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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ten Minute Morning Boot Camp


Rise and Shine folks!!

This morning I woke up bright and early and did Lauren’s 10 min Boot Camp Circuit# 2 (Strength and Cardio)

2 min: Warm Up
1 min- jog in place
30 sec- arm circles
30 sec- toe touches

2 min: Round 1

1 min- Burpies
1 min- Walk out push-ups

2 min: Round 2
1 min- skaters
1 min- military kicks with shoulder press (5lb weights)

2 min: Round 3
1 min- alternating side kicks
1 min- squats with shoulder press (5 lb weights)

2 min: Cool Down
1 min- jog in place
1 min- plank

Loved it! I miss circuit training, as soon as I am done with coaching Cross Country(this week) I will be getting to more Mini Living Room Boot camps!!!

I also did some foam rolling and a little stretching as well. I am having some pain in my left knee that only hurts early in the morning and late at night. I can’t feel it when I run, but when I did squats this morning I could feel it. It is not my IT band, it’s closer to my knee cap. I am going to have to make a doctor appointment soon to make sure it’s nothing serious. Any one else ever have a problem like this??

For breakfast I made some Fall Oats!

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  • 1/3c water, 1/3c oats, 1/3c soy milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • lined the bottom with Nature’s Path Gluten Free Almond Crunch
  • topped my oats with cinnamon apple chunks, nuked for one minute, handful of peanuts, and a drizzle of honey.

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Tonight I have my last cross country practice, and we are going to do something fun!!! Not sure what yet, but I was thinking maybe some relays? Any ideas out there???

Have a great day friends!


Heather said...

Great ideas for a quick exercise!

hmd121 said...

Bobbi - I have the EXACT same pain!! It hurt doing lunges during my shred yesterday morning, and hurt at night, too - but I got through a fast afternoon 8-miler with no pain during - but then it hurt again this morning. Let me know what you find out!!

Matt said...

I am actually going through some runners knee right now and it sounds like what you have. I am doing some physical therapy for it because it doesn't seem to want to go away.

marathonmaiden said...

great mini boot camp! going to need to print this out.

and i think relays are a great idea. or maybe games like tag, red light green light, capture the flag? i never did xc but i remember playing those games during track season

Diana said...

That breakfast looks amazing!

And that sounds like an awesome workout!

Ashleigh said...

hey :) some friends of mine and i would like to join potm! i sent a couple of emails but haven't heard back. is there any way you could send me the document to forward to everyone?

findinghappinessandhealth said...

what a cute bowl!!
that work out also sounds great


Amanda said...

If you had more time (like if the last practice wasn't tonight!) you could set up a scavenger hunt with notes and clues, and the team would have to run from clue to clue (you couldnt probably make them pretty far apart since they're runners!) and have a surprise at the end!

Rosey Rebecca said...

I LOVE that bowl!

Lauren said...

Aww, I'm so glad to see you liked the bootcamp workout! I LOVE doing these. They are so intense and invigorating. Great way to spend 10 min. of your life.

Aww, Bobbi, I've been having the SAME pain in my knees. I guess its the curse of running so much. I think every serious runner develops some kind of knee pain at some point in their journey. Just need to be smart about it and take care of everything early! Good for you for going to the doctor now.

Take care and let me know how it goes hun. :)

J said...

I have been eating lots of oats with autumn flavors as well. yum! Thanks for the mini boot camp idea! I could do that before school or work in the morning!