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Heating Up

Heyooo, happy Thursday!  Just as expected, here in the great state of VA we’ve pretty much skipped any signs of spring and plunged right into summer.  What’s up high of 91 today.  I’m wearing my favorite pink and white JCrew dress to celebrate.  Also my new VS bathing suit arrived on Tuesday just in time for the opening of the pools this weekend.  I’m not entirely sure I don’t look like a fat monster in it, Dar disagrees (I sent him a pic, no I won’t post it here), but eh whatever.

So I got to check out the brand new gym at work yesterday, and it is amazing.  Seriously, I love it.  Brand new equipment of all kind, treadmills, ellipticals, precors, stair climbers, weights, a spin room, and a group fitness room.  The locker rooms have giant showers with body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, and giant towels.  Not the usual baby size towels that gyms normally provide where your hooha hangs out.

After my tour of the gym was complete, I hopped on a treadmill for 30 minutes.  I ran a 10 minute warm-up followed by 2 x 400 m at 8.2 mph and 1 x 200 m at 9.0 mph, and then a cool down.  All together, an even 3.1 miles in 30 minutes.  After cardio, I wandered into the empty group fitness room and set up for some leg work.


Set 1: 15 x 18 lbs
Set 2: 15 x 18 lbs
Set 3: 15 x 18 lbs

Plie Squats

Set 1: 15 x 12 lbs
Set 2: 15 x 12 lbs
Set 3: 15 x 12 lbs

Split Squats

2 sets of 12 on each leg

I opted to shower at the gym after my workout instead of driving home all sweaty, plus the showers at the gym are bigger than my one at home.  Not bad, and the body wash smells good.  I’m going to try out a lunch time workout today and see how that goes.  So what are everyone’s plans for the holiday weekend?  The way it’s look for me so far is baseball game tomorrow night, pool time on Saturday, BBQ on Sunday, and more pool time on Monday.  Sounds pretty delightful.

10 Responses

  1. I’m jealous of your work gym. There’s an office building just outside my neighborhood that has a gym, and I always say I want to work there. I have no idea what they do, but I don’t think it matters.

  2. It’s DEFINITELY heating up.

    Your gym sounds awesome – I love new equipment!

  3. I had to break out my thicker jacket again. I hate you.

    Bring the warm weather when you come to visit in a couple weeks… we need it!

  4. Sounds awesome! I found out that my gym isn’t as cool as I thought it was. Lame. Thinking of buying a membership to Sport and Health, but they’re stalking me and it’s pissing me off. Blah.
    I wish I had celebrated the weather a bit more. I’m wearing a skirt I look pregnant in. Oops.
    Hope the lunch workout went well!

  5. The gym sounds awesome! Plus it’ll save you a lot of commuting time. Just getting to the gym can be a pain in the ass sometimes.
    I need a new bathing suit. Off to check out the VS selection. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  6. Happy weekend! I need a three day weekend really badly!

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