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Working Steadily Along

Every day I tell myself that today's workout is one more day of effort! On good days I am inspired with a workout planned; on days like today I am less excited, hmmm'ng and hawww'ing over "What should I do today?". First things first- what is my day like? Well my husband is working a long shift so that rules out a run with the dog, leaving a family run and/or the stationary bike for cardio. I haven't done intervals this week so I think tonight in lieu of my PM run I will hit the bike for 60 minutes. A short family run might also be fun today.

Strength- day 3. Yesterday was core, with full body cross training the day before. For some reason I am tempted to do back-to-back core days- unusual, but it's what I am leaning towards. Set reps timed rounds sounds fun.

The past week has been still cardio heavy; I am logging 5K runs almost every night with my dog. It adds up! I have been using the bike for short 30 minute steady sets to loosen up. I am also managing alternating days of strength (full body compound/plyometric) and dedicated core. I am averaging 6 days/week. Every day is one more day of effort- closer to my goal- to be as fit as I can be! Today lays before me and I haven't done anything yet! Off to do some stretching!


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