Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Looking back at last week’s workouts, I would say two things.

  1. I took the week off from running because running Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday flared up my posterior tib tendon.  If you have been a long time reader, you may remember this pesky tendon was part of the reason why I was unable to run for 6 months back in 2015. The good news is that my tendon was feeling great by the end of the week.  The bad news?  It started to hurt again when I ran on Saturday. Enter ALL the crazy injury thoughts into my head.
  2. I stepped out of my comfort zone and hit the pool.  Not just for pool running but actual time in a lane.  I know. Whoa.

Here’s the rundown on how last week’s workouts went.


40 minutes Elliptical

40 minutes strength


Squats with shoulder press (45 lb plate)

Single leg calf raises

Single leg step ups with 30 lb Kettlebell

TRX single leg squats

TRX pike planks

TRX push ups

Cable chest press

Pull up prep hangs (3 x 30 seconds)

Kettlebell plank rows

Egoscue exercises

Foot/ankle strengthening band work

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30 minutes Arc Trainer

30 minutes Bike

Core and mobility work

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi

Egoscue exercises

Foot/ankle strengthening band work


40 minutes Arc Trainer

40 minutes strength

Single leg TRX squats

Kettlebell squat press

Bench side step ups w/ 15 lb Kettlebell

TRX push ups

Bench press (flat and incline)

Rope pulls (3 x 60 seconds)

Cable crossovers

Pull up prep, bar hangs (3 x 60 seconds)

Pull up prep, mini pulls 3 x 6

TRX row

Egoscue exercises

Foot/ankle strengthening band work

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30 minutes pool running w/ 30-45 sec pick ups

10 minutes kick board

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi

Egoscue exercises

Foot/ankle strengthening band work

Mary invited me to an early morning pool session.  When she mentioned swimming and laps, I had so many questions.  Would I need a swim cap? (if you want to wear one, go ahead). Will I need goggles?  (see answer to the first question). Will I have to share a lane and OMG how do you do that? (It’s usually not that busy but I’ll explain it when we are there). Will I drown? (no!)

You know – important questions for someone who has zero experience of lap swimming. And someone who is at best, a champion dog paddler.

It was actually fun to have company with pool running and to try something different. I know I said it before, but I will be spending more time in the pool.

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20 mile bike ride

Egoscue exercises

I had an unexpected afternoon off from work so I hopped on my bike for a ride down to the bay. It was a beautiful day!

Foot/ankle strengthening band work


3 mile run

Egoscue exercises

Everything was going along fabulously for my run until the very end.  My tendon and medial malleolus started to hurt.  I came home ice, stretched and tried to massage the knots out as best I could.  Damn you tendon! My mind started to do crazy things and I started to wonder if maybe I had a stress fracture again, this time in the medial malleolus. F@ck. I know posterior tib tendonitis is not fun and a pain to get rid of but I’d much rather have that then wear another boot so soon after getting rid of it just over 2 months ago.

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Rest day at the beach.  Maybe the iced cold Atlantic helped because my foot was feeling better with more range of motion and no pain afterwards. Fingers crossed it gets better every day.

Linking up with Hoho for the weekly workout wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?


24 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Totally inspiring post. being fit and active is today’s demand.But at the same time, we are so busy in our daily routine that doesn’t get sufficient time for yourself. As a result of this, we have to struggle for maintaining health. Thus, it’s important to be active and concerned about fitness and all the different methods that could possibly work on fitness.
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  2. Sorry your foot is bothering you! You still had a great week of workouts – swimming is so intimidating right now…I haven’t swam laps in years!
    Hope it feels better soon!

  3. Ugh – I know the struggle well. It feels like one thing after another lately! Fingers crossed for you that it’s minor.

    PS- any chance you are going to the RW festival this year?

  4. I tried pool running for the first time the other week at a cross country running camp and it was actually so so hard, haha! But, it is really awesome that it allows you to get in training without all the impact. They told us some pretty cool stories about top level athletes who got injured, had to train in-pool only, and ended up doing really well. I hope your foot starts feeling better 🙂 !

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  5. I hope your pain is nothing serious! Every little twinge sends me into a tailspin as I’ve spent too much time injured the last couple of years. In fact, I may do some pool running myself this week. You did a great job with staying active this week and with a fantastic variety of activities too.

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