Workout Wednesday

Took the morning off of running (to keep my legs fresh for the race on Sunday), but got in a quality strength training sesh. I started a new strength training routine this morning since it's the beginning of May and I had been doing my past one since the middle of March. I try to switch up my routines (by keeping track in my running journal) every 4-6 weeks, especially during a marathon training cycle since I feel like it helps keep me strong and injury-free.

 planks to push-ups

planks to push-ups

I started out my new routine on the bosu ball- 2 sets of 10 of squats (with 10 Ib free-weights) to vertical arm raises (added in a twist in each direction above my head) & 2 sets of 15 balanced skaters (these are sooo good for us runners, but they are HARD). Then moved to the stability ball and did 2 sets of: 20 mountain climbers with forearms on the ball, 10 pikes with hands on the floor & feet on the ball (SO difficult), and 20 sit-ups with 10 russian twists and 10 vertical arm raises (both done with a 10 Ib medicine ball- above my head). Then I moved onto the 10 assisted Dip machine (I am still struggling with these and it may be my most-hated/hard fitness routine ever) and followed that up with 30 rubber band lateral walking squats. Then did some of my pt exercises on the tension cord pulleys! 

 tension cord pt exercises

tension cord pt exercises

Then onto some rolling with my R8! Love this thing so much. It is pretty painful (especially if I hit a certain spot), but I 100% notice a difference the next day when I wake up and am not as tight as I would be if I were just using a foam roller. Also just tried this new Kevita Sparkling probiotic- the hibiscus berry was decent. It had a little too much fizz for me personally, but if you like fizzy drinks, I'd highly recommend it!

That's all for me today! Happy humpday!

Do you like to switch-up your strength training routines?

Whats your favorite go-to drink besides water?