Last Week’s Workouts

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It’s Marathon Monday!!!

I’m so excited for everyone running the Boston Marathon today.  All weekend I was happily scrolling through my social feeds getting more excited by the minute.  I would have loved to have gone down to the expo to meet up with people but the weekend was full of kiddo sports and of course, yesterday was Easter.

Last week’s workouts were kind of mellow.  I’m getting bored out of my mind on the bike trainer. Thankfully, the weather was absolutely gorgeous which helps so much with my attitude and outlook.  What it doesn’t help with is that I miss running even more.  I swear every runner within a 20 mile radius ran past my house yesterday.  I was insanely jealous. This time of year is one of my favorites (ok, anytime of the year is my favorite time to run).

I have to keep reminding myself I’ll be out there soon enough.  Patience is always a work in progress for me.

Monday

50 minutes bike trainer

20 minutes strength training with BOSU and Dynamax Ball

My left leg/fibula was kind of feeling achy on Monday.  I’m not sure if it was from wearing rain boots while doing yard work over the weekend or what.  It had me freaking out and wondering if I had done too much.  I kept it easy resistance on the bike and focused on upper body strength and lower body stuff that kept me off my feet.

 

Tuesday

Morning Yoga Flow at Bending Bodhi

20 mile bike ride outside in the amazing sunshine

My leg/fibula was feeling a million times better when I woke up Tuesday morning.  The sun was shining and the temp was above 80 degrees.  I made a point of carving out time in my day for a 20 mile ride down to the bay.  Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

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Wednesday

45 minutes  bike trainer

20 minutes strength

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Thursday

30 minutes Elliptical

Major glute workout at physical therapy

60 minute pool running

My appointment with my physical therapist today was all about building up my glute strength.  I thought I was pretty good at doing all the right moves to fire those babies up but I’m still kind of week on the left side.  Always a work in progress.  Matt prescribed 7 glute specific exercises to me.  Some I’ve been doing (monster walks, squats, lunges, split squats) but some were new.  Let’s just say my buns were on fire.  I’ve always been a quad dominant runner because my glutes are sleepy.  I’m hoping that these exercises can help wake them up a bit.

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Friday

Egoscue

30 minutes recumbent bike

I had an appointment with my massage therapist on Thursday.  She had mentioned this thing called Egoscue during our last appointment.  She had even sent me the YouTube video.  I had looked at it briefly but thought it was stuff I already do. She brought it up again and said lots of her clients have used it and have found relief from foot and ankle pain.  I’ve got nothing to lose, so why not.  There’s only 5 stretches that take less than 5 minutes to do a day.  The only problem is that I have to remember to them every day!

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Saturday

Egoscue

Glute exercises

I had hoped to get a bike ride in but the day was packed with kid stuff in the morning and running errands in the afternoon. It’s funny how if I was running I would have made it fit into my day.  Biking seems to take more planning than running.

Sunday

20 mile bike ride

After a full morning and afternoon of Easter baskets, an egg hunt, brunch (And then taking a quick nap after brunch to sleep off the one Bloody Mary I had.  Can you say lightweight?!?!), yard work and taking the kids to the park, I finally made it out on my bike for a ride.  I keep telling myself that the sunshine and 80 degree weather isn’t going to last. It is only April after all.  But I could definitely get used it if it wanted to stick around.

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Linking up with Ilka/Angela and Hoho/Tricia for the weekly workout wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?

12 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’m going to say that I had a stellar week of running and I’m going to say I really hope that isn’t rubbing it in! Don’t worry, before long, I won’t be able to run again, I’m sure. And you will be back to it!

    1. I just started doing the stretches last week Thursday. For those that do them faithfully everyday, it works. Or at least that’s what I’ve been told. It can’t hurt to give it a try!

  2. Isn’t it crazy how you can feel like you are doing so many strength exercises, but it’s always something slightly different that you need to add to hit the particular weak areas? Hope those added exercises make a difference for you.

    I might use that 20 minute workout today- I need to get in some strength but haven’t yet as I’ve been glued to the Boston marathon coverage!

  3. It takes me forever to get ready for an outdoor bike ride! Why is that? That’s why I’ve been lazily riding my trainer. I can just hop on with no prep. Major props for doing what you can. I’ve done the pool running / biking thing more times than I want. I’m going to check out those Egoscue exercises! Oh, and I totally agree with the Sunshine on My Shoulders sentiment! Thanks for linking up.

  4. You made me laugh Angela – it’s so funny how jealous we get when we can’t run and see other people running…Don’t you love it when you’re too busy to fit a run in and then you’re driving in your car and you see all the runners on the side of the road…#greatfeeling #lol
    I have to agree, IG was super exciting over the weekend and on Monday to see all the runners who were lucky enough to run Boston! So super inspiring, too!
    I hope that your beautiful Spring weather will last and you’ll be out there running very soon!
    Pinning your Strength Workout! Great routine!

  5. You had a great variety in your workouts this week! I wasn’t able to get the marathon on my computer at work, course Monday’s are so busy for me I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to sit and watch it but I know exactly I was so excited leading up to it seeing all the posts about it!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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