I gave her a kiss and headed to the weight room. I had warmed up at home since I knew I would be short on time, so I got right on the treadmill. I warmed up with a 7 minute jog, this time the whole 7 minutes was at 4 mph! Definitely tougher, but not unbearable. I was concentrating on increasing my stride as well. I have a pretty small stride, so I'm trying to be aware of that. Afterwards, I got right to work on the circuit training and ran through the exercises quickly with virtually no break in between. I was disgusting and sweaty in no time at all! I made it through the whole thing twice in 30 minutes! Since I had a few more minutes to spare, I went back to the medieval machine to do some pull ups. This time, I didn't quite max the counterweight out. I reduced it by 20 lbs and did 10 reps. The last two I had to fight for.
I like to cool down to Pink's Glitter in the Air. It's such a pretty song, and it's perfect for stretching. I think I need to download Scandal's The Warrior or maybe Xena has a good theme song. I never watched it, so I don't know. I'll have to look into that.
Although Xena is a warrior princess, and I am now WP, I have to say I will not dress like her during the Warrior Dash. Why, you ask? See below:
Or better yet:
Just not sure if I can pull it off. At least not while jumping in the mud!