Friday, September 27, 2013

Fit Friday #15

Ah it's Friday!! It's been a looong week and I'm looking forward to relaxing on Saturday.
And Fridays also mean the end of my workouts for the week which means it's Fit Friday!

But first before I get in to my workouts I wanted to talk about an injury I have that's driving me crazy. Over the summer I've been struggling with foot pain when I run. It's extremely painful on the bottom of my feet and it radiates from my heel into my toes. When I started my fitness class I brought it up to my teacher and hoping she had any ideas, the minute I described my pain she told me it's plantar fasciitis. She has it herself and said that's exactly how it feels. So I've been trying to heal my feet and taking baby steps back to running, which isn't working out. I'm thinking it started with the shoes I got for my birthday that are the kind that have no inner support to make it more natural to your feet so now I've been putting insoles in my shoes hoping that'll help some.

I attempted a run, but my feet were aching so badly that I had to limp my way back home. It definitely broke my heart and I won't lie and say I didn't cry.
I did Zumba thinking the lower impact wouldn't hurt so much, but my feet were still aching some from my attempted run. I finished but now without some pain.

I've been working really hard to get my upperbody strength back and it's starting to show
They're still tiny, but they didn't look like that not too long ago. Michael and I like to joke that I went from little airsoft pistols to airsoft rifles. Soon I'll have some real guns

Instead of running I decided to take the low-impact option and hopped on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes doing a random hill program. I attempted to be a good blogger and take a picture but my phone has started spazzing out thanks to the ios 7 upgrade so no picture

I have my two fitness classes later in the morning so in my first class we did:
Tabatas (20 seconds of work/10 sec rest 8X)
1. Jump rope
2. Shoulder presses w/ 5# dumbbell
3. Forearm plank to push up 
4. Mountain climbers

Second class:
3 rounds
-50 jumping jacks
-10 kettlebell swings
-10 pushups
-10 air squats
-10 lunges
-10 bicycles


My legs were hurting so badly from Wednesday that Michael and I just did 10 minutes on the elliptical at an easy pace (again, no picture, this time the machine's fault) 
Pretty apt for how Michael and I feel today

And then we spent 10 minutes foam rolling our legs and stretching.

First class:
2 circuits (40 seconds work, 20 second rest for 1st round, 30 seconds work, 20 second rest for 2nd round)
1. Kettlebell swings
2. Coconut run w/ 8# medicine ball
3. Shoulder press w/ 5# dumbbells
4. Side to side shuffle w/ 12# weighted bar
5. Swiss ball lateral T's
6. Jump rope (though I did jumping jacks cause of my feet)
7. Bicycles
8. Burpees
9. TRX hamstring curls
10. Ladder runs
I was dying by the end of the circuits and then my teacher had us do 4 sets of 30 second froggy jump squats, but since I can't jump I did burpees. I could barely peel myself off the ground by the end.

Second class:
Tabatas (20 seconds of work/10 sec rest 8X)
1. Jump rope
2. Shoulder presses w/ 5# dumbbell
3. Forearm plank to push up 
4. Mountain climbers
After that first class I could barely lift my arms which made this whole workout extra hard.

Michael and I were crunched for time (ha, what a pun) for our core day so it was a quick, but effective workout
2 circuits:
1. 25 stability ball crunches
2. 20 leg lifts
3. 20 bicycles
4. 60 second forearm plank
5. 30 second side plank each side
6. 12 supermans

After we got back from the gym this new medication I have to take started to knock me out so I passed out for a few hours and missed Zumba :(

How have you been active this week? 

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