Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What I've Been Doing During Taper

Last night was another body killer (in a great way). Another 5 miles in sprints were ran and then ripped class started right after. All I can say is WOW!! She changed up the routine (like she does every 4 weeks). Man, my body took a beating (and I think every one's in that class did). More water breaks were taken and a whole lot of sweat was left on the ground (more than normal). We work every part of our body in this class, but my arms feel it most (I guess that's the most out of shape part of my body).

Once I got cleaned (aka a quick shower), we had dinner, but I was still wanting something extra. So, I made our tea. I'm in love with chai tea (I know, I'm late to the game). I had also made some coffee cake muffins, but they're just ok and nothing to really talk about. But, this did really hit the spot. I all this food was consumed, I was ready to relax, then hit the hay. I did have a 4 am wake up call.

This morning, I ran a nice, easy 4 miles. Nothing special. I did get caught up on my local news while I ran. This is the only time I have time to get my news (I'm usually asleep by the time Daily Show or Colbert is on).

I have a few favorite workouts during my taper. This may be old news, but a favorite of mine. You start in the plank position. Hold it there for a few seconds.

Then, you bring your left knee to the outside of your left elbow. Repeat with the other side. I repeat both sides 8 times each. It really works your core!

Don't mind the hair growing out of my ear, I'm still trying to figure out out to put up my new(ish) short hair.

What's your favorite workout move (not including running)?


  1. I like to go into plank, hold for 10 seconds, then lower into a pushup position, hold for 10 seconds, then go back up to plank, hold for another 10. Rest. Repeat. It sucks and makes me all shaky, but it works. lol

  2. Awesome job on another killer workout!!

    I hate planks and all variations, but I know that's an awesome exercise. My favorite non-running would have to be swimming these days!