Day 16: Lift Heavy Stuff

lift weights heavier than your purseHow heavy is your purse? Mine is ridicules! Seriously… I don’t even know what makes it so heavy, but when I look…there’s nothing I can take out.

Good thing we’ve been working our arms and since I’m up to 10lb weights now…I think I’ve finally outweighed my arm suitcase. 😉

If you’re weights are lighter than your purse…it’s time to tighten up and get some heavier ones!

Strengthening our upper body will help us with more than carrying our heavy purse… It gives us the posture to fight unnecessary injuries and maintain form in lengthy, grueling runswill help propel us in our sports which relies heavily on our legs. provides benefits in strengthening abs and core muscles, and even helps us burn calories at a faster rate.

Yesterday Courtney asked about a form video we watched a few months ago and since we are talking arms today…it’s a perfect time for everyone to revisit it. If you need a refresher, take a minute to watch and remember why arm form and posture is so important when we’re running.

Now let’s get to work!

Day 16 exercises: 3 sets of 10

  • Bicep Curls
  • Shoulder Press
  • Hammer Curl
  • Tricep Overhead Press
  • Low Plank Arm Reach – :45

Jello Arms

Bonus: #JelloArms 

Another good oldy that will set our arms on fire! 1 set is all you need to feel the burn!

mid run push ups

Bonus #2: #MidRunPushUps

Running today? Here’s a fun addition that lead to more power and upper body strength!

Start with a 5 minute warm up then throw in 5 push ups every 5 minutes. You can do this outside or on a treadmill and it’s only a set of 5 so if you’re logging miles today there’s no reason not to throw this one in!

I’m headed back to jury duty today and tomorrow so I will be out of pocket but I’ll check in when I can. Run Happy and make it a great Thursday! 🙂

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