Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were not the norm. My kids were on school vacation and I had most of the week off from work at the hospital. I missed my gym workouts. I missed yoga at the studio. And I started the week with a rest day which felt really bizarre.


Rest day at Great Wolf Lodge

If you’ve been there, you know it’s not a restful place for adults. But thankfully, you can drink anywhere.

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3.7 mile trail run, 1176 ft elev gain, 15:00 avg pace

When you have two moms with the week off from work AND with childcare for the morning, you head to the mountains. This was my first time running Mt. Major in almost a year.  It was muddy, wet and a little snowy/icy in spots near the summit. We had to power hike a good portion because of run off but it was heavenly.

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7 mile run, 346 ft elev gain, 8:51 avg pace

My quads were feeling it on this mornings run from the descent of Mt. Major the day before. But I got to wore shorts, ran with Kyle AND I beat the rain.  I call that a win!


30 minutes Arc Trainer

10 minutes Stepmill

Strength training

DB bench press

DB pullover

Bench step ups with curl/press

Pulley reach and pull single leg balance

Box jumps

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Pendulum lunges

TRX single arm pull and reach

TRX mountain climbers

KB single leg squat/deadlift

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4.1 mile run, 214 ft elev gain, 8:43 avg pace

I enjoyed the most spectacular sunrise for the duration of this run.  Always worth the early morning alarm!

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5 mile run with 1:00 pick ups at every mile, 263 elev gain, 8:40 avg pace

As with most Saturday mornings, I gave myself too little time to run before having to leave from morning kid sports.  I didn’t intend for this to be a “faster” run but I was running out of time.


11.8 mile trail run, 744 ft elev gain, 10:35 avg pace

I joined a group of old and new friends (plus one fur friend) for what was supposed to be a 9 mile run. But we added a little more with a detour which turned out to be just fine.  It was muddy, wet, pouring rain at times and so much fun.  My toes are a little beat up but other than that I feel great.  Not bad for my longest trail run in over a year.

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

How was your week in workouts?

14 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. You had a really great week of workouts even though your schedule was a little thrown off! I always feel weird when i don’t get in a workout on Monday. That mountain run looks amazing!

    1. I have a friend who loves her Monday rest day. She says it gives her a day to regroup after a hard weekend. Whatever works for you is best!

  2. Sometimes it’s nice to break out of your routine and you did it in spectacular fashion! I love your trail run pictures. Looks so beautiful!!!

    Now back to the grind…

    1. Falling and trail running go hand and hand. I tripped over a root on Sunday and almost landed face first in a mud pit. Thankfully I just got muddy!

  3. A Great Wolf Lodge has recently opened nearby. It makes me very happy that my kids are grown. LOL. I actually had to have ankle surgery due to a water park injury years ago. Ahhh…memories. That is a stunning sunrise photo! Your trail runs this week sound like fun too! Thanks for linking!

  4. Great Wolf must be a chain, I think there’s one here in Minnesota by the Mall of America 🙂

    What amazing views you have, I wished I lived in Vermont!

  5. That mountain run looks amazing – I bet the views were incredible! When Mondays are accidental rest days, it always feels a bit weird – like something is missing!

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