Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Global Running Day + Strength Training

It wasn't a scheduled day for running, but I had to run because it is Global Running Day and the whole FOMO thing!


So, mrC indulged me and we ran to the fitness center. I carried the #OiselleWorldRelay virtual baton in Hong Kong while sporting my favorite running shorts and tank (similar).


The short run was literally a great warm-up for our strength training in the gym. It's already in the high 80s before 7AM here, so we were nice and sweaty going in.


While I'm on the topic of heat and running, June is also National Safety Month. One precaution runners who lace up for outdoor runs in the summer should take is staying hydrated. You probably couldn't see it in the other photos because of how nicely it tucks into my sports bra, but I run with my Simple Hydration water bottle. The bottle is so comfortable back there that when I started my strength workout I realized I had forgotten to take it out!


Week 2 Regular Calorie Day - the workout

Warm-up - 10 minutes of (your choice) - Perfect spot for my run.

Strength training - Legs. Chest. Shoulders. Finishers ---> let's talk about these. At the end of an already intense training session, these extra exercises are meant to push you to the next level and leave your energy depleted. The benefits to adding finishers at the end of workout are 1) increased fat burning time after your workout has ended, and 2) burning more calories in less time.

Side note: I finally found the in-between weighted dumbbells. Game changer.


Cool down - Any thoughts we had about running home after the workout disappeared after those finishers. Instead we walked back and spent a little time stretching in what we call the best spot in Discovery Bay ---> because there is always an amazing breeze here.


Regular calorie day - the meals

Broke fast around 11:30 - 2.5 scrambled eggs with ham, 2 pieces GF PB&J toast, and red grapes


Lunch - Quinoa & tuna and some green beans

Dinner - 4 crunchy tacos and corn


Snack (aka dessert) - strawberries

Hitting my macros was a struggle in my previous rounds of carb cycling, but I seem to be getting the hang of it, finally.


How are you celebrating National/Global Running Day?
Do you ever do things because of a FOMO?



Today I’m linking up with Susie and Rachel and Debbie and Lora for the Running Coaches' Corner and I'm linking up with AnnmarieNicole and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday!!





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22 comments:

  1. Hmmmm. I'm in a valid non-runner… Who is changing her tune :-) this morning I'm off to a boot camp where they make us run laps around the parking lot. #WhoAmI? #GlobalRunningDay

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    1. You go girl! I wasn't always a runner either, I just ran when my sport required it ;) Then I got the running bug!

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  2. I'm not normally a Wednesday runner but I'm going to do some miles for Global Running Day!

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    1. Love it! Hope you have a great run!

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  3. Same thing for me today! Wednesday is normally my strength training days, but I'm going to get in a few miles before boot camp class tonight.

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    1. The things runners do for the love of running ;)

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  4. I have honestly been on a bit of a running break but had to get in some miles this morning since it's Global Running Day! :P

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    1. I know what you mean! Hope they were great miles ;)

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  5. Happy Global Running Day Amy C! I'm unfortunately working and will probably still be here for the next few hours, booooo! I do get chance to surf the internet though! Lol

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    1. Thank you! Kudos to you for cheering runners on when you are stuck at work. Since I live in Hong Kong but I'm from the US, I let my special days stretch out more than 24 hours if I can ;)

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  6. yay for running day (isnt that everyday tho?) anyway i am having a lot of FOMO! so many awesome events and group runs today that i cant go to :( can't be all over the world in the same day right?

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    1. I know, right!? I love a day like this, but it does make me miss being home in the US and running with my MRTT/SRTT group!

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  7. Thanks for posting your daily updates while on the fasting program! Also thanks for your email to me last week on it. I have signed up for the June 12th round - nervous, but it has helped to read your posts especially on the macros part. I will continue to follow your journey on the program as it helps me to figure it all out. Thank you!!!

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    1. That's awesome! I started posting daily during my first round because it was such a learning curve for me. I didn't post daily the second round and struggled. Thanks for reading my ramblings ;) I'm glad there is something in there that is helpful to you. Let me know what you think of the program!

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  8. Yes to tacos!! We had them last night. :)
    I've done finishers a few times and they always leave me gassed! I'm not sure why I don't add them in more often.

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    1. We almost always have Taco Tuesday, but it was low carb day ;) I'm going to refer to these workouts so I can add finishers in at least once a week in the future.

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  9. My friend runs with that bottle tucked into her shorts. I'll have to give it a try!

    Sounds like a great day -- Happy Running Day!

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    1. I put it there too! The bottle is awesome 👏

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  10. Ha ha...The FOMO gets me (almost) every time. I did my #5at5 today (instead of tomorrow) to celebrate the Global Running Day!

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    1. Then it was GRD in this side of the world ;)

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  11. I am going to be starting carb cycling/intermittent fasting soon in hopes that it helps me get back in shape. I am both nervous and excited to see how it works for runners.

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    1. I initially did it to reset my body and had great results. If you're doing Amanda's program, she works with runners.

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