Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Last week’s workouts were off.

Off as in, not as how I had planned. But that’s life!  So I rolled with the punches and did what I could with what I had.  I didn’t freak out about it.  It felt kind of nice to do something different.  And it actually is probably a blessing in disguise that I didn’t run as much as I had hoped just so I could give my plantar fascia more down time.


20 minutes Arc Trainer, 20 minutes stepmill

bench press

TRX tricep ext

TRX inverted row

Smith press SL step ups

SL deadlift

walking lunges

pull up shrugs

rope bicep curl


side plank

med ball toss


4.6 mile mountain/trail run, 1,489 ft elev gain

Kyle and I hit Gunstock Mountain for some climbing.  It was a ridiculously humid morning with the threat of thunderstorms.  My hair was soaked as if I had jumped in a lake by the time we hit the summit.  I even squeezed it out to get rid of some of the weight.  We opted to run down the BR trail rather than the maintenance road.  I’m so glad we did because I always have flashbacks of rolling my ankle running down that road the week before Mt. Washington 2 years ago.  I don’t need that in my life EVER again!

As luck would have it, it started to downpour as soon as we were done.  The last place I wanted to be was on a mountain in a lightening storm!


40 minutes step mill alternating front, left, right side steps and 1:00 speed play

bench step ups

hip thrusters

lunge matrix

SL deadlift with DB shoulder press

TRX bridge

eccentric calf raises

eccentric pull ups

pull up shrugs

plank taps

med ball toss


I had planned on running today but my son woke up at 2:30 a.m. with a fever and crawled into bed with us.  There was no way I could quietly slip away for an early morning run.  Since he wasn’t feeling well, he didn’t go to camp which meant I was home bound all day.  I could have run on the treadmill but it was an absolute gorgeous day.  I wanted to be outside so I took my workout to the backyard while my little buddy slept.

It wasn’t a run but it got the sweat flowing!

walking lunge (20)

squats (20)

squat jump (15)

incline push ups (15)

tricep dips (15)

burpees (5)

side plank to sl balance (10)

med ball mountain climbers (20)

med ball push up with leg lift  (10)

Repeat sequence x3

Cooper photobombs are optional.


Rest day

After being out till midnight on Thursday for a concert with friends, there was no way I was setting my alarm for anything that had a 4 a.m. in it!


4.2 mile run, 211 ft elev gain, 8:46 avg/pace

It felt so good to be running. It’s kind of weird how with my reduced mileage lately, my body has been feeling very off.  Let’s just say things aren’t running as smoothly if you know what I mean.  As soon as I finished my run, everything was back to normal operations.  🙂


Power yoga @ Bending Bodhi

It rained like crazy all day long which made for a lazy Sunday.  With no plans, I hopped into the studio for a class.  My body needed it like WHOA.  It’s unbelievable how my body can feel so scrunched and compacted with missing a week of yoga.

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

8 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I hope your son is feeling better! And you definitely made the right call to workout outside…love the Cooper photobomb too – LOL!! And that shot of you running up Gunstock is epic! We have had the same gross humidity creeping toward us and, with speed on my agenda today, it looks like I will be treadmill bound 🙁
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  2. Glad to see you back to running again! Hope your son is feeling better and that your daughter doesn’t catch whatever he has. I’m seeing a lot of hand, foot, and mouth in the clinic. Ewwww.

    I do love a good doggie photobomb!!

  3. You know when you see a ski lift in the picture, there is some seriously elevation gain happening! I hope your son feels better and no one else in the family will be affected. Cooper is hilarious. He looks so nonchalant (if dogs can look that way!). Thanks for linking.

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