The Inception Treadmill Workout

14 Feb

I have updates for you on a few different fronts this morning:

Crossfit

Holy cow, today’s Crossfit workout was a beast!

6 Rounds, for time:
24 KB goblet squats (35, 52)
24 drop lunges (25 lb plate)
24 push ups
400 meter run

It didn’t look bad when I was looking at it, but once I was through the first round, I knew I was in trouble. Once I was through the third round, I thought I might die. Then when I was through the 4th round, I got mad and decided I was going to finish even if I was there all day. That almost happened:

success

..but I made it through. Don’t let that whole “1st Girl” thing make you think I rocked it — I was the only girl who finished. It was a rough workout. Some people couldn’t finish because they had to leave to get ready for work. I was prepared to be late for work to rock it out. Don’t ever let anyone tell you I’m not determined.

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Running:

On Tuesday evening, when I got home from my treadmill run, I told Zach, “I did the best treadmill workout at the gym just now!!” and, because he’s an amazing fiance, he gave me his full attention and said, “What was it?” (he’s so not interested in running, but he pretends to be and that is because he’s awesome.)

I said, “I did negative splits within negative splits! It was so fun!”  He responded with, “That sounds like Inception!”

And then I explained what negative splits were, because again, he isn’t a runner. In case you don’t know, a negative split is when you run (or bike or swim) each portion of your workout a little faster than the previous one.

Here’s what I did:

Inception workout

It ended up being a sweaty time, and a really fun way to do negative splits. I really liked that I was pushing my pace every mile, but got to back off a little each time I started a new mile. I hope you give it a try!

Speaking of treadmill workouts, I tried Molly’s My Heart’s a Flutter workout last night, and it was pretty rough. It really got my heart rate “fluttering”! I ended up only doing a couple rounds and then just jogging it out for a few. I’ll have to try that one again. Thanks, Molly (check out her blog here.)

This month’s mileage isn’t going as smoothly as January’s. It turns out that I spoke too soon when I said my oral surgery went well, I’ve been in pain ever since! Yesterday was the first day I didn’t feel constant pain 😦

So far in February, I have  22 miles, and 2 weeks left in the month. Can I complete 28 miles in 14 days? Maybe. I’ll give it a shot, but I’ll just remember that spring is coming, which means many more outdoor miles are in my future, so if I don’t make a total 50 this month, it’s not the end of the world.

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Weight Watchers:

A quick Weight Watchers update, mainly because I realized that I mentioned that I was following the plan but I haven’t updated you. I’ve lost a couple pounds, but counting points fell by the wayside after my oral surgery. I couldn’t eat at all for 2 days, and then once I could eat, I didn’t really care how many points my food has as much as I cared if I could eat it without pain, so I took a little break. I gained back a couple ounces, but obviously I’m not worried about it, and now that I’m feeling (mostly) back to normal, I’m back to counting those points! I’ll keep you updated!

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Body Image: 

Did you all hear about this?

Apparently in the last episode of Girls, Lena Dunham has an affair with a hot doctor, played by Patrick Wilson, the hottie you see here:

Patrick-Wilson

..and of course, Twitter objected (horrible people should have their Twitter privileges revoked), because, according to said horrible people, Lena Dunham isn’t “hot enough” to score a guy like him:

tweet 1

..and for the “I see why he married her” moment of the day, Wilson’s wife responded:

tweet 2

I want to high-five that lady SO HARD.

Question of the Day:

Tell me about your Valentine! 

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5 Responses to “The Inception Treadmill Workout”

  1. Molly February 14, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I love the name of the negative splits workout! Inception 🙂 That’s very fitting actually, I agree with Zach on this one! And I’m glad you tried my treadmill workout – though, honestly, I only could do a few rounds too! haha I had to go back to jogging for a bit and then I tried the set over again. It is TOUGH, but I need that huge push, so I hope it works well for you too!!

  2. di @ life of di. February 15, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Oh my gosh! Can’t believe the Lena Dunham story. So proud of his wife. And people wonder why women have such complexes??? AHH

    • superfitandpregnant February 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Love the negative splits workout – treadmill running is fun when you can be sure of the speed you’re running at. Did I just say ‘fun’? 😉

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