Quarter 2 – Hiking Ireland

In my last training post I mentioned that back in April I was hoping to get outside more as spring progressed. Right on schedule (or incredibly delayed from normal years) spring decided to make an appearance at the end of May. And by spring I mean summer. We didn’t get any of our 65 and sunny weather this year. We went straight from torrential rain to 80s.

I did try to get out in the hills once in mid May, but I hadn’t yet gotten my boots so I was hiking in mud in my walking shoes (not waterproof). It also seemed to be the peak blooming season for poison oak so the pup and I spent most of the time in a cartoon like schlep up the hill ankle deep in mud trying to not slide into the giant patches of itchy oak. But of course because she is 6 months old, and a dog, there was no trying avoid it only trying to dive right into to. It was an adventure to say the least. Since then we have taken to walking around town while the mountains dry out a bit. I’ll try again soon, once my boots are a little more worn in.

Workouts!

Gym Days: I am temporarily on a gym hiatus and out enjoying the sun as much as possible. To see what I was doing while the weather was crummy check out last quarters workout.

Non Gym Days: 5-6 Days a week

  • Walk Dog: 4-8 miles a day
  • Mountain Climbers: 10 L/R (20 total) X 3
  • Crunches: 50 reps X 3
  • Left/Right Crunches: 10 (20 total) X 3
  • Standing Side Leg Lifts: 20 (40 total) X 3
  • Plié Squats (heels together and wide): 10 (20 total) X 3
  • Front and Side Bicep Curls: 10 (20 total) X 3
  • Shoulder Press: 10 reps X 3
  • Tricep Kickbacks: 12 reps X 3
  • Push ups: 10 reps X 5
  • V ups: 10 reps X 3
  • Left/Right Squats: 10 reps (20 total) X 3
  • Plank: 1 min or 2min alternating days.
  • 30 min Yoga routine concentrating on stretching and balance.

I have been separating out legs and arm days recently. Mostly just due to time. Life gets in the way and it is easier to do a little less. Rather than feel overwhelmed and skip the whole thing.

I have no major training hikes planned yet, still trying to get the dog used to walking long periods of time. But stay tuned on Instagram (@wheresashawent) for any spontaneous outings.

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