Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were going along swimmingly until Friday when my throat started to feel weird.  At first, I hoped for allergies.  But when I started to get chills, aches and feel like crud, I knew it was a good ol’ fashion cold.  Yippee.


20 minutes Arc Trainer

20 minutes Stepmill

bench press

reverse grip bent over row

eccentric pull ups

band pull ups

KB around the world

bench step up with heavy KB

pendulum lunge

plank with KB pull thru

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi Yoga

5.1 mile run, 8:54 avg/pace, 271 ft elev/gain

After last week’s wonky times when uploaded to Strava, I ditched my Epson and went with my ol’ trusty Garmin GPS. My times were exactly the same on both.  I guess I’m back to being a Garmin Girl!


7 mile run with 4 hill repeats, 9:20 avg/pace, 794 ft elev/gain

Kyle and I ran about 2 miles to the beastly hill in town before doing 4 repeats.  The thing about hill repeats is that you can feel the strength you’ve gained.  That hill will never be easy but you just get stronger and more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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Sweaty hair + pink cheeks = great workouts


5 mile trail run, 10:39 avg/pace, 226 ft elev/gain

My running buddy from last year, Lori, was in town so we met up for an early morning trail run. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time to catch up and cover more miles.  The woods are so lovely right now with everything so green.

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20 minute Arc Trainer

10 minute Stepmill

single leg balance w/ bicep curl to shoulder press

single leg balance bent over row

Smith press bench step ups


cable squat/row

tricep rope extension

pendulum lunges w/ KB pass thru

eccentric pull ups

banded pull ups

TRX mountain climbers

TRX pike planks

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5.6 mile run, 8:51 avg/pace, 338 ft elev/gain

I slept in a little later this morning because I was feeling run down (the cold was appearing!). I had a short window for a run so I squeezed as much as I could before shuttling kids to gymnastics, soccer and baseball.  The highlight of my run?  Having a random cat run with me for about a 1/4 mile.  I’ve had dogs run with me but never a cat.  I wanted to take the thing home with me!

I started to feel worse as the day went on.  It didn’t help that it was 55 degrees and windy while I froze my tushie off at the games.  I was soooo cold!

Guess what I did when everything was over?  I crashed on the couch for a solid 4 hours and went to bed early.

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Rest day – I woke up feeling a little better but still felt achy with a stuffed nose and achy sinuses. I always know when a run doesn’t sound good, I’m sick. Today was the day.  The most activity I got today was riding my bike casually at the beach with the family.

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

How was your week in workouts?

16 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’m loving how green everything is and all the blooms too!

    I have a hard time running with friends because I tend to want to talk too much and I can’t do that while running so I’d rather walk..haha

  2. Hope you are feeling better! I also know Im getting sick when I don’t feel like running or working out. It was tough going from warm weather to some chilly days again last week!

  3. Wow, a four hour nap?! Yeah, if that were me, my husband would likely be carting me to the doctor. The only time I ever nap is when I’m sick. I’m glad you gave your body that rest! Hope you feel better soon, too. Summer colds are the worst!

    1. I didn’t feel the brunt of the cold until Saturday afternoon. Taking Sunday off made a huge difference. I was able to run on Monday with no problems even though I still am a little stuffy.

  4. I hope you feel better! Everything was so pretty and green in Vermont this weekend – I hope you are able to get out this week and enjoy it more!
    I always like seeing your strength workouts – I finally have a gym membership (yay!) and am excited to use all the equipment, and your workouts are always good inspiration!

    1. I am feeling better, thankfully. And yay for a gym membership! I thought I was good without one for years but I’m glad I got one last year. It’s been a game changer for strength training!

  5. I hope you are feeling better! (My throat felt raw last week but thankfully never developed further.) A nap is a sure sign I’m sick. Hills will definitely never feel easy to me so I really like your phrase “more comfortable with being uncomfortable”. I may steal that. 😉 Thanks for linking!

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