Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were easy and casual with one key workout that was a way for me to get up and over all the injuries of last year.

MONDAY

Reverse grip bent over row

Barbell bicep curl

TRX single leg row

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Bar hangs

KB plank rows

Med ball squat toss

Single leg deadlift with KB press

Side lunge with weight plate push/press

Single leg balance med ball toss

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TUESDAY

Morning Flow yoga at Bending Bodhi

5 mile run with hill repeats:

2 mile w/u easy run to base of hill

6 x 30 sec at hard pace

2 mile run home

I haven’t done hill repeats up this one gigantic hill in town in almost one year.  It’s the hill that may or may not have contributed to my fibula stress fracture (that’s some people’s theory).  I had not planned on hill repeats that day but there was something that pulled me to take a right up that hill when I ran past it.

I’m so glad I did because it made me feel like it’s one less thing hanging over my head from last year’s injuries. I didn’t run the repeats as fast as I could one year ago.  I didn’t do as many.  I didn’t feel as strong as last year.  But you know what?  Last year is last year.  I’m done running for the past.  I’m running for right now.

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WEDNESDAY

When my alarm went off Wednesday morning, I promptly shut it off and reset it for 30 minutes later.  I can’t remember the last time I did that.  Clearly, I needed some more sleep.

I still wanted a workout in but I opted to do a basement workout instead of going to the gym.

30 minutes recumbent bike

3 sets of 10:

Monster walks

Side lunge

Front/side plank (30 sec each)

Med ball squat toss

Glute bridge with band

Bear crawls with band around forearms

KB single leg deadlift

KB swing

Bosu push ups

Bosu ball balance exercises

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THURSDAY

Our snow was replenished on Wednesday that dropped about 8 inches of snow on the ground.  The day after a snowstorm is always my favorite.  Especially when it’s a sunny, blue sky day.  Everything sparkles and looks magical!

Nicole and I hit the lovely FLAT community trail a 3 mile snowshoe run.  Which if you’ve ever run in snowshoes, you know that’s equivalent to 30 miles at least.

So freakin’ hard but so fun!

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FRIDAY

Since I’m not training for anything in particular right now, I’m trying to make my miles as enjoyable as possible.  Running with friends no matter the distance is always a blast. Especially when it’s dark and the roads are empty.

5.5 easy miles with Kyle

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Dark and early runs are that great for pics but are excellent for catching up with friends!

SATURDAY

Rest day!

I had plans of running long after the kids finished up their morning sports. But I was out late (12:30 a.m.!!!!! -> who am I???) and had some wine and was up at 5:20 a.m. because my son thought it was a good time to snuggle. Why does he pick THAT day?!?!  After the kids were done with sports, a friend wanted to meet up to go sledding.  So we did.  The only exercise I got was walking up the steep ass hill multiple times.

SUNDAY

6 mile easy run

The beauty of not training for anything right now means that I have no problem blowing off a long run for the week.  I had planned on 10 miles but I slept in and only had about 60 minutes to squeeze in my run before we had to head up to the mountains for a day of skiing/snowboarding.

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Mid run fuel.  How else do you think New Hampshire runner’s stay warm?  😉

It was the first day of snowboarding this season for me.  Even though I’ve been snowboarding for years, the first few runs always feel so awkward like I have to relearn how to do everything.  And I’ve found that the older I get, the more nervous I am.  I’ve become a geriatric boarder.  I’m slow AF and so freakin’ cautious.  But with my history of injuries, I think my concerns are legit, right? 😉 In a couple of months, I’ll be able to officially become a member of Grays on Trays.  You know because I’ll be 40 and more “mature”.

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Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?

19 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Congrats on making it back to that hill! I still think about certain routes that I ran right before I initially got hurt. I’ve been able to run them again but I cant help but think about my injury every time I do! It’s a good time of year to back off on the long runs and do some other winter activities. Looks like you had a great week!
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    1. The funniest (or maybe really cool too) part is that I heard about Greys on Trays from an 86 year old who started snowboarding when he was 65! You are NEVER too old to try something new.

  2. I love so much of this!! Good for you for staying out late mama but why, why do the kids always pick those mornings to snuggle early?? I feel your pain!
    And I’m constantly seeing alcohol nips on my runs too. #countryliving
    As for snowboarding – I’m not quite in the geriatric club but I’m not far off. I’m so much more conservative because I don’t want to risk getting injured!! #lame
    So glad you out there this past weekend and hope there are many more to come!
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    1. I’m more than happy to take my wide turns and go at a slow pace on my board while I watch all the crazy people fly by me. And hope that no one takes me out. #WorstNightmare

  3. That is one of the best things about not being in training for anything, just cutting short or blowing off a run is no big deal. Great job conquering the hill too. Hills are a love/ hate with me but I have a hard time getting away from them so I try to really embrace them. I know they help in the end
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    1. I was the opposite – skiing then snowboarding. I haven’t tried to ski in about 20 years. I wonder if I’d be able to pick it back up again?

  4. That hill! There’s no way. I do not like hills. I’m glad my CrossFit coach does “hill” training as part of my conditioning. I’d rather pull the sled…

    The amount of alcohol bottles I see on my runs is ridiculous! I run along a frontage road near my house and there are always tons of bottles. I also saw an empty oxycodone bottle there too once. It makes me think…do people drive around wasted all the time? Of course they do…

    Have a great week!

    1. I need to do more sled work. I asked my husband to build me a sled that I can push and pull in the basement but I supposed I could just load up my kids sleds outside right now since we have snow on the ground. 🙂 And I think you are right that everyone is loaded when they drive. It’s scary out there!

  5. I lived near Boston for 6 years and I miss New Hampshire. I love how much variety is in your workout. I think I need more of that but there is something about a Hill Repeat-love them! Thanks for sharing your week!

    1. Where did you live near Boston? It’s so nice being only an hour away from Boston but we still have the smaller town vibe. I need variety in my workouts otherwise I’d be injured non stop. My max days for running is 5 but I do best with 3-4. Cross training keeps me going!

  6. Without fail, it is always that night that you stay out late that the kids wake up extra early!!

    It’s definitely nice to be flexible with your long run right now. And I love that you got back to conquer that hill!

  7. Great job conquering that hill! Hills are such a confidence-boosting workout. Although hill repeats still intimidate me – I’d rather just climb them at a moderate effort!
    I am the slowest snowboarder ever. Like, senior citizens and toddlers outrun me. I’m hoping I can pick up more speed with skiing!

  8. Great job in conquering “the hill’ from last year. And I love the perspective of running for now. I’m impressed — at least you snowboard. I never made the transition from skis and at this point, it won’t happen. My kids like it and it looks fun, but I just see a messed up knee in my future. I can’t imagine how tough it is to run in show shoes. You had a great active and fun week! Thanks for linking!

    1. I grew up skiing but when when I met my husband he boarded and “convinced” me I needed to try snowboarding. I hated it but kept at it. Now I’m thinking of switching back to skiing because I think of all the ways I could really hurt myself snowboarding. I’m sure getting back on skis has it’s risks too.

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