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Unplanned rest day

April 5, 2012

Whew!  This has been a busy week!!  Here it is Thursday already and I have some catching up to do.

Been pondering resting, some runners, triathletes, are so driven they rarely take rest days.  The older I get (remember I am a grandmother) the more I appreciate and need rest.  I want to keep going a long time…so taking care of my body is important!  I encourage you to take some rest.  Stop and smell the flowers, they are beginning to come up here!!

Monday: Gym day (but only for a bit longer!)  started with a 20 minute warm-up on the spin bike, then run home 2.3 miles, working on adding milage slowly.

The afternoon at Vinny’s Gym, it was deadlift day!  I really like deadlifts, I really feel strong!!  Deadlifts:  Warm-up 10 reps @ 65#; 5 reps@ 95#; 3 reps @ 110#; 3 reps @ 120# !!!!!  PR!

Then it is Conditioning time!  Continuous (no rest) 7 sets, 10 reps each of V-sits; ring rows;  bench push-ups; squats.


Slept really well…

Tuesday: Rode bike to Vinny’s Gym 10 miles, to watch my husband bench 195#!  He is so strong!!

Wednesday: Stayed in bed, slept lousy…no time during the day to do anything.  Unplanned rest day!


Run to local Panera, have breakfast with a friend, run home.  Total 3.4 miles, 40 min + or -, I forgot to start my watch again on the way home…

Today is bench press day


Thursday Vinny’s Gym:

Bench press: 9 sets of three with just the bar(45#), controlled down and explosive up (well, sort of explosive…)

" Explosive" up

Tire rolls and sledge hammer/tire  pounds for 20 min rotating.  Ending with a Farmers walk with 80# (40# dumbbells)

This tire weighs 175#


Rocking this tire thing!!


Have a great weekend!

Happy Easter!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2012 12:48 am

    Go Grandma go! 🙂

  2. April 6, 2012 3:20 am

    Great pictures! You are kicking some butt!

  3. April 6, 2012 9:04 am


  4. April 7, 2012 4:22 am

    Wow, that is a big tire! And It doesn’t look very easy to roll.

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