Last week’s workouts in a nutshell:
I lifted heavy things.
I yoga(d). And thankfully it was not Bikram.
I had a blast spectating a half marathon.
All of my runs this week were outside. It.felt.great. It’s hard to believe that a month ago, I was questioning if and when I’d ever be able to run again. You’d think by now I’d know that once an injury is on the better side of healing, progress moves quickly and before you know it, it’s like you were never injured.
My week ended with spending time with some of my favorite running friends chatting, drinking wine, eating good food and laughing. LOTS of laughing.
45 min Arc Trainer
40 min lower body strength training
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
For some reason my alarm did not go off as planned. That meant no early gym session. I also had anticipated running on the Alter-G during physical therapy but we were short on time and opted for working on what I need most – strength and form drills.
After PT, I had a short window of opportunity to bust out a run.
5 min w/u walk, 8 min run, 2 min walk, 8 min run, 2 min walk, 8 min run, 5 min c/d walk
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi Yoga
30 min pool running: 10 min easy, Intervals: 1 min hard/1 min easy for 10 min, 2 min hard, 1 min easy for 10 min.
15 min kickboard laps
30 minutes Arc Trainer
30 minutes full body strength training
Run outside: 5 min w/u walk, 10 min run, 2 min walk, 10 min run, 2 min walk, 10 min run, 5 min c/d walk
Restorative Yoga at Bending Bodhi Yoga
The nice people at ProViz sent me this super cute running vest. I love a good running vest during the chilly fall and winter. My core stays warm but my arms can breathe. This one also gets bonus points for being reflective. That’s super important when because it’s now dark at 4 p.m. Ugh!! Take note – you’ll be seeing a lot of this vest all winter long.
I was so rested and relaxed that I dropped my phone in the toilet. Have you ever done that? It was my first time and hopefully last. I’m super thankful that my phone survived thanks to it’s 24 hours in a bag of rice and a husband that took it totally apart to dry every crevice.
Maybe the wine had a small part in me forgetting my phone was in my back pocket. Or maybe I was feeling forgetful because I was having too much fun hanging out with some of my best running friends at the Rise.Run.Retreat race weekend meet up.
So. much. fun!
Although we really, really missed the other girls from years past. Next year!
Another run outside, another up in run intervals. 48 min run/walk intervals: 5 min w/p walk, 12 min run, 2 min walk, 12 min run, 2 min walk, 10 min run, 5 min c/d walk
No pictures since my phone was still on rice. It felt so odd not being able to document my run on Instagram. I guess it didn’t happen, right? Ron joked that I could have taken the iPad. Ummm…Not awkward at all.
Does spectating a half marathon count as a workout? I think so! I walked over 7 miles (with some of it running!) going to various places to see friends out on the course of the Seacoast Half Marathon.
I was quite bummed to be missing out on one of my favorite local races but it was a blast to see the ladies from the Rise.Run.Retreat race meet up (and so many friends) killing it on the course.
Now that I think about it, it’s been 4 years since I last that race. Maybe next year will be my return to it? We shall see.
How was your week in workouts?