually ran 3.5 miles with Ob this morning, but I was happy with that. I averaged an 8:20 pace, which is a new postpartum record for me.
I can’t take all the credit. The boys of One Direction helped push me and Ob helped pull me.
always usually prefer running farther than 3 or 4 miles (5 miles seems to be my ‘magic number’), but I’m still learning to balance quality time with Dave, precious sleep, walking the pups and taking care of Atlas. Sometimes I am not able to run as far as I want due to time constraints and other obligations that are just more important. However, this morning I made the most of the 30 minutes I had to exercise and pushed myself and it paid off. I finished feeling accomplished and ready to tackle the day!
I was pretty sore at the start of my run today because yesterday I completed this workout.
I dubbed it the ‘500 workout’ because I ended up completing 500 reps of various exercises. At least, I think I did. I double checked the math on it twice…but my math skills aren’t the best, especially when done without the assistance of a calculator. If you complete this workout and realize it is only 475 reps, please don’t e-mail me and tell me. Just let me believe I crushed 500 reps. Thanks.
If you want a serious challenge, do it twice and then call it the “1,000 workout.” I wasn’t up for all that though. I rounded out the workout with some supersets, which included drop squats, cross back lunges, plank rows and upright rows. Then I immediately ate 3 pieces of pizza crust from the pizza Dave ordered. How’s that for recovery fuel?
I also polished off a bag of these. Have you guys tried these before?
My sister gave me a bag to try when I was visiting her in Atlanta. Again, I was all like, “nah, I don’t like dark chocolate” and then I tried one and proceeded to eat 3 bags myself. Perhaps my taste buds have matured and I do like dark chocolate now? I’m not sure they are all that healthy, despite the fruit on the bag…but they’re delicious so try them anyways.
Atlas and I have big plans today. We are going to make buffalo quinoa burgers for dinner, play outside with the dogs before temps drop below freezing again (bummer), read some books and practice putting our hands into our mouth (that last one is more Atlas – I’ve got pretty good hand-to-mouth coordination…hence the empty bag of dark chocolate pomegranate candy featured above).
What is your ‘magic number’ when it comes to running? I.e. the miles you need to run to feel like you truly got in a gooood workout. Please don’t comment with something like ’15’ because that will just make the rest of us feel bad. 😉