Yesterday, I took a much-needed day off! I noticed that my legs, particularly my calves, were still very sore and that I, in general, just felt tired. After assessing the past two weeks of my Intercycle, I realized that I have been running errands for my folks and doing various chores for the past two weeks. Given that, I decided to take one more week of Intercycle workouts.
Yesterday, I got up early, as usual, fed the dog, did a few things around the house and got back into bed. During the day on yesterday, I still felt like I should have gotten out there and done something! LOL! I went to bed right at 9:00 pm last night and got in a very good solid 8 hours of sleep---an amount that I don't normally need. I was wide awake this morning at 5:00 and ready to go.
I hit my normal morning routine and did some other things around the house before attacking the full bodyweight workout. I stretched really vigorously and went outside to complete my workout. All of my bar exercises were sufficiently challenging enough and my arm and shoulder felt GREAT while doing them. I decided since I am taking this extra intercycle week, that I would run a little harder and further. Today, I pushed on my 1 mile run, which was actually tough. I guess it would be after 120 (3 x 40) bodyweight squats and calf raisers. I still managed to hit 6:03 for the mile, which is considerable quicker than I ran during the previous two weeks. Wednesday, I will run a 3-mile interval instead of walking. Thursday, I will do my second Tabata workout, so that Friday I can get in a 3-mile run before the next cycle begins.
Tomorrow is Tabata day! Short, brutal and SWEET! LOL!
Have a most wonderful remainder of Monday and week in and out of the gym.
Here is what I did today:
3 x 40 Quasi Sit-ups
3 x 40 Push-ups
3 x 40 Reverse Crunches
3 x 40 Crunches
3 x 40 Bodyweight Squats
3 x 40 Bodyweight Calf Raisers
3 x 40 Reverse Push-ups
3 x 12 Pull-ups
3 x 12 Reverse Pull-ups
3 x 12 Chin-ups
3 x 12 Hanging Leg Raises (Straight legged with Chin-up Grip)