Trick or Treat – or strength train…

Tonight started off with dinner with a fantastic view of Seattle – even when it’s cloudy and grey, this city is so beautiful. After dinner, we hurried back home to make sure that we could pass out candy to the neighborhood kids.

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While waiting for trick-or-treaters tonight, I decided that it would be a good idea to do some circuit training (since I didn’t have time to go for a run today after work/dinner). Also, it was a good way for me to avoid eating ALL the candy that I had bought.

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When I do circuit training, I try to focus on strengthening my core, hip flexors, and glutes – areas that are key to good running form. I’ve noticed in the last few races that I’ve done that as I get closer to the finish, I can definitely tell that my form is falling apart. So, in this training cycle, I’m going to focus on strengthening these problem areas – with the idea that I’ll be able to finish my races stronger.

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Because Jonathan and I both like being able to work out at home, we have a wide variety of fitness accoutrement. Guess whose medicine ball is whose? The couple that circuit trains together stays together, right?

For today’s circuit training, I cycled between medicine ball sit ups, side and front planks, and wall squats (also using the medicine ball). Thank goodness for kind boyfriends, who humor me by taking pictures of me working out (also, the outtakes are priceless!).

In between circuits, I was able to get some meal prep done. Watching football yesterday meant that I didn’t have time to do my usual Sunday lunch prep.

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Unfortunately, we didn’t get any trick-or-treaters (since it has been particularly rainy today). However, fortunately for me, I was able to have a productive evening, even if I didn’t get to go for a run.

How did you spend your Halloween?

 

 

 

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