Why I shouldn’t do abs the night before BodyPump…

Tuesday Workout: 4 mile run (38 min, 50 sec) on TM, BodyPump class

I kicked my butt Tuesday afternoon at the gym!!!  I taught music lessons all day at school and went straight to the gym when I was finished.  Since BodyPump was at 4:30 and I had about an hour to spare, I thought I should get on the treadmill.  I could tell right away that I was tired and sore from the ab work on Monday night.  Probably not the best idea in the world. (Note to self: do not do planks and other difficult ab work the night before BodyPump- it will hurt) I AM SO SORE TODAY!

My goal was to do 4 miles on the treadmill at the gym and I did with a quick walk in the middle and kept my pace at 6.3 mph and above for the entire time I ran.  I’m hoping this treadmill work helps develop my speed outside.  Just keeping myself under a 9:30 min/mile pace on the treadmill for longer periods of time should help me when I get the guts to go back out in the heat!  Next week I will be at the beach and most likely only able to run outside if there isn’t a gym.

When I got to Pump, I was feeling gutsy and decided to go a little heavier on my weights.  I can’t feel my arms today and my triceps are dead.  All the arm stuff killed me and then I got to planks at the end and just laughed. My stomach is so sore!!!!!! BodyPump – 1 , Holly – 0

Fake smile after the gym. I’m exhausted.

Thank goodness I found this in my car. I was absolutely starving and probably would have had road rage driving home if I didn’t eat something.

I did get food when I got home… grilled veggies salad and turkey meatballs 🙂

After eating and kicking my own butt at the gym, I showered and headed over to my friend Kim’s for some girly fun.


Ah, yes… me with air-dried hair posing with a Wii remote with Kim 🙂


Posted on June 15, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I definitely found I run faster outside than on a treadmill. Not sure why that is, but it makes me happy come race days! 🙂

  2. I think the treadmill is torturous at an 8:30min/mile pace, but outside that feels comfortable for me. It’s weird how they can be so different.
    Love that you guys played wii on girls night!

  3. Do you sweat?!?! Every time you post an “after” BodyPump picture I’m impressed by the lack of sweat. I would look horrendous!!!!

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