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Day 2 on a Tuesday!

In light of my missed gym visit last Thursday I made up my Iron Pumping Challenge, Day 2 (Thursday) workout last night!

Check out what I did below:

  • Sit Ups
    • Seated Leg Tucks Off Bench
      • 3 sets of 15 reps
    • Stability Ball Crunch
      • 3 sets of 20 reps
    • Straight Leg Pullover Crunch
      • 3 sets of 15 reps
    • Toe Touch Crunch
      • 3 sets of 15 reps
    • Weighted V-Sit Twist
      • 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Legs, Back & Biceps 
    • 21s
      • 2 sets of 21 reps w/10 pound dumbbell
    • Hammer Curl
      • 2 sets of 20 reps w/10 pound dumbbell
    • Hamstring Curl
      • 2 sets of 15 reps @ 50 pounds
    • Lat Pull Down
      • 2 sets of 15 reps @ 60 pounds
    • Leg Extension
      • 2 sets of 15 reps @ 75 pounds
    • Lunge & Lift
      • 2 sets of 15 reps 
    • Stability Ball Back Extension
      • 2 sets of 20 reps
    • Stability Ball Ys & Ts
      • Ys & Ts
        • 2 sets each of 20 reps
    • Step Ups
      • 2 sets of 20 reps
    • Squats
      • 2 sets of 15 reps @ 60 pounds
  • Treadmill 
    • 3 Mile Run
      • 30:10 minutes
        • Mile 1 – 5.8mph
        • Mile 2 – 5.9 to 6.0mph
        • Mile 3 – 6.0 to 7.5mph

The 3 Mile Run was “tough” this time as I decided to start running faster (5.8mph) in the beginning, then continue with the faster pace (5.9 to 6.0mph) throughout the entire run!

In the past (on the treadmill) I have started out slower (5.5 to 5.7mph) and then increased my speed (5.8 to 7.5mph) to make up my time in the end.

However, I ultimately want to be a 10 minute runner “all the time” and not just during a portion of my runs so that means I need to work my way up to running at 6mph an hour for the entire run. 

So that is what I started to do last night………BUT, man was it hard! 

I had to keep telling myself to “not slow down/stop” during the final mile and at the end of my run I almost Threw Up!  =O 

I will keep trying though, taking one day (run) at a time.  =)

Ok, let’s not forget my EATS for the day!




 I also had a few slices of a cuccumber & a handful of peanuts.

Check out the below weblink to see me finishing at Lady Track Shack 5K that I ran this past Saturday!




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  1. February 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I love snacky plates like that for lunch…my favorite kind of food. 🙂

    • February 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah, I am a “snacky” girl and would love if I could just snack all day! But, often times you don’t always get all your notational requirements that way. =(

  2. February 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Good for you for trying to get faster at running. Make sure you take things slowly with it, and it will come eventually. Good luck!

    • February 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      Yeah, I think tomorrow I will start at 5.7mph and go from there. I feel much more comfortable there. I sort of was just testing myself last night to see if I “could” do it you know. Thank you for the nice comment. =)

  3. February 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for listing your workout routine…always looking for new and interesting ideas! 😀

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