What to say about last week’s workouts? Fun. Random. Normal.
Rest day. When my alarm went off Monday morning, I was not feeling a workout. My body was tired and achy. I blew off my planned workout and instead Cooper for a nice, longer than normal, walk. He was happy. And so was I.
Hill Repeats. I met up with a new to me group for hill repeats.
1 mile warm up with 4 strides, long steady climbs x 3 (was supposed to be 4 but we cut it short so I could at least do 1 short hill), 1 short explosive climb with 100 yard sprints at the tip of the hill. It was a shorter than I’d hope workout because we started later and I had to leave early. Fun though! And I got to catch up briefly with a former co-worker. That is until we started huffing and puffing up the hills!
Morning Yoga Flow at Bending Bodhi Yoga
Usually I plan out my workouts but today, I totally winged it. Maybe it was because of the crazy dense fog? It was random and all over the place but I think I hit everything that I needed. And it was fun. I call that a win!
20 minute warm up walk with Cooper
Form drills – line jumps, rock hoppers, Carioca, high knees, butt kickers
Single leg hops, jumps, walking single leg lunges forward and back, lateral cross over lunges
1 mile run
Each exercise 1 min each – single leg squats, calf raises, tricep dip off the step, plank jacks
1 mile run
Repeat strength exercises
This is a screen shot of a video I did while doing drills. Just look at Cooper’s face!
The sunrise was amazing but this run sucked big time. 6 miles of crazy humidity and dead legs that did not want to run. Nothing else to say about that other than I’m glad it’s over.
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi
My gym is open again! I was so excited to get in and get back to all the equipment and weights I’ve been missing. My excitement was evident in that I wanted to do ALL the exercises for ALL the body parts. Another random workout!
30 minutes upright bike
Squat w/ overhead press with 25 pound plate
TRX plank pike
TRX push up
DB chest press
Single leg balance with Y-T-L shoulder exercises
Pull up prep – bar hangs 60 sec x 3, mini pull up 5 x 3
55 minute trail run
I took my time before getting ready for my run. I really, really didn’t want to run on the roads. Instead, I hit the dirt for 55 minutes of happiness. I just love the trails so much. However, I do not love the pesky deer flies. Those suckers bit me through my compression sleeves even!
Later in the afternoon we hit up the Discover Adventure at Gunstock. Is it sad that I was so cramped up after riding the Mountain Coaster over and over and over again? I was hobbling across the field when we were done! Or is it more sad that I was so nauseous from riding the Mountain Coaster over and over and over again? I can’t hang with the big kids anymore!
A sign of a good workout? A sweaty chin and cheeks. I was dripping sweat everywhere.
10 mile run with Julie
I felt ready to bump up my long run mileage so I was thrilled to have company along for the ride. And what better way to enjoy a gorgeous morning than along the coast of Maine with a pit stop at the Nubble and ending at bagel shop. And then on my way home I also stopped at a new mini donut place. So much goodness after a super sweaty run!
I’m feeling pretty good about where I’m at with my fitness. I’m not rushing it and I’m kind of just going with the flow. After Sunday’s run, my left plantar faschia felt tight and a little sore. I’ve been icing and rolling my calf like crazy with hopes it goes away as quickly as it arrived. I’ve been slacking on my rolling and it shows.
Linking up with Hoho for the weekly workout wrap up.
How was your week in workouts?