Last night I had my second workout with my trainer at the new gym.
You can stalk me, but my trainer could kill you with his bare hands, so, yeah, there's that.
Technically, this picture was taken in my office bathroom, before I left for the gym. I was excited. Clearly.
So, something cool this gym does that the old gym didn't: If you don't need a locker, they're just hold your keys at the front desk. Score! It makes a ton of sense.
I'm still weirded out by being at a new gym. Part of it is, it's not *my* gym. I don't know where everything is, I don't know the people there, I don't fully know how things work. New is scary. Plus, while they have TVs on every treadmill, they don't have subtitles when you turn the volume all the way down.
First world problems.
Foam rolled my IT band and calves.
20 wide-v lunges (so, instead of walking lunges in a straight line you angle each step out to the right or left, depending on which leg is going forward) with curls
20 side lunges (10 each direction) with curls
10 "box" jumps (onto the edge of a flower box). I LOVE THESE!!!!
Okay, this next set was all done using a TRX with my heels hooked into the loops, lying on my back. I'm just going to try to describe them.
10 lift my butt, and bicycle my legs, sort of, but keeping even pressure on the loops
10 butt lifts
10 butt lift then bring both knees toward my chest
Again, TRX. My trainer called these "TRX mountain climbers" even though they're weirder than regular mountain climbers. My toes were hooked into the TRX loops for both, with my stomach facing the ground, but only my hands were actually touching the ground, so my neutral position was sort of like a plank.
10 pike, then bring one knee toward the chest, then legs out, then pike and bring the other knee in
10 pike, then bring both knees into the chest, then legs out
Weird. And difficult. But they were difficult because of my muscles, not because it was so complicated that I couldn't emulate it. So, basically, GOOD difficult.
It was a sweaty day.
Which you know I love.
My trainer talked about maybe doing a crossfit type bootcamp once a week. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I would totally fit that into my budget/schedule. I love working out with him. If I were rich, I would have a session with him every day. But, I'm not.
He did invite me to go running with him tomorrow, in the heat of the day, around the lake by my house. He's definitely faster than I am. But, it will be good. I'll get to push myself. And he'll get to call me a wuss.
I don't think I'm going to bring my camera, because while he knows I'm some sort of queen dork, I don't think he understands the extent of it. Plus, if I'm going to keep up with him, I'll need to focus on the running, not the picture taking. I AM trying to figure out the most sweatarific shirt I can wear, though, as I'm sure I'll be drenched by the end.
I also have a casual running club run Sunday morning. It's been a while since I've been able to get the team together, so I'm excited.
Monday my friend Andrew is doing the Crossfit Mervyn, or Merkin, or Munchkin or something like there. I'm going to cheer him on.
I'm also contemplating doing a half marathon Monday morning with the EMTs. We'll see if the timing works out.
So, action packed weekend.
What are your plans for the weekend? More importantly, how are you going to fit exercise in? Are you racing this weekend?
What's your favorite BBQ food?
Anything drenched in BBQ sauce is aces in my book.