Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

The good news is that I did NOT hurt myself at all last week.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that since it seemed like I was on a never ending streak of bad luck?

I hope that I’ve got all that out of the way and my accident prone ways are tamed.

Last week’s workouts were good.  I got a lot of variety and even made it to the pool one day. I’m really missing yoga but my appointments that conflicted with my fav classes are over with so it’s back to the mat next week.

Still not running (yet!) but that should change soon as I get on the Alter G at physical therapy.  I’m not dealing with any pain just a lot of tightness.  I feel like I want to run but I know running with that much tightness will just lead to more tightness and I’ll be back at square one in no time. Trying to be smart about things is hard when the fall weather arrived late in the week. I want to hit the trails so bad!


Basement workout – Remember when I used to do these all the time?  It was nice to head downstairs immediately after waking up but I’m so glad I joined a gym.  There’s just so much more variety.

40 minutes recumbent bike

30 minutes upper body and core

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20 minutes Arc Trainer

20 minutes Step Mill

40 minutes lower body and core strength

Physical Therapy

Agility drills with the ladder

Ankle weight inversion/eversion

Heel walks w/ 10 lb kettlebells

Single leg balance on trampoline (eyes open and closed)

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40 minutes Arc Trainer

15 minutes Rowing Machine

30 minutes Upper Body Strength

Bench press

TRX push ups

TRX row

Battle ropes

Rope pull

Bar hangs 30 sec x 3 (pull up prep)

Eccentric pull ups

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30 minutes Lateral X Elliptical

15 minutes Step Mill

30 minute walk at the beach

My Chiropractor told me to hit the sand to work on my ankle strength and mobility.  Started off with wet sand at the water’s edge and walked back on the dry sand that makes you work.

And I may have tried a little snippets of a run just to see how I felt.  So far, so good!

Physical Therapy

More agility work on the ladder – I still sucked

Side step with single leg hop

Stability ball single leg calf raises against the wall at an angle – It was my first time doing these – what a killer!

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I had the day off from work because I was originally supposed to be in Rhode Island with Cabot Cheese touring their farms and running a 10k race.  That is until, I did something really stupid 6 weeks ago (like stepping off a curb the wrong way!).

I had the day free with the kids in school and zero appointments or meetings.  It was heavenly being such a bum.  Well, at least a bum after I worked out.

20 minutes Step Mill alternating 20 steps forward, 20 steps left, 20 steps right

45 minutes pool running

Strength training

Lunge matrix (forward, side, back)

Squat press with 45 lb plate

KB plank rows

Single leg DB shoulder press

Step ups

DB chest press

TRX push ups

TRX pike planks

TRX bicycle planks

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I skipped a morning workout because of things that needed to be done before soccer (which was cancelled because of the rain) and a birthday party that the kids were attending. I had every intention of working out after the party but I opted for a nap instead.  There were SO many kids and they were SO loud.  It was exhausting just watching it all!


45 minute trail walk with Cooper on an absolutely gorgeous fall day.

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How was your week in workouts?

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




13 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. You are killing it at the gym! Nice work! And I’m so jealous of your lazy Friday.

    The walk on sand is a smart way to strengthen and ease back in… glad you’re feeling good!

  2. Thanks for linking up with us! Glad to have found your blog. What an amazing variety of workouts you do each week, I’m so impressed!

    I love your “Life’s short, Run Fast” shirt 🙂

    Great advice about ankle strength on the sand…I bet that really helps! Good luck!

  3. I am always amazed at the variety of workouts you have EACH day. I’m in need of shaking things up…my strength training has been far too sporadic lately….and yoga? UGH. It’s been awhile….

  4. Your strength workouts are so creative! I remember those single leg balance exercises from when I had PT for my ankle years ago – they are so hard! Especially with the eyes closed – I fell off the Bosu so many times during the first couple sessions. You are doing so well in rehabbing your ankle and I know it will pay off.
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  5. You have been so patient and diligent about your physical therapy! It sounds like everything is coming together for you. Fingers crossed you’ll be able to run soon. I’m curious to hear how you like the Alter G therapy. That is a beautiful picture of the lighthouse. Thanks for linking.

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