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.
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
KB around the world
Monster walk forward/backwards/side
KB steps ups
Single leg line jumps
45 minute run
Clam shells with resistance band
Single leg glute bridge
Plank matrix – forearm, side, shoulder taps
Barbell push press
30 minutes Arc Trainer
10 minutes Stepmill
30 minutes strength training
Med ball squat toss
Single leg KB deadlift
Eccentric pull ups
Banded pull ups
Lunge matrix – front, side, reverse off step
Barbell skull crush
TRX rows and push ups
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.
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.
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.
How was your week in workouts?