You know how I always like to plan ahead of time? You know how usually 75% of the time, it fails? Well let's just say preparing for my first personal training session with The Fitness Tech, aka Gary Tanaka fell in that percentile of failure.
So yesterday, I thought it would be cool to do a challenging workout to build up a little stamina for my session with Gary this evening. I met up with Nate, Rho, Sulie, Susy to kick-off our SF Half Marathon training at a local high school track. We warmed up with a bunch of jumping jacks, push-ups, and crunches. After the warm-up, we did sort of a combo of running laps and a bit of circuit training. 8 laps total. Between each lap, we did a variety of exercises such as mountain climbers, burpies, resistant band work, lunges, etc. It was more of a free choice workout. We also inserted running up and down the bleachers as "optional". I decided to do it during lap 7 and lap 8.
For the record, I haven't done this much work since like.....last SUMMER!! Yup - that's so 2009! Or as Fergie would say, "You so 2000 and late!" So, I wake up this morning thinking I overslept. Not! As I rolled over to check my clock, I felt the pain. Not necessarily pain, more so muscle soreness. From my calves, to my quads, to my abdominal, to my chest, to my shoulder, to my back. Oh! And it was only 3:15am! Soreness was so intense that it woke me up. Crazy, right? I think my body is mad at me.
So fast forwarding to like several hours later. I was nervous. Working out the day before was such a bad idea. 6:00pm was my training session. I finally meet Gary after all these year. Haha! I'm a dork. He was great! Let me refresh my my memory so I can try to summarize my workout:
Jogging forward and backward
Wall Stretches (I forget what they were called...sorry Gary!)
Side Swing Kicks
Front/Back Swing Kicks
UNSeated Row Pulls (Note to self: Gary doesn't like to sit ...*sad face*)
Plank (hated that)
Reverse Flies (hated that, too!)
Hammer Curls with Squat
Some type of Jumping movement (I forgot what he called it)
That's a lot right? It was definitely not easy, which was what I totally expected (otherwise, my dumb ass wouldn't have prepared for a workout by working out. Ugh!) so I'm not surprised! The workout's intensity was later appreciated when he said I was done. Aaaah! Water never tasted so good, I tell you. Whoo hoo! I made it. I survived. Thank the Lord! I had fun believe it or not.
Next training - Wednesday.....I'm nervous again.
I've decided to post a "Before" pic (coming soon) because I'm pretty optimistic that Gary will help me accomplish my goal. Yay! I get to cross out a "Tabo List" item this year!