Sunday, August 31, 2008

A little leg workout and a little Ohio Renaissance festival...

Went to Urban Active today. I thought about trail running, but I can do that tomorrow.

So, here's my fantabulous routine:

  • 15 minutes elliptical
  • walking lunges (no weight, back and forth once; 12.5 dbs, back and forth twice)
  • leg press (no weight, wide stance, 15 reps; 90 lbs, wide stance, 15 reps; 180 lbs, wide stance, 15 reps)
  • loaded plate leg press (90 lbs, 15 reps; 180 lbs, 15 reps; 270 lbs, 15 reps)
  • bend over thingies with bar in my hand (50 lbs, 3 sets of 15)
  • plie squats (60 lbs, 2 sets of 15; 70 lbs, 15 reps)
  • calf exercises on the leg press (90 lbs, 30 reps; 180 lbs, 2 sets of 15 reps)
Felt very good to do this and not at all taxing... I AM A MONSTER...well, a leg monster. Ok, maybe not quite a monster of any sort, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE working my legs. The feeling in my glutes (that's just a nice worse for my bubble) is amazing. When I'm doing walking lunges, I REALLY try to tighten my glutes with each bend. Awesome stuff. I could have done a lot more today but I had places to go...

Went to the Ohio Renaissance Festival. I remember as a kid always wanting to attend the one in upstate New York. I remember Dad and I vaguely discussing it but never doing it. When I moved to Ohio, I went within a few months of getting here, and I think my lack of enthusiasm for it really disappointed my neighbor. Oh well. I've been three times - having missed last year? - and it's never terribly good or terribly bad. It's interesting and worth the trip... not worth the full price ticket, but nonetheless it's a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

I will perhaps write more about the Renaissance festival later....

1 comment:

A.J. Drew said...

Of the Ohio Renaissance Festival you said: "it's never terribly good or terribly bad". I wanted to comment that there is a growing number of people who think it is very bad. In fact, there is a protest forming online: