Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Back to Working Out

Sunday morning I pulled socks onto my feet for the first time. I then put on my running shoes and Topaz and I headed out to the trail. We ran for 7 miles; I actually ran it. I was quite suprised and very pleased. Everything felt good; I was so happy to be running. I was thinking that one week ago, at that very time, I had one hour left of my 100 mile race. Awesome.

Last night I went to the gym for the first time in 3 weeks. I was beginning to lose my biceps. Tyler told me they are 'just beach muscles anyway, Mom' but damn, they look good. It was nice to go back. There are no women that lift in the gym I belong too. All of the women are running on the treadmills. They guys all asked about my race, asked where I'd been and how I'd been doing. They assured me I hadn't lost my muscles.

I did lift a bit less than I did when I was last at the gym. I was lifting personal bests a few weeks ago; last night I was down a few pounds but that's OK. I have lost 8 pounds this month, I'm sure it's fat and not muscle.

I lifted biceps/chest:

Chest:
DB Press: 40x8x2
BB Bench Press: 130x8x3
Pec Flies Machine: 120x8x3

Bicep:
BB: 50x8x3; 40x8x3; 30x8x3
DB: 30x8x3; 25x6x4
Lever Pull: 80x8x3

Tonight I'll try shoulder/back and will run 5 miles around the baseball fields.

2 comments:

Donna said...

OK, so I've been reading your blog for quite a while now. One day I clicked on it from Skwigg's blog and have been hooked ever since. I just wanted to finally post and just say how awesome I think you are. I find it soooo amazing that you run 100 miles, all at once. My legs hurt just thinking about it. Then, I see your recent post, and the girl can pump iron too. Incredible!

marathonP said...

Glad you're back in action Julie. My daughter Lexie and I are heading up to Big Sur to do the International Marathon there this Sunday. Should be beautiful. If you are ever up for a light little 26.2 mile run (I know, 25% of your usual) by the ocean you should try it some day :)

phil