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Friday = Circuit Time!

June 15, 2012

Hey everyone! It’s FRIDAY!!! I seriously need to get a better handle on days of the week. I think since I started on a Tuesday, every week I feel like Monday is Tuesday, Tuesday is Wednesday and so on. So today I am MORE than ready for the weekend!

And a fun thing that comes with the weekend? Another CARA training run! I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to do the bus thing again (and end up running 9 miles instead of 7…) or run to the start location (3 miles away) and then drop off from the group when we get back down south to where I live (about halfway through there run) so I end up running 7, just half of it on my own.

Since I’m switching to the 6am start instead of the 6:30 (it’s supposed to be HOT!) I might go with the bus, that way I can spend the whole run with the group and maybe meet some of the coaches.

My blog has been a LOT about running this past Spring, especially since I had my first half marathon and that 10 miler I ran for fun, so I realized I hadn’t shared any kind of strength training workouts with you in a while! On Tuesday morning I had cross training on my schedule, so I headed to the gym bright and early and started out with 20 minutes HIIT on the elliptical. I did 90 seconds medium effort, 30 seconds sprint. Each “interval,” or every 2 minutes, I switched back and forth from going forwards or backwards. I love doing that because it makes the time fly by for me!

My legs were pretty sore so I headed to the big room used for classes and stretched out for a few minutes. I had intended to do weights but since I was already in that room I thought I’d make up a circuit to share with you all!


Complete each circuit 3x through with minimal rest. Rest for 1-2 minutes before moving on to the next full circuit. Do each one 2x through if you only have 20-25 minutes!



*10 on each side

**right then left = 1

This one really kept my heart rate up, especially since I didn’t pause between moves, or between completing a circuit multiple times! If you’re confused about any of the moves, please feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment!

I also attempted to photograph myself doing the side crunches and the squats with shoulder press, but it was way difficult to take a picture of myself doing a move! (and be discreet…)

Please laugh:

photo 1 (3)

photo 3 (3) photo 2 (3)

Please ignore form… especially on that side crunch. Normally my right arm would be up, with my hand behind my head…


Do you ever get frustrated trying to photograph yourself?


What do you have planned for the weekend? Anything fun?!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. fitandfuninthird permalink
    June 15, 2012 7:55 am

    Great circuit! I might have to try that this weekend! Have a great Friday! 🙂

  2. June 15, 2012 8:58 am

    I love circuit workouts! Time always flies by. I’m gonna save this one and try it this weekend! And those pictures came out pretty good! haha, taking pictures of yourself is impossible

  3. June 15, 2012 9:32 am

    Good for you for doing this on your own.

  4. June 15, 2012 9:45 am

    That workout looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. June 15, 2012 10:31 am

    I think my neighbors must think I”m nuts always taking pitures of myself running adn biking down the street and I got caught my a huge group of bikers taking self photos last weekend…crazy embarassing!

    I am looking forward to spending the whole day off today with my boyfriend who also has the day off. Just relaxing and hanging out!

  6. June 15, 2012 4:01 pm

    Looks like a fun circuit that is a total body hit. Love it! Have a good FRIDAY 🙂

  7. pluvk permalink
    June 15, 2012 8:46 pm

    This is such a great workout! I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  8. June 16, 2012 12:26 am

    Love a good circuit! I might give this one a try tomorrow. Thanks 🙂
    oh and photographing myself… hone word -horrendous!

  9. June 21, 2012 7:23 am

    Def looks like a great circuit! Will be trying this one!

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