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Valentine’s Day: Part 2 (and some workouts)

February 18, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in the last post, Joe and I had a stay-at-home Valentines Day.  Sushi to go, champagne, fancy dark chocolate, and House of Cards were on the menu.

IMG_3379There is a distinct possibility that my glass is the one on the left.  And an even more distinct possibility that I was already one full glass in at the time this picture was taken.  Dis bitch be classy, I know.

As I mentioned, Joe and I had the task of finding some dark chocolates to try out and here is what we came up with:

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And here is what was inside the green box:

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Aren’t they beautiful?  Those are some fancy dark chocolate bon bons if I have ever seen any.  Just a few days ago, here in Anchorage, there was a Groupon for a new candy shop and I jumped at the chance knowing Valentine’s was right around the corner.  I visited the tiny shop and was warmly greeted and flooded with free samples!  WIN!  I’m not sure if I have any Anchor-town readers but just in case I do, be sure to check out Sweet Chalet Confectionery.

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Some Workouts:

Lately, I have been feeling a little un-inspired when it comes to my workouts.  Outside of the classes I teach and the running PT that I am supposed to be doing, I haven’t really had that hankering, that desire to work and to work hard.

This happens to me from time to time.  It is a usual ebb and flow that I (and I’m assuming many others) go through when it comes to working out.  I still manage to get a workout in each and every day, but – for lack of a better term – the heart just doesn’t seem to be in it.

I have been doing a fair amount of Tabata-style workouts – they have been my go to workout lately.  Mostly because, I don’t really have to think while I am doing it.  Mostly I just react.  When the interval timer beeps telling me to start, I start.  When it beeps again, telling my to rest, I rest.  No thinking.  No counting reps.  Just reacting.

Sometimes working out forces me to focus, other times it allows me to zone out.  It’s a beautiful thing.

Here is an example of a Tabata that I did a few days ago:

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And here is a workout that is inspired by Jen at Peanut Butter Runner.  She recently posted a ‘1000 rep workout’ and, upon reading about it, just knew that I had to try it out.  I tweaked it a little bit and had my Cross Training class do it as their workout today.  Here is what they did:

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Unfortunately we ran out of time but most of them completed at least 6 rounds — that’s still 600 reps which is not too shabby especially before 8am!

After I was done with the rest of my clients for the day, I changed into my own workout clothes and took a stab at it.  I was doing really good, transitioning quickly, and getting round after round done.  That is, until round 6.  I was suddenly so exhausted and couldn’t wait for it to be over!

I did finish and, all in all, it took me about 45 minutes.  Tired, sweaty, and hungry I was happy to be done and maybe just a little bit proud!  You can find Jen’s original ‘1000 rep workout’ here.

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Alrighty, this is where I say goodnight, 3am will be here before I know it!

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