Juneathon Day 3: dumbbell workouts

Just a quick blog today as I realize that this blogging every day thing might get tiresome to read, so we’ll keep it light – sort of like my workout! My legs are so sore from my run yesterday that it was difficult to walk around the office today. Legs hurting? Switch to upper body workouts! My personal trainer (AKA the husband) coached me through a dumbbell circuit. I’m looking forward to gaining some actual upper body strength this summer. The workout was semi-hard. I did two circuits instead of the recommended three, but to be honest, it was getting hard enough that my form started to falter and I wanted to give my muscles a challenge without sweating too much today. Happy Tuesday all!

Juneathon Day 2: Up with the Sun

I woke up this morning REALLY early (Like, before my alarm even thought about going off) and just couldn’t go back to sleep. Normally this would be ok on a Monday because I could get up for work, but today is the last day of our vacation and I was hoping to sleep in. I definitely wasn’t in the mood for an early morning run. So what did I do? I went for a run. Go figure.
My husband was still sleeping; I didn’t want to bother him by turning on a workout video or hopping around doing cardio so I put my running gear in and before I knew it, I was out the door.
No training plan, just a nice easy run. 3k today and it was pretty awesome. I came home and did a short cardio/ab circuit workout. I am going to take a picture a day during Juneathon to see what working out everyday can do. I hope I have the dedication to commit to a great workout every day- I don’t want to disappoint myself.

Slow Start to Juneathon

My husband and I are on a mini-vacation this week. We went to a bed and breakfast in Maryland and spent a lot of time relaxing! Our first B&B, by the way, and we were the only ones there because it was so early in the season. We had the whole place to ourselves! I highly recommend this place: The Mansion Inn in Snow Hill, MD. It’s beautiful and quiet and they really make you feel like you’re guests in their home. As soon as we got there, they offered us a drink from their piano bar- we were allowed to borrow bikes and kayaks. We went for a ten mile bike ride on Friday- mostly flat terrain but some tougher sections! Beautiful scenery, cruising right alongside the bay. Yesterday was the only day we got any sunshine, so we took it as an opportunity to jump in… I mean slowly ease into the cold water of the bay. Then we went to my cousin’s graduation party and spent some time at my aunt’s.

Today I had planned to run for my first day of Juneathon, but didn’t have time between visiting family and driving home. This morning we walked around quite a bit at a flea market and then at the zoo. I did a quick yoga session when we got home, so Juneathon: Day 1 is done! Not as strong or aggressive a start as I’d have liked, but there’s always tomorrow for the run.