23, 24, 25, & 26

Monday I was overcome by the need to run stairs. I’m getting anxious about finishing the Fight for Air Climb in a decent time. So I ran up and down 20 flights of stairs (they were flights of 14–not quite as many as the Hilton flights). So up 280 steps and down 280 steps. It was one flight that I was continuously going up and down, then back up and down, and so on. Let me tell you, it is MUCH easier to go up after you’ve gone down! I was able to run up and down all 20 flights that I did without stopping or using the hand rail. I don’t think I could have run up 5 flights at the Hilton without the handrail or stopping! I’m convinced being able to go down and somewhat disengage your muscles, if you will, makes all the difference.

Tuesday was a long day; and I overslept. Thus, Tuesday night was a long night! I did a quick workout but not to say an easy one. It was another pinterest find:

Now if only I looked like that when I did it! haha. Again, it was a late night workout after a very long day so I only did it once through. In a more typical workout, I would add an ab circuit at the end and do it at least 3 times through.

Wednesday I got to do a new kettlebell workout! I was very exciting! I love working with kettlebells! They are so simple, anyone at any fitness level can benefit from kettlebells; plus, they are fun to swing around! I have the Bob Harper GoFit Kettlebell in 10 lbs. These kettlebells all come with a video, which is the workout I did. It was a good workout but I’m currently scouring the internet for something a little more challenging.

Finally today…I took the BodyPump class at Gold’s Gym. I have taken this class in the past and I really enjoy it! It is a GREAT full body workout perfect for guys or girls at any level. It is a weight lifting workout so you can use as much or as little weight as you like. My shoulders are already sore so I’m sure I’m going to be feeling it! After body pump I cooled down with a very short cardio burst. I did three laps on the track, again sprinting the long sides and walking the short ends.

All in all a good week so far!! AND of course, I did 23, 24, 25 & 26 burpees. Let me tell you…SO OVER BURPEES! Only four days to go….

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