I went to the gym tonight and had a FANTASTIC workout. 45 minutes of Cross Ramp (I still don't know what exactly that means...) for 3.5 miles, resistance 7 and I was in the cross training program that has a ton of hills. I burned 412 calories. I spent the next 30 minutes doing my usual weights. I managed to increase everything by 5 pounds, except the shoulder press. I'm having an "issue" with my left rotator cuff. I refuse to go to the doctor and have them prescribe physical therapy...or should I say, "A ridiculously expensive trip to a gym that my crummy insurance only covers for 4 sessions and the doctor will prescribe a MINIMUM of eight...." So, until my arm completely stops working, I'm living with it. I had a personal victory tonight. I leg pressed 250 pounds. Yes, you read that correctly. 250 pounds for 30 reps. I rule.
This weekend was fun. We went to our nephews first birthday party on Friday. He totally loved the Little People's farm we got for him. Of course, he is one so that meant that first he had to taste everything and then play with the box for awhile before he decided the toy was cool too. Saturday was busy. I got my hair cut, went to work for awhile, and then helped Jarrett do some gardening. Our yard is looking pretty nice this year. It hasn't rained in AGES so we've been watering almost everyday. The only plant that seems to have met an early death is the cilantro. I am fully convinced that someone is trying to prevent me from having cilantro in my diet. It's a long story, but let's just say the khaki pants conspiracy has a close relative called the cilantro conspiracy. We even found time to do a little shopping. I had to return some clothes to Anne Taylor and ended up picking up a few cute tops that were on sale...in a size 10! I was so excited I decided to try on some summer dresses while I was there and looked absolutely fab! They were, of course, not on sale, so I put them away to oogle another day. We also managed to find Jarrett some spiffy new clothes for my cousins wedding. His tie coordinates with my dress. Aren't we sweet??
My goal this week is to get up early and run...I am determined to work in 5 work out sessions this week and the only way I am possibly going to be able to achieve this is to get up early and run. I don't have enough time to go to the gym in the morning before work, so the next best thing is running for an hour before work. The tentative plan is to run Tuesday morning, ride Tuesday night, gym Wednesday, ride Thursday, run Friday morning. If I actually do this...I am buying myself a new pair of riding breeches. Jarrett...you have been warned!