Thursday, June 28, 2012

June N2U CT Challenge - Jump & Pump

Once again I waited until the last few days of the month to do Kim's '2012 New to You' Cross Training Challenge.  I initially was planning to do a TRX class last night but the instructor's flight was delayed so the class was cancelled.  I looked up the Y's class schedule & found a class at 5:50AM this morning that I have never done.  It was just about perfect since that was the only time I was going to be able to get a new class in before the end of the month. 

If it wasn't for this challenge I am 99.9% positive I would have rolled over & went back to sleep when my alarm went off at 5:15AM.  Instead I dragged my butt out of bed, made some coffee and was out the door by 5:30AM.

I was one of three people that showed up to class this morning so it was going to be more of a person training session.  Jump & Pump alternates cardio & weights.  Our warmup was running 3 laps around the parking lot then we were back inside doing out first set of weights.

The routine went like this

2 x Bench Press
2 x Side Shuffle 
2 x Triceps
2 x Step Ups
2 x Fly
2 x Jump Ups
2 x Overhead Press
2 x Sprints
Finished off by 5 minutes of abs

The class was tough but worth it.  It was a great way to start the day. 

I took no pictures today but I do have this picture from the Inaugural West Sixth Brewery club run earlier in the week.  It was the same day that they announced Lexington is on the Rock 'n' Roll half marathon map.  Josh Cox, the 50K record holder, came out to run with the group & sign autographs & take pictures with weirdo's like me.  This was taken right after we finished the 3 mile run. Hot.sweaty.mess



  1. I hear you, bloggy challenge accountability gets me out the door every time. I love this class you took, wish my Y had it.

    So, what do you think about the RNR Lexington "takeover" of Run the Bluegrass? I had Run the Bluegrass on my radar for next March. Do you think I should keep it there for my Kentucky race? Do you have a recommendation for another half in Kentucky?

  2. I was going to ask exactly what Kim asked about the race. Run the Bluegrass was on my 2013 race calendar but I'm interested to see what people think about it being an RNR event now.

  3. I like workouts that alternate between strength and cardio -- they keep me from getting bored. :)

    That said, I think I would have been a sleep walker that early in the morning. Good for you for getting up and going!



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