Summer training journal is rounding out as we speak. I have done lots of running, walking, hiking, outdoor stuff this summer. Not much lifting in the way of iron plates and dumbbells but more in the way of rocks, boards and lately, 40 pound bags of sand and gravel for our sidewalk rebuild at home.
I ran a bit while at the beach and did little else but relax. Got a couple of workouts in the week we returned home and rounded out that week with two of our biggest events of the summer at work. Last week grabbed a lunch run one day and a couple of quick full body routines. What I am saying is that I have been pretty lacking in the sense of a routine this summer and just more interested in sweating and stress relief.
And now we are officially into fall here. Temps have dropped off a bit into the 70s for the most part, although we have had a heat wave the last few days. Some storms tonight will bring in a cool front and we are dipping back into fall. The first few leaves have started to fall and at camp are already turning. I think somewhere in the last couple of weeks our hummingbirds have also decided that it might be time to pack bags and make their way to a warmer spot for winter. This makes me sad in particular because I love feeding them and watching them buzz around and chitter chatter.
My training interests are turning inward like they always do when the staircase begins to spiral downward. I miss my iron and my pull-ups. I miss grunting and lifting and being sore from tearing shit down and letting it heal.
So, this week I have mostly lifted both weights and sledgehammers. We have some odd demo needing done at work and I headed up my own little crew because our real one is building a storage facility at the moment. While they play with big toys, my little rag tag bunch knocked the hell out of some rotting boards, retaining walls and railings at our pool in prep for a little tender loving renovation. Three lifting sessions this week. One was a leg routine, 16 sets of one legged deads, leg presses, curtsey squats, goddess squats, and leg curls. Another was a chest/shoulder circuit combo. Tomorrow will be legs and pull-ups. Don't think I'm some super strong pull-up girl. I can do about two to three reverse grip chin-ups. The rest of my pull-ups are chair assisted. LOL. But, they DO still work the muscles if you do them right. I also did a lunch run one day this week on a hot day when I just felt like getting out on the trail for one of the last days of the season.
Sadly, I missed yoga this week. I am having worries about going to a different class than my beginner class I am so comfortable in. LOL. I need to grow up but I'm eskerrrrreeedddd....
Because the ability to express ourselves and care for ourselves through motion is something we should be grateful for...