Welp. Thank goodness for The Hunger Games being played at my gym. I hate hour long cardio in the gym – so boring, but necessary.

Woke up around 3:50am with Cor, made breakfast and did the usual routine. Got to the gym with plenty of time to get in a full workout.


It’s all about cross training & getting the HR up, then down, then up, then down. I need to start really training for lowering my HR when things get tough, as well as getting my heart stronger.

Pre-Cardio: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Elliptical: 15 minutes
Cross Trainer: 22 minutes
Bike: 12 minutes

Post-Cardio: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Total Time: 40 minutes (cardio), (56 minutes with foam rolling & stretching)
Cals: 481
Max HR: 175 bpm
Avg HR: 144 bpm (This would have been higher if I stopped it after the bike. Was foam rolling and forgot about it)

Thoughts: I hate pre-period days. I feel so unmotivated and sleepy. Everything feels extra heavy and sore. Blah. I still got up and did it however despite me feeling like shit. No matter what I need to get it done.

Last night I got home around 7 thanks to my town doing construction at rush hour by two on/off ramps to the highway…. genius. I ate, and we headed to Sports Authority to get some hiking stuff. I need to pick up a few things when I get paid on Fri/Sat. But I’m SOOOOOOOO looking forward to this weekend. I need it.

Tomorrow is another lifting day since there is no more obstacle training. I might add more body weight exercise sets here, but we’ll see. Friday is interval training, and saturday is a nice long trail run before hiking on Sunday. Even though I’m tired, I feel really good. It’s mostly all mental. Plus it’s been rainy since last week and I’m sure that doesn’t help.

Nothing exciting, but daaaaaaaaamn am I hungry!!!

Also, been looking at camelbaks..not sure which one I should choose. I figured I’d start with a smaller one for trail runs and work my way up if necessary though.


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