sweet recess moves
oh hey, sup? I was at the beach all week and hence, no blogging because I hail from the duo de lazy. Triple chin dog crème coming right up…
Stella’s allergies suck right now. She’s been on various grain-free foods for the last 2 years and we seem to have a few good months then she reverts back to the itchies, paw licking, ear infections, the works. So frustrating. I’m convinced it’s mostly environmental at this point and might fold and get allergy testing/shots done for her. We had a visit to the beach vet for some ear meds since her one ear was super angry from scratching. She was banned from swimming after that so we only ended up with one day of bay fun with the furry lady. Lots of walks though!
I watched fireworks 2 nights in a row (cape may beach won over the bay this year), ate a lot of bbq and seafood…and slept in too much. It’s okay to hate me just a little.
Even though I fully embraced lazy, I did get in a few workouts, none of which were conventional. Lately, I have been alternating between a few days on the weight room floor and a few days of rest/running/playing around. I’ve done some HIITs here and there but I am all over the place and not doing much cardio compared to this time last year (and wayyyy more in 2010 my god wtf). 2 days a week are spent on legs and this is my only weekly consistency…squats, deadlifts, lunges, some new awesome unilateral movements for my hamstrings…lots of variations within all of these. Strong hamstrings do wonders for the knees, I tell ya. My surgery knee is, knock on wood, feeling better and better every day still. If 18 months is considered full-term recovery, I think I am going to feel just about 99% when it’s all said and done. I am currently almost 10 months post-surgery.
This was my gym from a couple afternoons ago…I biked to a nearby elementary school and banged out 3 rounds of the following circuit. It’s amazing what you can do with just a few seemingly craptastic playground structures.
- Run 200m, give or take a few
- 10 burpees
- 10 pushups
- 30 squats
- 30 squat jumps
- 10 pull ups with legs on ground (wide, overhand grip) – 3-4 feet off the ground
- 10 triceps dips
- 10 decline pushups
- 20 box (bench) jumps – these are another milestone for me and ye olde gimpknee!!
- 20 situps
- 20 leg raises
- 30 seconds pretend you’re a badass gymnast (I am so not) and move on with your life.
- 10 knees to chest
The possibilities are endless. Next time I think I’ll bring a resistance band to mix it up.
Got any sweet moves to show off at recess?