A lot has happened since my last post, and not all of it has been good. Since this post encompasses a few different points, I’ll start with the 5k that I had planned.
This is the first race that I signed up for and didn’t run…ever. It sucked. Why didn’t I run? Two reasons: one, I’m just getting over a stomach bug in which the onset started Saturday night and two, I went to see Cirque Éloize – Cirkopolis with my parents/boyfriend which resulted in a late night. The two of those together made for a bad combination, causing me to feel pretty crappy by the time I woke up on Sunday. I feel pretty bad…almost like I just gave up. That being said, I probably would’ve been in a lot worst shape after the race if I’d showed up and ran it, so it was probably best that I stayed home.
End of Six Week Cycle
I said in a previous post that I would show you guys how far I’ve come in my strength training, (I do the same exercises for six weeks and then change it up), so here it is!
|Exercise||Starting Weight/Reps||Ending Weight/Reps|
|Dumbell External Rotation (shoulders)||10lbs @ 25 reps total||30lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Shoulder Press (shoulders)||40lbs @ 25 reps total||65lbs @ 22 reps total|
|Rear Deltoid (shoulders)||60lbs @ 25 reps total||120lbs @ 25 reps total|
|One Arm Bicep Curls (bicep)||25lbs @ 25 reps total||40lbs @ 23 reps total|
|Back Extension (back)||135lbs @ 25 reps total||205lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Standing Barbell Curl (bicep)||40lbs @ 25 reps total||60lbs @ 20 reps total|
|Roman Chair (back)||25lbs @ 25 reps total||65lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Hammer Curls (bicep)||20lbs @ 25 reps total||35lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Lat Pulldown (back)||35lbs @ 25 reps total||85lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Calf Press (legs)||160lbs @ 25 reps total||215lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Barbell Squats (legs)||90lbs @ 25 reps total||120lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Hip Adductor (legs)||135lbs @ 25 reps total||205lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Hip Abductor (legs)||145lbs @ 25 reps total||190lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Assisted Dips (triceps)||100lbs @ 25 reps total||70lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Bench Press (chest)||20lbs @ 25 reps total||50lbs @ 17 reps total|
|Tricep Press (triceps)||60lbs @ 25 reps total||120lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Pec Fly (chest)||80lbs @ 25 reps total||90lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Dumbbell Tricep Extension (Triceps)||35lbs @ 25 reps total||45lbs @ 25 reps total|
|Chest Press (chest)||65lbs @ 25 reps total||95lbs @ 23 reps total|
I’m pretty happy with this! I think my chest could’ve used a little more work, but it is what it is. I’m starting to feel like my normal self again, so I’m hoping in a day or two I’ll be able to hit up the gym.
Have you guys ever had to drop out of a race? If so, what was the context?
-Running Fast, Lifting Heavy