Cardio and Workout ADD

Good Morning and Happy Glorious Saturday!


Gus and I just got back from a nice long walk.  The weather was PERFECT for a light jacket and closed toed shoes.  Beautiful, sunny with a nice breeze.  Sometimes I love Spring.

This long walk was the end of my random work out ADD this morning.

Workout of the Day

I slept in until the unheard of hour of 9 AM this morning.  I have no clue what got into me, but I am OK with it.  Extra sleep = extra happy Ashley.

I drank down a quick glass of Nuun and ate a few chunks of granola before heading down to the gym — for some kind of work out (I really had no idea what to do because we had PLANNED to go skiing but last minute Zach changed his mind).


I started the work out with an easy mile on the treadmill watching She’s All That.  My legs said PLEASE NO after yesterday’s hard work — so I called it quits at one and moved over to the weights.


I did a hodgepodge of:

  • incline sit ups
  • bridges
  • push ups
  • bicep curls (20 lbs)
  • overhead triceps (12 lbs)
  • leg press (50 lbs)
  • weighted punches (3 lbs)
  • plank rotations

And then moved onto the bike where I listened to an NPR podcast for 15 minutes and zoned out


I can definitely tell my legs are getting stronger on the bike — which is awesome.

I then moved BACK to the weights for another 10-15 minutes.

Then did a minute hard run, and hit the stairs

Not the stair stepper, but the stairs in my building (thankfully nobody came down in the 10-12 minutes I was in there).  I did our 4.5 stories 10 times and then headed home, where I did another plank and then walked the pup.

Weird, right?  It was one of those mornings I really wish I still had my heart rate monitor because I’d be very curious how high my heart rate got/how steady it stayed.

I will likely do some random strength moves because the BLUES are playing the hometown Av’s so we actually get to watch it on TV.  I normally get bored during commercial and intermission so I’ll probably continue with the work out ADD.

Anybody else every have work outs like this?  Any recommendations for other things I can do when I’m feeling ADD?


First off, thank you all SO much for all your care and concern on my morning post.

I think I had you all a little more concerned than  you need to be (which just shows me how awesome you all are).  I definitely didn’t wake up sick this morning, just woke up very Sluggish — exhausted, and feeling overall run down.

For all you regular readers, you know I’ve been switching up my work out routine a bit lately and trying a bunch of new strength routines.

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I think my body is just still trying to adjust to new work outs, and I myself am still trying to find the correct balance for myself. I’m currently doing 2-3 days of strength, 2-3 days of running, and one total cross training day (with variation of course).

Maybe my body is wanting a little less of something, or a little more?  But either way, the rest my body was asking for this morning was just that. Rest.  Ever since getting very sick after my honeymoon, I am VERY cautious to listen to my body’s cues as I NEVER want to be that ill again.

When my body felt run down this morning, I postponed any activity and rested.  I then woke up, did some light stretches, and went along with my day.  I drank a ton of water, and ate a bit of a higher calorie diet than may be normal for myself.

I spent my lunch stretching and relaxing

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{only the stretch guide. . . not the AMRAP routine}

and feel like post work I may be able to squeeze in a light work out, leaving tomorrow to be my scheduled rest day.

I am going to begin training for a relay in May, so April is the last month where I really want to be flexible and play around with my work outs.  Considering that, and considering that I DO feel better, I am confident about squeezing in a possible work out.  Keep in mind that if I were actually ill, or if I weren’t feeling better, my butt was going STRAIGHT to the couch this evening.

And quite frankly — I wouldn’t still COMPLETELY  rule out that option, if the hubby talks me into it 🙂