I was up at 5:00 this morning and got things done in anticipation of an early leg workout and the trip out to the DMV, among other things, with my stepfather. I got the morning routine taken care of very early and was ready to hit the workout. BUT, my stepfather got up early, READY to go to the DMV. I told him on yesterday that I would be taking him AFTER my workout. Knowing me, however, I knew it would be difficult to get in a good workout with him sitting waiting to go. I sucked it up and pretty much ended up turning my day upside down. The good thing is that the DMV held true to statistical form. Statistically the best day to go to DMV is on a Wednesday. NEVER, if you can help it go on Monday or Friday! The drive was the longest thing about the trip. We were in and out of there in less than 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the trip was to add a "Daylight hours" restriction to my stepfather's license. After getting of there, he decided he needed to go to Petersburg to buy fresh fish. Although less than 10 miles apart, there is just no easy way to drive from Hopewell to Petersburg. So, that took up a good chunk of time. We got the fish and, YES, I had a list with me from Mom! LOL! That was the "among other things" listed above! Anyway, I got home very close to 2:30 pm. I was a little past my "psychological peak" for getting in today's workout, but I drank a cup of hot coffee and pushed forward with the leg workout. Once going, I got it in. I threw on the 20-pound weighted vest and got in my lunges, and 1-legged squats and calf-raisers.
Unfortunately, my stepfather, decided he needed to have some work done in the back yard, which is where my running course is. I had no clue as I was about to go get my 3-mile interval run in with the rope jumping, bounds, and traveling lunges and bounds. So I thought I would get in a bit of rest until the work was done. Nope, Mom needed help hanging curtains! By the time this, and a few other things, were thrown in, I was ready to get in the cardio, which went remarkably well considering I had to wait two hours to get it done. So I am glad that I got everything done and got the folks what they needed as well...or did I? Well the light blew in the refrigerator, so I was off to the dollar store downtown to purchase a bulb and the laundry detergent Mom forgot to add to the list earlier! NOW, they have everything they need...for today! Anyway, I finally got in the first and probably only meal for today and have finally gotten a chance to sit down for a spell and blog.
As an aside, I saw one of my friend's blog entries on yesterday and he is considering entering the 2013 $100,000 Bodyspace Transformation Challenge (something like that). For whatever reason, it tweaked my interest. The 2011 male winner is one of my friends on here. He and his wife won. They looked AWESOME! Anyway, I have been struggling over the past few weeks with ways to overcome complacency in my workouts and to continue to tweak them, while challenging myself. After reading the surprisingly simple rules, it certainly is beginning to appeal to me to enter. If nothing more, it will give me the opportunity to experiment with some of the changes I was planning on making to my workouts later in 2013 and the opportunity for the first time in about 10 years to implement a true cutting diet toward the end of the 12 week (84 day) contest. What do my friends, old and new, think? I think I need a challenge.
Tomorrow I hit abs, the usual stretching and Thursday cardio. Hopefully, the legs won't be too flat during the run.
Right now, I am about to take the bleeping dog out for his nightly potty break! LOL. Then, I will probably just take the remainder of the evening off. Tomorrow, I have claimed for MYSELF! LOL! We will see how that works!
Anyway, have a great night!
Here is what I did today:
- Stretching Regimen
- 3 x (2 x 35) Lunges with 20-lb weighted vest
- 3 x 35 Seated Calf Raisers with 20-lb dumbbells
- 3 x 35 1-legged Squats with 20-lb weighted vest
- 3 x 35 1-legged Calf Raisers with 20-lb weighted vest
- 3-Mile Interval Run (with the following elements integrated):
- 5 x 1-Minute Rope Jumping
- 5 x 40 yard Traveling Lunges
- 5 x 40 yard Bounds