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.
Reverse grip bent over row
Barbell bicep curl
TRX single leg row
Eccentric pull ups
Pull up shrugs
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
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.
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:
Front/side plank (30 sec each)
Med ball squat toss
Glute bridge with band
Bear crawls with band around forearms
KB single leg deadlift
Bosu push ups
Bosu ball balance exercises
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!
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
Dark and early runs are that great for pics but are excellent for catching up with friends!
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.
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.
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”.
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.
How was your week in workouts?