I can barely believe that it’s been a full month since I pulled the plug on Ironman Cairns and shifted my focus completely to a strength training focus. A full month on no cardio, all weights, and lifting heavy.
Phase 1 is finished!
Looking back, the first phase went by so quickly! Most days, it was pretty easy to get up early and knock out my workout before heading into the office. It has been such a fun change of pace and I’m seeing just a few little changes in my body already. Some muscles that weren’t there before.
It’s been really fun to not have things I HAD to do on the weekend, which left me able to do fun Colorado things when I wanted to! No worries about being too sore and messing up my next workout. More focus on fun!
Speaking of Fun…
… I did a few non-workout activities last week that feel firmly into the FUN category.
It started with my first fencing class on Tuesday! Well…second class? The first was at the Olympic Training Center with my leadership class, so my first official lesson at South Denver Fencing was a bit of a repeat. I’m really excited for my second lesson tonight! I need to figure out how to get photos from class, I know!
The bootcamp that started the day was tough, especially after a leg day on Thursday! It was definitely cheating on my “no cardio”, but how many chances to you get to join an event like this?
Like I mentioned yesterday, I also got to learn a lot more about Oakley and that their sunglasses actually are different. It was really interesting seeing the tests they do to confirm the lens design reduces eye strain, something that would be really helpful for me since I’m already staring at a computer screen most of the day!
I’ve got my eye on this pair of sunglasses – Little Black Dress. Time to start saving my pennies to get these!
As the day was wrapping up and I was waiting for my screen-printed Oakley shirt, I found out that I had been chatting with Lisa from Mom2Marathon.com – another FitFluential Ambassador!
I continued the fun on Saturday, starting with a morning yoga class in one of the parks in our neighborhood! This was the first week of the free sessions – every Saturday just down the street. It’s great to just walk down a path, lay out my mat, and practice yoga in the fresh air.
That same afternoon, Kirk and I went hiking with my parents at the Deer Creek Trail – just 20 minutes from our house. This is the same spot I went hiking last weekend. We covered just over 6 miles this weekend and got to show my parents a little more of the natural beauty of Colorado!
So this recap has gotten REALLY long, which means it’s time to wrap it up!
Questions for you:
What was your favorite active activity from the past week?
Have you ever done yoga in a park (or other cool outdoor location)?