Weekly Workouts: Santa Fe edition
Sometimes you have to make an animated GIF of yourself doing a dumbbell snatch in a hotel gym. That’s a fact I learned this week.
Good Morning! I’m back to talk about my last few workouts with you today! As you may recall, the goal of my workouts this week was to incorporate more weight lifting, as last week was cardio dense, with no real rhyme or reason. This week I was awesome at meeting that goal, and pretty great at just getting active at all, especially considering the fact that I was traveling.
I have been thinking a lot about my relationship with exercise in the past couple of weeks, how I used to do it because I thought I had to, and how I used it to disconnect from my body and to fight it. Things have changed for me and my exercise, SO deeply. It was great to be in the gym all last week and with every lift and sprint, I felt deeply connected to my body, like it was a miracle to have strength after what I put my body through in my early 20’s, and like my opportunity to sweat was something that filled me with gratitude.
Every step is a gift. Every opportunity to tap into my body with sweat is something I earned through eating enough to fuel myself, and relentlessly fighting the shithead in my brain that has told me I am not good enough. I am super happy to be on my body’s team.
I got really deep with my body this week. It’s a good place to be.
So, enough talk. here are the workouts.
Monday: 20 rep 95 pound backsquat, then 20 Push Press, 20 Power Cleans, 20 Overhead Squats, 20 Deadlifts, 20 Front Squats with 3 burpees at the top of every minute- for time. I got 11:55 and used 55 pounds for my weight.
Tuesday: Hmm. I worked out Tuesday, I know I did. I just cannot for the life of me remember what I did. DAMNIT. I think it involved backsquats!
Wednesday: 5 reps of 5 deadlifts at 135 pounds. 1 mile run. 21-15-9 weighted russian twists, mountain clumbers, weighted sit ups, and push ups. I used a 30 pound weight.
Thursday: Rest day!
Friday: Yet another rest day! I left at breakfast, traveled by train, shuttle, airplane, another airplane, and another shuttle and arrived in beautiful Santa Fe around dinner time. I was greeted by a gaggle of people I haven’t seen in just about forever (more people should get married, it’s a totally convenient way to get all your friends scattered across the nation in one spot for a vegan dinner) and dove into a sweet potato and lentil shepherd’s pie before sleeping the sleep of Lacy Davis during any movie ever (which is to say I fell asleep immediately, and slept soundly).
Saturday: One mile run. 21-15-9 reps of the dumbbell clean & jerk (30 pounds) and sit ups, with a 400 meter run in between each set.
Sunday: Tabatas! Goblet squats (30 pound dumbbell), sit ups, tricep dips, dumbbell snatches (30 pounds) and shuttle sprints. That work out was probably my favorite one of the crop. Super excellent.
You are amazing.