Believe it or not, there are other things that I enjoy outside of working out. Gasp! No really. The two things that come to mind most, aside from eating, are taking pictures and gardening. By gardening, I mean arranging, because I certainly don’t have a green thumb. I don’t get my hands dirty all that often, but every time I do, I love it. I get lost in it. As for taking pictures… I do a lot of that, thanks to my iphone and instagram. I have always liked being creative. I wouldn’t say I am particularly good at “art”, but I am drawn to it, and I think there is a lot of value in doing something that you can get lost in for a little while. For some people this is cooking, or working on cars, playing an instrument, or reading. Whatever it is that you like to do… you should do it! Obviously, I love to workout… it is definitely my default, but I find that making room for other things that I also enjoy only makes me more ready and able to focus on my training. That’s all I got!
Oh yeah… on this topic of “other” things I like to do… I was lucky enough to be able to put my creativity to work and make some succulent arrangements for the new lobby at CFCM. A few of us girls thought the lobby was looking a little too much like a man cave, so the greenery definitely helps (and cute pillows too)! The pic is one of said arrangements.
What I do not particularly like doing is sandbag workouts. Why? because they are hard and terribly awkward. I usually manage to drop the bag on my head and I always get very very sweaty. At the same time, I have a great appreciation for these workouts… very rarely in “real life” is the weight we are moving all nice and tight and even like a barbell, so it only makes sense that we practice moving it around in its lumpiest fashion… enter, the sandbag 🙂
5 min. SMR, mobility, dynamic
1. PT: Jobes #4
2. General Warmup: 5min easy vclimb
3. Specific Warmup: None
4. WORKOUT: Sandbags
Clean (from ground to shoulder)
3×10 reps ea. 1×10@40#, 2×10@60#
rest 90 sec. between rounds
1-arm OH + reverse Lunge
Crosswalk lunge (instead of walking, lunging)
DB Sots press
3x through – rest 90 sec. between rounds
1×10 ea.@10/20#, 1×10@15/25#, 1×10@20/30#
(second weight is the crosswalk low side weight.)
5. Supplemental: 10x 30/30” Ring FLR’s Fig. 8’s
6. Cool Down: easy 5 min. jog + 2-3 hard efforts
7. Meditation/Visualization: 10 min.
30 min. @ 65% Run