Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately and last week’s workouts show it.

My parents were visiting for 2 weeks.  During a lot of that time, we played tourist a lot.  I ate weird to me foods, my routine was messed up and everything was off.  We had a great time but even though it wasn’t a full vacation it still felt a little vacation like.  During that time, my plantar fasciitis reared it’s ugly head again.  Even when it’s not noticeable, I’m still in fear of pushing it and making it worse.  So I’ve reduced my mileage A LOT.  When I do run, it’s easy pace.   It’s really weird but I don’t miss the higher mileage that much. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years of running, is that when I don’t feel the urge to run, it means I need a break.  So that’s what I did for the majority of the week.  I’m the queen of cross training so I took advantage of the gym, cycling outdoors and I even made an appearance in a Power Yoga class.


3.5 mile run, 9:17 avg pace

I woke up Monday wanting to run despite a long hike on Sunday.  I kept it short and easy to shake out the achy feeling that comes from the descent of hiking a 5000 footer that is nothing but rocks and more rocks.


40 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength training:

Bench press

TRX push ups

TRX tricep extension

TRX bicep curls

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Split squats w/ DB

Lunge matrix

Single leg sit to stand to box jump

TRX mountain climbers

TRX oblique crunch


5.2  mile run, 9:02 avg pace

Another 1000%  humidity run where I was sweating even before I started my dynamic warm up.  Thankfully, Kyle and I talked the whole time on this run because it takes away the thoughts of “THIS SUCKS!”  It’s better to have company when drowning in sweat.

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40 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength Training:

Cable flys

Rope row with reverse lunge

Rope tricep ext

Rope bicep curl with squat

Single leg bench step ups  with KB shoulder press

Single leg squat off bench

Single leg quick step ups with hop

Single leg deadlift

Hip thrusters

Decline push ups off bench

Renegade rows

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Plank/plank ups/side plank

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Rest day at the beach!


20 mile bike ride

I woke up undecided what I wanted to do for a workout.  I was debating between a trail run or a bike ride.  The usually very neutral Ron told me to take a bike ride.  It’s very rare for him to give an answer other than, “Do what you want to do” so I took his advice.  I took the back roads to the Bay and enjoyed the quiet.

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75 minute Power Yoga Class @ Bending Bodhi

Power yoga is what made me fall in love with yoga more than 12 years ago.  I love the faster pace and the sweat factor. But it’s been a couple of years since I regularly did Power just because of my studios schedule.  Sunday morning it was raining and I wasn’t running so I popped into the studio for the morning Power class.  I did poses that I hadn’t done in years.  It felt amazing!  I walked out of the studio promising myself that I’d fit more Power Yoga in my life.

How was your week in workouts?

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

16 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I always feel a little off all around when I am not on my regular schedule. That will be me this coming week. I will just do my best. I am always afraid that my PF will come back

  2. Every time I do yoga, I remember why I love it so much and vow to go back…but somehow its the first thing to slip when things get busy! I need to make it a priority, similar to you.

    Seems like you did a great job modifying this week and got in a good variety! Whenever I have visitors, its so much harder to stay on the routine.

  3. I get that “feeling off” feeling! The last couple of weeks were so fun but wow! did I get thrown off. I’m starting to get back on track again. Seeing you on the bike makes me think about going for a ride. It’s been a while and I miss it!

    Hope that PF stays away.

  4. Oh yeah keep that PF away. I feel you on being okay with low miles. The older I get the less I seem to long for runs over 12 or 15 or so. Makes marathon training a bit “interesting”. Haha!

  5. Oh that sunrise, gorgeous
    I’m similarly off kilter when out of my routine. I think it’s part of why I’m happiest with this week despite not being the keeper of the schedule. I said I was going for a run, and went. Food was much harder though. But it’s so hard. I hope your PF settles down quickly.

  6. I’m exactly like you – I run because I need to run, not because I’m training for something, and I never have to make myself get out there (sometimes I have to make myself continue but that’s another thing!). So just like you, if I don’t want to run, I know there’s a reason that will show itself before too long, and I don’t. HOpe you get back into things this week.

    1. Exactly! Since I’m not training for anything, it takes the pressure off of keeping up with my training log. I do miss running but I want to run and feel good, not like crap.

  7. We runners tend to like our routine. I too feel off when my routine is disrupted.
    Smart to back off on the mileage, wish I had before it was too late.
    Looks like a great place to ride!

  8. I can relate to not missing the running too much when I need to cut back. The body knows what it needs… but I hope the pf disappears asap!

    1. I’m going on just over a month since PF reared it’s ugly head. I think I need to call in the big guns for the heavy duty help.

  9. Even a small change in routine can affect our performance, mood, etc. I know I’ve felt off most of this year due to so much travel and just having most weekend booked with plans. I hope you can get the PF under control quickly. I think the bike ride was a wise choice. Thanks for linking!

  10. Running is always so much better when you listen to what your body needs. I hope you are able to resolve the PF! Mine got bad enough a couple years ago that I had to have it taped by a podiatrist, but then that worked wonders and I’ll still slap KT tape on it if it flares.

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