Another week. Another week of last week’s workouts.
It seems like it’s been forever since I posted anything but it was super nice to just let the blog ‘be’ over the last 4 days. It’s funny that there was once a time when I felt like I HAD to post all the time. Long weekends are meant to be savored and not tied to the computer.
Or to be tied to the help desk at Apple. It’s a super long ridiculous story but I locked myself out of my phone because I forgot the password to my Apple ID. Apparently you can’t recover your password from email anymore but you need a “safe” number. And apparently I never set up a safe number. After being on the phone with 4 different customer service reps (and a supervisor), I was told it was going to be 3 days before I had access to anything tied to my Apple ID. My life is with my phone. Don’t be like me. Set up a safe number now!
So let’s catch up on last week’s workouts. It was a pretty awesome week in workouts. Lots of trail time and I ran my first race post stress fracture.
Spoiler alert: it was so fun!
I got super annoyed with a woman at the gym who “claimed” a bench but did the majority of her workout elsewhere in the gym. She wasn’t using it, so I started using it. Once she saw me sit on the bench, she marched over to tell me she was still using it. Not sure how you can be using it from on the other side of the gym but whatever. I got up and thankfully another benched opened up. What irked me even more is that she didn’t sit down to use the bench. She used the decline bench NEXT to it! One of my biggest gym pet peeves are people who hog the equipment. It’s not your home gym people!
3 x 10 squats (squat rack)
3 x 20 single leg calf raises
3 x 20 split squats
3 x 10 DB bench press
3 x 10 single leg shoulder press
3 x 10 TRX Inverted Row
3 x 20 TRX plank pikes
30 minute run. Running after squatting always feels fantastic. I felt like Bambi for the first mile trying to figure out how my legs worked.
I had such a fun with trail run with Julie. The plan was to run 35-40 minutes. Actual: 50+ minutes because I got us turned around in a few places. Whoops. 5 miles of dirt is always a good way to start the day. And it was my first back to back runs since March. No pain and feeling great!
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi
Thankfully I didn’t encounter bench hog today at the gym.
45 minutes Arc Trainer
3 x 10 TRX Push Ups
3 x 20 second bar hangs (I’m in pull up training!)
2 x 10 band assisted pull ups
3 x 10 squats with 40 lb bar
3 x 10 side lunge with 30 lb bar
3 x 20 second rope pulls
3 x 10 pulley chest fly
3 x 10 pulley tricep extension
3 x 10 hammer strength pull downs
3 x 10 plank pikes
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi
30 minute trail run with Ron. He said he didn’t want to go running with me. Somehow I always get my way.
40 minutes Stepmill
I didn’t have a ton of time at the gym and I didn’t want to trash my legs too much in anticipation for Sunday’s race. I did this circuit doing each exercise for 1 minute (side plank 30 sec each side).
Loon Mountain Race – 6.8 miles (according to my Garmin), over 2200 feet vertical gain
I wasn’t sure I was going to do a full race recap on Loon since I technically wasn’t “racing”. But I have so much to say about it that I think I might have to share more than just a few sentences. Here’s a brief synopsis – No pain at all, I felt stronger than I anticipated and it was SO FUN! Stay tuned for the full recap.
How was your week in workouts?