I am now 8 weeks post-op and all I have on my race schedule is the St. Jude Half Marathon December 2. I have also signed up for Marathon #2 which will be in March. Since I’ve lost so much muscle and fitness recovering from surgery, I know I need to strength train at least two days a week. I am only running three days a week for now.
Monday: Rest. I woke up with a sore throat Sunday and did not feel well Monday.
I started weightlifting when I was 21 years old. I know a lot about weight training probably more than I do about running. I did single arm bicep curls with 10 pound dumbbells, Half curls, then two sets of five using 15 pound dumbbells, and two sets of 10 preacher curls using just the bar. For triceps, I did 3×15 tricep dips on the bench, 3×10 tricep pull down on the machine, 2×10 triceps kickbacks, 2×10 skull crushers using the bar, and 2×10 triceps lift using 15 pound dumbbell. I was sore for several days after this workout. Last year I worked up to curling 20 pounds! That’s my goal!
Thursday: I found out Wednesday night, my precious Uncle Jimmy passed away. He did so much for our community and every time I saw him, he would always greet me with a big bear hug and a kiss. I ran 5k in loving memory of him and for his family. My back sweat formed a heart! ❤️
My daughter wanted to go workout at the gym so we worked upper body. She was my first one on one PT client! Aubrynn said she enjoyed her first time at the gym! Showing off our guns. I showed her the workout I did Tuesday (biceps/triceps) but not as many sets.
And that’s a wrap! I ran three days and hit the gym three days! Woo hoo! Do you enjoy strength training? I do not. I would rather run more days, but I’m not quite ready yet. I am linking up with Tricia and Holly for the Weekly Wrap!