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A Great Work Out

by Meghann on October 4, 2008

I think my favorite work outs always occur on Saturday mornings. This morning was no exception. The sun was shining, the weather was perfect and I just felt soo motivated (maybe it’s the fact I got up at 7:00 opposed to my usual 5:30 wake up call)!

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I started with the goal of doing some speedwork on the track. I am in no way a fast runner or a sprinter so ‘speedwork’ is never on my fun list. I am much more of fan of seeing how far I can run, not how fast I can. I have been dying to see how fast I can run a mile now after all my training the past couple of months. I’m pretty sure I haven’t timed myself at a single mile since high school and back then it always fell in the 9 minute range. I figured I could at least blast it out at atleast a 7min mile if I did full speed.

I was wrong.

Maybe I should have warmed up and then ran the mile? Either way I went full force right off the bat and timed myself at 8 min 19.7 secs. This is a time I would have been more then happy with back in high school, but I was hoping for something a little faster. Oh well, at least when I was done with my mile I felt I could have still gone farther and that makes me feel good. :)

After my failed attempt at a fast mile I did another 6 laps around the track where I sprinted the straights and walked the turns. I got pretty bored of going in a circle and was contemplating how to change it up. There was a bunch of people with ‘ARMY’ across their shirt doing laps a well and it really made me want to do one of my bootcamp work outs. So I moved to the empty basketball court and started bootcamping it out.

Basketball Court Boot Camp Work-Out

(This first part is x3)

  • Suicides across the width of the basketball court (x10)
  • Jumping Jacks (x30)
  • Butt Kicks (x30)
  • Jump Rope (x30)
  • High Knees (x30)

Ab Work

  • 50 Crunches
  • 50 Reverse Crunches
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 50 Left Crunches
  • 50 Right Crunches
  • 50 Bicycles
  • 25 Crunches
  • 25 Reverse Crunches
  • 25 Reverse Crunches

Back Work (On Stomach)

  • 25 Chest Lifts
  • 25 Leg Lifts
  • 25 Combinations

Arms

  • 10 Push ups (x2)
  • 10 Tricep Bench Bends (x2)

Legs

  • Lunges basket to basket (x2)
  • Side Squats basket to basket (x2)
  • ‘Fast Feet’ basket to basket (x2)

After all that I jogged a couple of laps around the basket ball court to cool down. It ended up being a GREAT work out. I definitely needed that!

I am meeting my parents for an early lunch so my original plans for breakfast were pushed back. Instead I had a nice bowl of cereal. :)

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I pureed a peach and added that to 3 chopped strawberries, 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch and 1/2 cup Kashi H2H.

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This was a great cool down breakfast after I worked up such a sweat. Now I have to take a much needed shower and meet my parents for lunch. Have a great Saturday!

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1 VeggieGirl October 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

Don’t feel discouraged – still sounds like a FABULOUS morning run to me!! :-)

Oooh, love the breakfast (but what else is new, haha ;-) ).

Have fun with your parents today!!

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2 biz319 October 4, 2008 at 11:31 am

Awesome workout! I am going to my nephews soccer game, then out to breakfast. Hope to get in a workout this afternoon. Beautiful day here too!

Happy Saturday!

p.s. and good choice on the salmon! I still wished I liked it, it always looks so good!

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3 caitlin (seebriderun) October 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm

what a workout!!

thanks for the text message earlier!!

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4 Megan October 4, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Love the basketball court workout!

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5 magpie October 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Pretty breakfast :) Have fun with the parents!

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6 wholefoodswholeme October 4, 2008 at 5:15 pm

such a workout would probably have killed me! very impressed!

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