Hello bloggies, hope you are having a happy day. I am certainly not in a great mood today. Just some stuff,nothing personal/health/family related!
Something that was kick a$$ today, amongst all this gloominess, my cross training. Okay so let me back up a bit, remember when I posted my rough training plan for the upcoming 5K in May, well I modified it a bit. I am doing a modified version of Hal Higdon’s 5K training plan: Novice.
I hate being monotonous and cannot do the same routine day in and day out. I like to add some variations like elliptical and cycling to keep my interest going. And of course all your encouragement’s in the comments section of the post helped too.
I don’t want to jinx this but so far, I am happy with the progress made throughout the week. I am concentrating big time on improving my stamina, breathing and my lower body strength. I haven’t included strength training in my routine yet, ‘cuz I want to avoid any chances of burn out. Slow and steady right!
Since today was cycling day, I decided to do my version of the Anti-Boredom workout. This workout had me in and out of the gym in 40 minutes.
|Minutes||What to do|
|0-5:00||Warm up gradually did this at level 3|
|5:00-7:00||Pedal @85 rpm at level 5|
|7:00-8:00||Pedal @ 100 rpm at level 5|
|8:00-14:00||Repeat above cycle|
|15:00-18:00||Move at moderate level (level 6)|
|18:00-20:00||Move at higher level (level 10)|
|20-30||Repeat above cycle|
Now moving on to dinner. Today was all about blogger inspired dinners. I made Anna’s capsicum stuffed roasted chicken and a side of Roni’s simple stuffed sweet potatoes. Well I left the chicken and stuffed potatoes in the oven and went off to the gym, without telling the husband to shut off the oven. Hence we had sweet potato skins. Oh and the daiya on top of the skins, lets say that was an epic fail too.
Off to work on my thesis…blah!