Move Your Butt Thursday: Crane’s Pain

Wow. Just four days until the Warrior Dash. What’s good is, I’m excited! I feel ready. I have definitely been working out more than I ever have in my adult life, so, if I’m not prepared this summer, I never will be! I did a practice 3 mile run with a friend on Sunday and felt good. I like running for a purpose. And if the purpose is completing all kinds of crazy obstacles, so be it.

Two weekends ago, I hosted my college girlfriends for a weekend at camp. It was so fun- chit chat, catching up, laughing, relaxing and– for the first time together- working out! We did a little morning workout (preceding a 7 mile run that, no, I was not a part of) that was put together by my friend Crane, a Marine (She’s kind of a bad ass).

We asked for it and we got it. Here’s the workout we not so affectionately call “Crane’s Pain.”

  • 20 jumping jacks x2
  • 30 Squats X2
  • 10 Pushups X2
  • Crunches- 20-10-10-20-Center-right-left-center
  • 2 planks for one minute
  • Sprints up and down the driveway (a hill) The third or fourth sprint was high knees
  • 20 Anterior Reaches x2 (They are BRUTAL- you feel them all the way up your legs the next day!)
  • 20 Hello Dollys x2
  • Walking Lunges- 2 sets back and forth in a wide driveway
  • Bicycle kicks
  • 10 Burpees

Crane and Shea followed that workout with a seven mile run. Holy Moly. That was enough for me.

I’ve been light in my cardio this week, just trying to rest and build strength. Going to do a Pilates and ab workout tonight as we stay in for this rainy weather. Happy Thursday!

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Right after Crane beat me in arm wrestling, brutal!

Move Your Butt Sunday: Warrior Countdown

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Three weeks from today I will be a Warrior! I have been plugging along but most definitely need to bring it up a notch or two in the coming weeks.

Today, I did this workout from Peanut Butter Fingers. I did the arm one with dumbells. I plan to do my Pilates video tonight and get back to my two mile cardio jog tomorrow. I also want to find a way to incorporate this workout, I just found the One Fit Foodie blog and kind of love it.

On Friday, I mixed it up a little with a hike. It was the first official time I used the hiking baby backpack and I loved it. Threw me off balance a little in some of the slippery rocks and muddy parts you have to hop over, but probably served as a little shoulder and leg workout too.

Parker and my teenage niece Molly were great little hikers. We never found the waterfall we were looking for, but man, we had fun!

As far as my at-home workouts, I have found that I really like working with the eight pound weights and am definitely seeing a difference. I feel a lot stronger and they don’t feel as hard as they did the first time I tried them! Are ten pounders next?

Stay tuned!

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