I’m happy to report that there were no dumbbells, weight plates or other gym equipment mishaps in last week’s workouts. I think I may have redeemed myself from the week previously. Or maybe it was because I only made it to the gym once last week? Stay tuned for next week’s workouts to see if I knock myself out.
Last week’s workouts
30 minutes Arc Trainer
30 minutes Stepmill
TRX, weights, core
Another jump in run intervals! 20 minutes run, 2 minutes walk, 10 minutes run. No problems! The soreness that I was feeling in my fibula after my runs has gone away so hopefully it’s smooth sailing from here on out as I keep increasing.
Morning Yoga Flow at Bending Bodhi was a much needed flow followed with restorative. It was just one of those days that I needed less rather than more.
Summer Solstice 108 Sun Salutations at Bending Bodhi
This was my first time attempting 108 sun salutations on the solstice. And I plan to do it every solstice from now on! At first I thought maybe we’d go through Sun A and Sun B. Oh no, it was all Sun A. It’s monotonous but it puts you into a trance where I found myself going through the motions without having to think of what was coming next. It was pretty cool
When we first started out, I immediately thought of where I was 7 years ago on the summer solstice. It was the day I became a mother! I got a little teary eyed because it never fails that I feel ALL the emotions during yoga.
And I sweated my ass off. Like for real. It wasn’t the day to wear my periwinkle yoga pants if you know what I mean.
Trail run with Julie. We covered almost 4 miles total no walk breaks. It was such a beautiful day with the most amazing sunrise (see Friday’s post). It put me in the right frame of mind as I tackled the first day of summer vacation with my kids. You know I needed ALL the patience!
My arms, shoulders and back were unbelievably sore from Wednesday sun salutations. I should do more chaturanga push ups!
Complete rest day. A week of early morning wake ups and not sleeping well caught up with me. I had planned on getting a workout in at the gym but opted for an hour more of sleep instead. A wise choice!
It was a busy day so I made sure I set aside time in the morning to tackle my longest continuous run since March. As I was running, I couldn’t help but think of the pre-stress fracture me thinking 30 minutes of running was a warm up. Small victories lead to large victories with one step at a time.
Before my run I did a band workout to activate my glutes.
2 x 20 Squat with resistance band
2 x 20 Monster walks (forward and backward)
2 x 20 Side shuffle with resistance band
2 x 20 Walking lunges
2 x 15 Step ups with a hold at the top
2 x 15 Reverse lunge with a step
2 x 15 Cross over step with overhead press (10 pound kettlebell)
2 x 15 Balancing running (wo)man
The third workout of the day was wrangling eight 7 year old children at my kids’ birthday party. If you’ve ever played mini golf with a large group of kids, you know it’s a serious HITT workout!
Sunday Funday kicked off with bluebird skies and a 20 mile bike ride to the bay and back. Part of the route that I traveled was my favorite stretch of road for running and cycling during the summer. I call it the green mile because of the canopy of trees. It makes me happy!
This week’s workouts are going to be interesting. I’ll be adding a day of running AND I’m running a race. And when I say running, what I really mean is trying not to die on Upper Walking Boss. Because there will be NO running up 40% incline. I registered for Loon way back in February. I already had serious FOMO for Mount Washington two weeks ago. I’m not going through that again. I know I’m not race ready but my plan is to walk as needed (which will probably be often) and take it easy. It’s not a race but a slog with a group up a really, really, really steep ski hill.
How was your week in workouts?