At the 3 mile mark.
My guy feeding the chipmunk we came across!! He had no fear!
Part of the “stairs”. There were several inclines, even steeper than this.
About 1.5 miles from the top, picture is of the summit.
At the summit, looking down (towards the previous picture’s location)

Going back down – the guys in front talking about how to look normal.

…and the talk didn’t work.
We had about a quarter of a mile to go and stopped for kissy picture. Notice my awkward laughing since my guy was making fun of my little legs.
At the 3 mile mark we took some pics. Here is me trying to lick my boyfriend…again.
Our guide was none other than the Native American, haha!

So now that the hike is over, I still have to stay it was a blast. I need to do it more – both when it’s colder and warmer. I LOVE being outdoors and I think I got the guys hooked for one last hike before it starts to snow.

Monday was my day off, and also a day to plan for the rest of the week. My gym clothes…and clothes altogether were scattered in different bags and parts of the room. I also went food shopping and grabbed some protein as we were all out. So last night I finally got home around 6:30ish, ate, cleaned, made protein drinks, made lunches, got ready for bed and I was fuckin out.  Theres very few times I feel THAT completely drained. But I did get a lot done, so I’m excited to get back on track this week.

My diet hasnt been the greatest..I have to get more veggies in there, and stop being so stubborn about it. So today, I packed a huge chicken salad, bell peppers, green tea, frozen veggies, oatmeal, etc for the week.

TUESDAY – WTS + ACTIVE RECOVERY
My body doesn’t hurt too bad. It’s mostly weird places – like the tops of my feet, my shoulders, and the outside drops of my quads. I’m just getting over my period as well, so I think tomorrow I’ll feel a lot more rested & ready to push it.

Pushups x 3 sets, 25, 15, 10
Pullups x 3 sets, 100lbs x 12, 10, 8
Dips x 3 sets, 12, 15, 15
Planks x 3 sets, 45 seconds, 40 seconds, 30 seconds

Overhead shoulder press: 50lbs x 3 x 12
SLDLs: 50# x 3 x 15 & Deadlifts x 3 x 12
Bent Rows: 50# x 3 x 15, 14, 15
Plate Raises: 25# x 4 x 5 reps

Pre-Cardio: 0.5 mile warm up run, stretching
Post-Cardi0: 1 mile incline run & stretching

Total Time: 57.36
Cals: 423
Max HR: 170 bpm
Avg HR: 127 bpm

Thoughts: I was tired today, well my body was. I pushed it still through sore muscles and negative thoughts. I wasn’t in the best mood, but I feel somewhat better. The first two days after either a big obstacle day, hike, etc, is always more disheartening because I don’t “feel” optimal. But I know I can’t always train when I feel the best.

I did this workout as fast as I could. I kept it between 30-40 seconds rest inbetween each set, and even did the SLDLs and Deadlifts together since the weight was so low. I think I like doing it this way for the first lifting portion of the week. The second day, Thursday, is heavier and less timed.

Weekly Plan

Sunday – 9 mile Hike
Monday – OFF
Tuesday – Lifting + Recovery Cardio
Wednesday – Long cardio + Stretching/Foam Rolling
Thursday – Lifting + Stair Master
Friday – Intervals
Saturday – Trail Run (6 mile attempt)
Sunday – Obstacle Training

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