This morning I realized just how much I really need to get back to lifting and doing some type of boot camp class once a week. I am SO WEAK!
It doesn’t help that an elite triathlete trains with his personal trainer right next to me most mornings I am weight training…sooo MAYBE, just MAYBE my view is skewed. But still. I can feel it. I can feel the weakness in my bones. I need to get into a routine, seriously this time, of lifting each week at least twice a wee or doing body-weight strength training moves.
As a distance runner (oh, I can call myself that!) sometimes weights take a back seat. I get on “weight lifting kicks” and feel awesome and great and stronger and all that jazz…then I fall out of my kick and running is my only priority. Maybe two a day workouts need to happen twice a week. Breaking up the workouts at different times of day may help me not to feel so paranoid about missing a run because of lifting or overwhelmed at the thought of the time commitment to do both. But it will give me a lot more dirty laundry–hmmm. Decisions, decisions.
This morning I squatted, dead lifted, and did a mini kettle bell workout–I also incorporated some other strength moves into my workout including pushups. After I did weights for about 45 minutes I decided to run a quick 2 miles. Again, I am a freak when it comes to “missing” any sort of run. STOP, ASHLEE, STOP!
Today at work has been quite insane so I can’t give you much more than my workout, but I will ask you something…what are your favorite weight routines? Runner specific? Not runner specific? Doesn’t matter. I just need some advice–don’t be shy…tell me how to get stronger!!
Happy Hump Day!
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