Last Week’s Workouts

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The weeks keep flying by.  It’s hard to believe it’s time for another last week’s workouts.  The good news is that I did not hurt myself this week like last week.  Oh wait a minute.  Scratch that.  I DID slam my finger in the door.  Ironically, it was my middle finger.  Thankfully, it wasn’t so bad.  I just have a purple finger nail now.  It could always be worse, right?


30 minutes Arc Trainer

40 minutes lower body and core

TRX curtsy squats

KB squat press

Leg press (single leg)

Lunge matrix (front, side, reverse)

TRX pike planks

TRX bicycle planks

KB planks

Ab wheel


50 minutes Arc Trainer

45 minutes upper body and core

Bench press

TRX push ups

TRX row

Battle ropes

Rope pull

Bar hangs 30 sec x 3 (pull up prep)

Eccentric pull ups

Physical therapy

Trampoline single leg balance with med ball catches

Ankle weight inversion/eversion

Single leg Bosu lunges

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Autumn Equinox 108 Sun Salutations at Bending Bodhi

Yes, 108.

I haven’t been to yoga that much since spraining my ankle because my usual time has conflicted with appointments. And then the bike incident last week left my wrist feeling quite sore.

When I did this for the summer solstice, I flew right through it with no need for breaks. This time, I  there were multiple times I had to stop to take a child’s pose.  But that’s ok, I’m glad I listened to my body.  Even with the rest breaks, my arms and chest were absolutely dead later in the day and for two days later. Doing 108 chaturanga push ups will do that.

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45 minutes pool running

It was super awkward the first 20 minutes of my time in the pool.  It was just me and the life guard.  He was watching to make sure I didn’t drown.  While I was wondering, “Does he think I’m drowning?”

Physical therapy

Single leg balance cone touches

Single leg drinking bird

Single leg wall ball squats

Single leg Bosu lunges

Weighted ankle inversion/eversion


20 minutes Later X Elliptical

20 minutes Step Mill alternating 20 side steps left, 20 side steps right, 1 minute forward

Lower body and core


Hike with the family

The weather was gorgeous! It felt more like summer than fall all weekend long.  We did a super easy hike in the afternoon after all the kids stuff in the morning.  I kept it easy and didn’t hurt myself.  I call that a win.

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Acorn Man courtesy of Ron.  He makes one on every hike we do.  Lol!


20 mile bike ride

I finally got out on my bike again.  The weather was too gorgeous not to!  And no.  I did not get the bike down from the garage.  Ron wouldn’t let me.  Haha.

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How was your week in workouts?

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High Five Friday

High Five Friday September 21 2017

Happy High Five Friday!

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1 ) I swear I end all of my workouts, regardless if it’s running, cycling, cardio machines or strength training, with a forward fold.  It just feels good.

2 ) Life’s short, run fast…even if it’s in the pool.

3 ) You all know I’m an early morning workout type.  It felt so odd to be at the gym in the middle of the day on Tuesday.  I was saying ‘good morning!’ to people and just didn’t know what to do with myself.  Lol!

4 ) Corn mazes and prAna go together like PB & J.  Well, really prAna goes together with everything. You still have some time to get 15% off your order with code FAAN15.

5 )  Today is the first day of fall but on Wednesday morning I attended a Autumn Equinox yoga class where we did 108 sun salutations to shed our summer skin and welcome fall.  Let’s just say my arms are fried from 108 chaturanga push ups. But at least my legs looked cute in my Roxanne leggings.

5 Good Reads

1 ) 10 of the Grossest Feet Doctors Have Ever Seen – Why not lead off with gross feet? Lol!  As someone who has had many people handle my feet due to injuries, I always wonder how they can stomach that.  I think my feet are nasty but they are nothing compared to some of these gnarly toes. Ewww.

2 ) The Week My Husband Left and My House was Burgled, I Secured a Grant to Begin the Project that Became BRCA1 – This is an amazing story. When you are in the thick of chaos and upheaval, it can feel like the universe is against your. But things have a way of working out eventually.

3 ) Time to Wake the F(orest) Up: Public Lands Protection 101 – If you enjoy spending any time outside as a runner, hiker, mountain biker, climber, you want to read this and get involved.  There’s a lot at stake and we may be seeing more No Trespassing signs and less public land. I know I don’t want that!

