After spending the last few weeks stuffing my face with everything in sight (and a failed marathon attempt), I was more than ready to get back into the gym today. Grandma’s Marathon is on June 22nd, 2019 which will give me roughly 7 months to get ready to crush balls. AKA: Finish Time in under 3:33:33.
A couple of things to note. Messages from the Universe are free to everyone. Sign up and give em a listen, why not? Secondly, I have been using Elite HRV, it is a free app. I just wrap my heart rate monitor around my chest first thing the AM before I get out of bed. My HRV score will be a large determining factor when deciding if rest days need to be added or rearranged, along with my overall mood and quantity/quality of sleep the night prior. As I get older, I see the side affects of sleep (or lack there of) much clearer. 8+ hours is needed for this guy, no question about it. Moving forward, the blog/journal posts will be organized and pretty bare bones in this fashion: Message from the Universe, HRV score & Sleep, Yoga Session, Workout and lastly an Internet Fact or Fiction Statement. I don’t really give too many fucks about my body’s appearance per say, but I have included photos from today’s starting point. It is interesting to monitor change as we tend to be our biggest critics. So why not!?
I choose to have an amazing week!
I wake up excited and ready to get from the day!
I am present in every moment
I have the power to create change
I believe in the good things coming
I let go of all negativity that rests in my mind & body!
HRV score: 61
(Home) -Yoga: Day 1 - Ease into it.
(Gym) - 30 Min Hike on the Treadmill Warm Up equated to 1.6 miles. Ave pace was about 3.3mph and I gained almost 600ft in elevation gain.
15 min roll out with foam roller and mobility ball
Stability Circuit: I do each exorcise back to back with no rest until the circuit is completed. I went for four rounds today.
Reach-backs - 15/side
2. Clam Shells - 15/side
3. Prone Cobra - 30sec up/30 sec rest x4
4. Hip Extensions - 10 w/10 sec hold at top
5. Seated Tummy Vacuum’s - 25 Breaths
6. Prone Plank - 60 seconds
Notice my left shoulder is lower than my right. My left hip is crazy tight and will be working thru mobility issues!