How was your weekend? Ours turned out to be fantastic, and I feel like we squeezed a ton in, without really meaning to. Seems like the most fun weekends are the ones where you go with the flow. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already saw most of the details. But, for those of you who don’t, here’s a short and sweet recap:
1. Instead of Pizza Night on Friday, I made my (according to Adam) famous open-face enchilladas. They are DELICIOUS.
2. Saturday morning I did a mini session for some friends’ 6 month old. He is too precious!
3. Saturday night we went on a double date down to Hot Springs for pizza! We stuffed our faces, and I don’t feel bad about it.
4. Part of my new outfit from lululemon came in! I finally used my gift card to order another 105* F Singlet, the Run Inspire Crop II’s, and the super cute hot pink Run Speed Sports I mentioned on Instagram the other day.
5. Saturday afternoon when I got back in town, I finally started making a photo book for the Walt Disney World Marathon. I’m a little past half way done, and can’t wait to finish it and get it ordered!
6. Sunday night we went bowling with a few friends from small group. Adam and I both decided we have no future as future bowling pros.
7. And finally, Sunday night Truckee graced us with this view.
Branching out at the gym: Rowing advice needed!
Adam and I went to the gym for a little while on Sunday afternoon, not long, just long enough to warm up on the treadmill then do a little rowing. I ran 1.3, but honestly probably only ran 1 and walked the .3. I started at 8:49 and eased down to 8:21, but one mile was enough to warm up for sure. I’ve just been feeling lethargic on the treadmill lately, and haven’t had much motivation to push it. Call it post-marathon blues, or ready-for-spring-so-I-can-run-outside. Or a combination of both!
Anyways, I was excited to branch out and try something new and thought a less-crowded day like this would be a good day to look like a complete rookie on a new machine. One of my goals this year is to really try to broaden my fitness routine, and incorporate more than just running. This was the first time I’d tried the rowing machine, and I had Adam teach me the basics. I rowed for maybe 7 minutes, and decided that maybe I wasn’t doing it right. Adam rowed before me for probably 15 minutes and was sweating up a storm. But when I tried, I had trouble getting in the groove, and “feeling” it work in the right places. I think more than anything it hurt my back to pull back on the cord.
Obviously that gif from A’s phone is wonky, so don’t judge my form too much based on that! But, I wanted to ask all you fellow fitness-sistas (or dudes) out there if you have any advice for rowing, whether it be rowing form, technique, speed, rowing workouts, tips, tricks, etc! We all know my slightly uncoordinated self struggles with burpees, so the logistics of the row machine also proved to be a challenge at first, ha! I’ll get there!
I thought it was really fun though, and towards the end I did feel like my heart rate was rising and I could feel it some in my upper back, but I’m so new to it that I just don’t know much to begin with!
Ok, now it’s your turn! Tell me everything there is to know about rowing!