Whoa. Is it really the 24th day of August? Today was the first day of class for ISU here in Normal…made me reminisce back to my first day at ISU! I was so nervous!!
Although it’s the end of the summer (ouch, it hurts just saying it!) I had my first real summer pie on Sunday:
Strawberry rhubarb. You heard me; strawberry and rhubarb pie.
So I didn’t bake it myself, but Fresh Market did a damn good job of it for me.
With ice cream!
Growing up, my mom would always make a strawberry/rhubarb mush in the summer. All it was was frozen strawberries, fresh rhubarb, and sugar. And it was amazing:)
One of my clients is experiencing a first of her own as well…her first solo workout sesh at the gym! I’ve been working with her for four months now, and she’s finally confident to go in on her own and complete a workout – I’m so proud I wanted to have her get in a good mix of cardio + weights, so I drafted up the following workout.
This workout is sure to FLY by. It involves both cardio and strength training and is a complete boredom buster!
Total time: 1 hour
|Stability ball squats||10 lb. dumbbells||12 reps|
|Arnold press||10 lb. dumbbells||10 reps|
[repeat 2 x’s]
|Bent over barbell row||40 lb. barbell||10 reps|
|Pushup [modified w/ smith bar]||body weight||10 reps|
[Repeat 2 x’s]
|Deadlifts||Olympic bar||10 reps|
|Planks||body weight||90 seconds|
[repeat 2 x’s]
Enjoy If you try out this workout, let me know how it goes! Let me know if you have any questions, and as always, seek the advice of your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Coming up this week in Fitness at RAN
- How I create training plans for upcoming races
- I’ll post the details of my next Friday Fun Run – it will capture how to utilize the last lovely days of summer while getting in a heart pumping and fresh workout.
Well I’m off to go do today! It’s going to be a marathoner – all day at the BIC, then a night full of clients (including a new one! )
How do you fit strength training in your workout routine? Since I’m all about running in the summer/fall, I aim for full body strength training twice a week, usually on its own or along with some lighter/easier cardio or run.
What’s your favorite summer pie? You knew I was going to ask this I’m going with rhubarb!