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Rollin' with da Foamies

Last night’s workout with the personal trainer (Michael) wasn’t weights at all. He likes to change things up at the last minute and devise workouts that last 10 minutes but make you feel like dying for 3 days. Last night’s workout was done as quickly as possible and looked like this:

  • 21 pull-ups
  • 21 thrusters
  • 15 pull-ups
  • 15 thrusters
  • 9 pull-ups
  • 9 thrusters

Thrusters look like this, except, we used a regular barbell.

The workout took me 8.5 minutes. And hubs said I looked like I was going to DIE during it. Well, I felt like I was going to die. Today, it’s hard to touch my hair.

After the workout, Michael felt bad that the workout was so short, so he asked us if we wanted to do squats and lunges. If you know anything about me, know this – I will not say no and look like a wuss to a personal trainer. So, we stayed.

Hubs and I each did 4 sets of 30 lunges and 30 squats. I did mine first and while hubs was doing his, I used a foam roller for the first time.

Holy crap those hurt! Michael told me I need to stretch in general but that I really need to stretch my calves and foam roll them often because they have a lot of knots. He also said that he noticed my running gait was odd. < —– Does not like hearing this

When I got home, I immediately bought a high-density foam roller online, which was the same one I used at the gym.

Michael was showing me the difference between the one I bought and some other cheaper varities that bow easily or lose their shape, so I’m glad I spent a little extra money to get a really nice one. Well, as nice as a stick of foam can get at least.

The foam roller comes with a free online 80 minute workout video. An 80 minute foam roller video? Is there really that much to do with a piece of cylindrical foam? Aren’t those like pornos anyway? You’re never gonna watch the whole thing because you’re done after 15 minutes.

Not that I would know.

In other news, registration opened for the inaugural St. Pete Rock n Roll Half Marathon on February 12th.

You can bet your sweet cheeks I’ll be running that. It’s 2 weeks before the Gasparilla Half Marathon in Tampa, but I’ll still run them both. I love that Gasparilla race so much and want to make sure the race knows I can run it without pooping during the whole thing. < —- likes to proof herself to races with imaginary personalities 

Tonight, I have my Martial Arts Fitness class. Hopefully, I can get a run in too because that -59 Weight Watchers points might be in the -70’s now. Maybe this can be a new challenge for me? To see just how negative I can go. Last time I was on WW, I made it to -105 which I thought was quite the New Year’s Eve accomplishment.

Have you run any Rock n Roll races yet? (I’m running my first two this year: Rock n Roll Savannah (full) in November and Vegas (half) in December. Fun!)

Do you have a foam roller? And if so, would you use it to roll pizza dough if you couldn’t find anything else?


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