4 ) Racing Progress Takes Time (Lots of it!) – It’s easy to get wrapped up in the MUST PR IN EVERY RACE, EVERY SINGLE TIME mindset.  Everyone is doing it on social media, why can’t I?  First of all, it’s not possible to keep that up if you race often.  You are going to plateau at some point.  And then it could take years before you bust through it.  I love Laura’s perspective on this.

5 ) Mother Runners on “Mom Guilt” and Finding Time to Run – I remember when Allie was crowd sourcing for this article. I read through the comment and thought pretty much the same thing as each mother runner wrote – time and guilt from using that time away from family to get my run in.  Why do you think I started running in the wee hours of the morning? I actually like running in the early morning but that’s another topic. Do we hear dad runners saying it’s “dad guilt” or finding the time to run as their excuse? I think not. Maybe we mother runners need to start thinking like dad runners?

What would you like to High 5 today?

Fall Favorites

Fall in love with some of my fall favorites from @prana | happyfitmama.comThis post in sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach. All opinions are my own.

This week the calendar says Autumn begins.  Mother Nature has other plans as we are currently warmer and more humid than what it was at the end of August.  I’m embracing the warmer weather as long as possible because I know what’s coming.

Rather than kissing summer good bye, I’d rather say, see you later.

It’s heart breaking to see the long days and warm temperatures go, but it’s also nice to see a new season and new things to look forward to. It’s also nice to see the return of my fall favorites.

Fall Running – Just to clarify, running in any season is awesome.  And I really love summer running because, hello, less clothes = less planning.  But anyway, fall running is a close second. The sights, the smells and breaking out the long sleeves gets me excited for cooler temps. Fall running means a ton of fun races. I’m completely bummed that I had to drop out of two really fun running/travel events (one was an event that I was invited to last year but had to bail on because of a sinus infection the day before I flew out…third time’s the charm?!?!?!)  but I’m hoping that I’m up and running soon enough so that I can get in some lovely fall runs before the snow flies.

Fall Favorites|

Yoga Hikes – My yoga studio didn’t offer any summer yoga hikes because the owner sprained her ankle and it was slow to heal (I feel her pain!).  But we are on for this Friday and I can’t wait.  And I hope to jump into another mountain top yoga session at Gunstock Mountain.  There’s just something about the feeling the wind through your fingertips, the ground below your feet and the sun on your face while practicing yoga.  It just makes my gratitude for this amazing life sky rocket through the roof.

Fall favorites | happyfitmama.comWhether it’s yoga, hiking or lounging, the prAna Roxanne Legging has you covered.  I really dislike having to tug at leggings to keep them from falling down.  These babies don’t budge and are super comfy.  I’m usually a black legging type of gal but this print is so fun and easily goes with anything.

Fall favorites | happyfitmama.comWearing: prAna Roxanne Legging and Penelope Pullover

Btw – I’m ushering in the fall equinox a couple of days early this morning just like I did with the summer equinox – 108 sun salutations! I’m anticipating not using my arms for the next few days.  Lol!

Million Dollar Views – Here in New Hampshire, the leaves are slowing starting to turn colors. It’s amazing to watch the progressive change from green, to vibrant orange, yellow and reds. So many tree lined streets look like a picture from a magazine. It’s eye candy for sure.

fall favorites | happyfitmama.comThe tastes and smells – Fall has it’s own distinct smell, sound, and taste. The crispness in the air. The smell of the leaves.  The sound of the wind through the trees or rustling leaves across a sidewalk. The taste of all things pumpkin and apple. I have yet to make anything pumpkin (I’ve been waiting for the “official” start of fall) but we did go apple picking a few weeks ago and I made a delicious apple crisp.  So good!

Fall favorites | happyfitmama.comWearing: prAna Daria sweater and Brenna pants.

Festivals – There’s no shortage of festivals this time of year.  It’s fun to hang out on a sunny weekend day, listen to some great music, eat good food and drink yummy drinks.  And of course, go through a corn maze.

Fall Favorites | happyfitmama.comWhen we went to the Sunflower Festival last weekend, it was cool but humid.  And then the sun came out and made it a so much warmer.  But I stayed cool with the prAna Harlene Top and my all time favorite pant EVER from prAna, the Meme. I get so many compliments on them no matter if I’m out having coffee with friends or hiking the trails.  They go anywhere!

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Linking up with Coaches Cornerand Wild Workout Wednesday.

What’s your favorite thing about fall?