Wednesday weights

(Yeah, this shirt is mildly inappropriate so I feel weird when I remember I'm wearing it.  That said, other runners seem to find it funny.)

So I hit the gym today for a session with my awesome trainer Hannah, who made me do all sorts of horrible things in the name of getting stronger.  I'm working on core strength and functional running movements, but I also am trying to firm up my noodle arms.  

10 minutes easy riding on the bike.  God, how does anyone do the bike?  Am I jinxing myself for an injury by saying that?

Sumo squats with bicep curls (using 12.5 dumbbells): 3 sets of 10.  I prefer to think of these as Ballerina (plie) squats, but okay.

Reverse lunge with press (started with 12.5, went to 10s, then crapped out on the whole "press" thing and just held the weights with arms down): 3 sets of 10 each side.  Or was it 8?

Box step-ups with bicep curl (10 lb), one leg at a time: 3 sets of 8 each side.

 

 Me trying to look tough, working on my "biceps"

Me trying to look tough, working on my "biceps"

Plank (in push up form) with toes on box, then tap L and R to the side: 3 sets of 10 on each side

Lunge with plate twist (5 pound plate, a little wimpy but what I can say): 3 "out and back" about 25 meters

 

 She doesn't let me put the plate down in between lunges.

She doesn't let me put the plate down in between lunges.

If I'd had more energy I might have thrown in some tri stuff and maybe some Swiss ball crunches. But I didn't, so I didn't.  Cool down?  Nope.  When I'm done in the gym I am so done.

In upcoming news, I'm excited about plans in the work for my charity fundraising for the NYC marathon.  Stay tuned!