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Move It Monday + Weekend Photos

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Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I didn’t post nearly as much as I would have liked last week, hopefully this week will be better. 🙂 Our weekend was great. We went to Santa Barbara and spent the weekend in an Airstream Hotel of sorts, called SB Auto Camp. I’ll give more details and suggestions on the trip in another post, but check the place out. It’s worth the google search!

Now, let’s get to Move It Monday. I finished up my work out week with a 6 mile run last night, and it went surprisingly well. This week I am going to continue with the same type of workouts, but switch up the resistance training workouts.

(warm up before, & cool down/stretch after a workout.  Always consult your doctor before starting a workout plan)

Monday

Runner’s World Strength Workout

Core Circuit #4

Tuesday

3.5 mile run

Wednesday

Kickboxing – 25 minutes

Runner’s World Yoga Video – 25 minutes

Thursday

3.5 mile run

Friday

Medicine Ball Workout

Core Circuit #3

Saturday

OFF

Sunday

6 mile run

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Tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll put up a post about some Santa Barbara’s to-do’s. In the meantime, here are a few pics! 🙂

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Hope you have  a great Monday!

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Move It Monday, Core Circuit + Apple Orchard Photos

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Can I get a what-what! for these b-e-a-utiful fall temperatures that rolled in this weekend? Man, I am loving it. We woke up on Sunday to a very chilly morning, and decided to go ahead and run before Mother Nature realized she left the A/C on over night. 🙂 I had my long run, which went great, largely because of the cool temps.

We wanted to continue to take advantage of the cool temps, so we took a little road trip up into the mountains, where it was super chilly, to the apple orchards. It was a blast, and the apples were so sweet and delicious. Tehachapi, again, wins for the neatest town ever. Here are a few pictures from Pulford’s AppleTree Orchard.

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Mmmmk. Now for Move It Monday. WooHoo! 🙂

This week it’s time to bump my long-ish run up to 6 miles. Surprisingly, I’m actually looking forward to it. In the between time, there will be more short runs and strength training. Here’s how it looks:

Monday

1 mile run

Resistance Training

Core Circuit

Tuesday

4 mile run

Wednesday

Kickboxing – 50 minutes

Thursday

1 mile run

Resistance Training

*Core Circuit # 4 (below)*

Friday

3 mile run

Saturday

Rest

Sunday

6 mile run

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Core Circuit # 4

Plank Jacks

-do as many as possible in 45 seconds

Dumbbell Side Bends

-complete 10 reps on each side

Hanging Leg Raises ( if you don’t have a pull up bar, sub another lower ab exercise)

-complete 10 reps

Double Crunch

-complete 15 reps

*Do each exercise the designated number of times. Rest, and then repeat 2 times.

(always warm up before exercise and cool down and stretch after, and never start a workout program or routine without previously consulting your doctor)

Move It Monday + Total Body Dumbbell Workout

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Hello everyone! Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. We just laid around the house and did as little as possible. We were pretty successful. 🙂

How was your weekend?

As far as workouts go, this week was sub par. I was called into sub for a 1st grade class on Thursday and Friday, and I let that be my excuse to skip a workout. Whoopsies. 😦 So this week I have to get it together.

My 5 mile run went pretty good yesterday, but I think I’ll stick with it one more week, then bump it to 6 the next time. Here’s how the rest of the week is lined up! You’ll find a Total Body Dumbbell workout below.

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(always warm up before your workout, and stretch after your cool down)

Monday 

1/2 mile run

Total Body Dumbbell (see below)

1/2 mile run

Tuesday

3.5 mile run

Core Circuit #1

Wednesday

Cross train (45 minutes)

Thursday

3.5 mile run

Friday

1/2 mile run

Resistance training

Core Circuit #2

1/2 mile run

Saturday

Active  Rest

Sunday

5 mile run

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Total Body Dumbbell

1. Stationary Lunges w/ Bicep Curl (10 each)

Squats w/ Dumbbell Press (12)

2. Push Ups (12)

Bent Over Row (12 each)

3. Tricep Pullovers (15)

Bicep Curl 21’s

*This workout will be done in supersets. You’ll perform the 1st set of exercises, back to back, and then rest for about 2 minutes. Then repeat 2 times. Then you’ll move on to the 2nd set of exercises and do the same. Same with the third. You’ll do 3 sets of each exercise by the end of your workout.

Have a great Monday! 🙂