Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were way better than the week prior.  The pain from the pinched nerve in my neck got better with each day.  After taking a week off from all strength training, it felt good to get back to it.

Monday

30 minutes Arc Trainer

15 minutes Stepmill alternating 20 steps forward, 20 steps left side, 20 steps right side

20 minutes strength training testing out my neck.  I used lighter weights to test the waters.

DB chest press

TRX push up

TRX row

KB around the world

Monster walk forward/backwards/side

KB steps ups

Single leg line jumps

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Tuesday

45 minute run

Clam shells with resistance band

Single leg glute bridge

Plank matrix – forearm, side, shoulder taps

Jump squats

Barbell push press

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Wednesday

30 minutes Arc Trainer

10 minutes Stepmill

30 minutes strength training

Med ball squat toss

Single leg KB deadlift

KB swings

Eccentric pull ups

Banded pull ups

Lunge matrix – front, side, reverse off step

DB flys

Barbell skull crush

TRX rows and push ups

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Thursday

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi Yoga – It had been a solid 2 weeks since I did yoga.  It felt so good!  The focus of the class was all about being non judgemental so the flow was slower and we stayed in poses longer.  The teacher showed us this awesome way to cradle your head and neck in a blanket for savasana.  It felt amazing!

40 minute run with 6 x 20 sec strides

It was my first time picking up the pace in a run since coming back.  It took about 2 strides for me to get into a groove and then it all came together smoothly.  It’s funny how running can be just like riding a bike.  You may take some time off, but your body knows what to do.

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Friday

Rest day!

Saturday

My longest run post ankle injury so far – 6 miles!  I didn’t plan on running that long or for hitting every single steep hill in town. It just kind of happened when you are busy chattering the whole time.  I felt great but Julie’s knee starting acting up near the end.  Opps.

Later that day, it started to snow.  The first snow of the season is always exciting.  It was absolutely gorgeous with all of the holiday lights up downtown.

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Sunday

We got about 6 inches of snow overnight which made for an absolutely stunning 5 mile run with Nicole in the morning.  After feeling so good on Saturday’s run, I got a little overzealous in thinking that I could run even longer Sunday.  Rather than push my limits, I decided to go for 5 and call it good.  There will be plenty of times to run longer in the weeks to come.

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Linking up with Hoho and Triciaand Jess/Jessfor the weekly workout wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?

14 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. that snow picture is so so so pretty. I CANNNNOT believe this Texan has one kinda similar too!
    snow thursday pm
    NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!
    First and only snow of the season Im certain.

    xoxo

  2. Look at you making smart decisions about distance!! Good for you woman because you know going longer before you’re ready just means trouble.
    LOVE the snow, although it was horrible timing for us here and I haven’t been able to run in it…yet. Glad you’re back at it and pain free…for now 🙂
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  3. You are getting lots of quality workouts in 🙂
    I love strides! They make me feel like a superhero for a few minutes 🙂 and really get the endorphins flowing!

  4. Wow, such a solid week of workouts! Awesome weekend of running, too! The snow was really magical. I feel like we’ve had quite a few warm Decembers – at least this year it will “feel” like Christmas!

  5. Awesome week of workouts, and what great running pics you take 🙂 I love snowy runs as long as its not icy. After breaking my ankle on the ice in 2008, I’m a lot more cautious and often turn to the treadmill when I’m in doubt.

    Thanks for linking up with Jess and me!

  6. Woo Hoo for your longest run post injury! That is an awesome shot going into that tunnel! Did you jump over your phone? LOL. We even got snow here in the deep south! Isn’t that crazy? Thanks for linking!

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