I actually had a great day of working out at the gym! I got there at a decent time, got one of the "good" treadmills to do my short easy run on and then got my weights/strength work done and even stretched with little to no issue. There were a couple of machine campers I had to wait for, but it wasn't long, so no big deal. The only problem I really have right now is the fact that one of the newest gym members is a person that I used to work with. We didn't really get along that well (she was BFFs with the person above us, so I pretty much got shit on constantly while she got to do whatever she wanted all the time - including tell me what to do - with little consequence). I was so happy when I was able to leave that job for a better position with better pay elsewhere. But to see her again, still with that snarky look toward me just pisses me off. I know I shouldn't let it, but one of my many flaws in this life is that I can hold onto stuff forever. It takes me a long time, if ever at all to let go of a grudge. I pray every day for God to help me in this area. I am not perfect.
Ok, I'm starting to get off topic again.
My run went really well. It was just an easy 3 miles and change on the treadmill. Nothing too much to say about it. Hamster on a wheel.
Mile 1 - 9:42
Mile 2 - 9:22
Mile 3 - 9:05
Overall: 3.22 miles in 30:24. Average pace: 9:26.
My strength training was awesome. As badly as I wanted to increase some weights, I reminded myself that I'm now in a taper of sorts, so it's probably not the best time to do that. So, I stuck with exactly what I did the last time. I ended the workout feeling great. Worked over, but in the good way.
Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 12 @ 10 lbs
Abdominal Crunch - 3 sets of 20 @ 45 lbs
Back extension - 3 sets of 15 @ 65 lbs
Triceps Press - 3 sets of 15 @ 35 lbs
Pull down - 3 sets of 12 @ 30
Chest Press - 3 sets of 12 @ 25
Seated Row - 3 sets of 15 @ 25
Biceps curl - 3 sets of 12 @ 15
I also did the WOW again. I really like this one. It's probably my favorite so far. Today's plank was a pushup plank that I held for 5:17. My trick lately for my long planks is to pick a random song from my iTunes that is around 5 minutes long or longer and hold it for the duration of the song (if I can, of course).