First volleyball of the year! The sand was in surprisingly good shape after the winter. I, however, did not magically gain any coordination or volleyball skills over the past year, so I was predictably bad. And during one bout of flailing ineffectually at the ball, I managed to make contact (yay!), but ended up bruising my knuckle and the ball went out of bounds anyway (boo!).
Trail and terrain running around Mattapany. Not especially fast for the trail section (~12 min around the loop), but added some 2-3 minute terrain intervals through some of the nicer sections of woods.
Intervals! 4x400 with 1 minute rest. Felt like a decently hard workout, and not as slow as I feared. 2:00, 2:00, 1:57, 1:57.
First full day back to work, and they're taking it easy on me in terms of duties, so it was the perfect day to get back in the gym and take advantage of all the great resources I have here. Connie and Elise joined me, so there was a fair bit of chatting and catching up, but we all felt like we got decent workouts in, as well- hooray for having awesome co-workers and exercise buddies!
Lots of core work for me- crunches, planks, glute bridges, side planks, as well as arms (bicep curls, push-ups, tricep dips), legs (calf raises, squats- both with and without weights), and back (lat pull downs). Low weights for everything, and 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps each.
gorgeous weather today, so Jeremy, Katherine, Brandy and I went to Greenwell SP for a walk. Tried taking the stroller out for the first trail loop (river trail, ~1 mile), and it worked ok, but a bit unwieldy, so we headed back and got the carrier for the second trail (green trail, ~2 miles).
running35:00 3.0 mi (11:40 / mi)
Jogging (pyramid) with Katherine in the stroller. Almost talked myself out of going for this jog, but figured it was too nice a day to pass. Felt tired and sluggish at the start, and the stroller probably didn't help my peppiness, but started to feel a bit better not quite halfway in.