Last Week’s Workouts

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I think my runner card would be cut up if I didn’t first acknowledge the heat and humidity of last week’s workouts.   It was gross, swampy and excessive.

But I’m not complaining.

I may be struggling for air while a 9:30 pace feels like a sub 8, but I know that this is temporary.  Running in October will feel sooo easy.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself.


40 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength training:

DB bench press

DB single leg deadlift to shoulder press

Decline push ups

Reverse grip row

DB renegade rows

Hip thrusters

Bench steps ups

Split squats

Single leg sit to stand with hop

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

45 minute trail run

With my reduced mileage in July, I barely hit the trails at all.  I needed to remedy that quick so I took the time to hit the dirt and mud for 45 minutes of fun. It was much needed and very much enjoyed despite the shoe sucking mud and the mosquitoes.  5000 days of rain brings those suckers out.


5 mile run with Kyle

I’m really trying not to talk about how much the humidity sucks (whoops) so let’s talk about how freakin’ dark it is in the morning now. We had to wear headlamps.  Headlamps in August.  NOOOOO!!!  While searching for my headlamp the night before our run, I realized mine is missing.  I had to dig out Ron’s old headlamp from 2000.  So outdated but at least there was some light.

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

I finally broke down and saw a Physical Therapist for my aching Plantar Fasciitis. This week my foot was so achy at work that I knew I needed the big guns aka Graston and Dry Needling to help ease the pain. I decided to see a new to me PT that was recommended by a friend.  To be honest, I really switched because I wanted someone who did dry needling.  I’m so glad I did because after one treatment, I noticed a HUGE difference.  The good news is that I’m not really messed up too much.  It seems my daily rolling and stretching sessions are doing something right. PT Matt seems to think I should be good in a short time and gave me full permission to carry on with running unless the pain gets worse. #PraiseBe


30 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength Training:

Bench press

TRX push ups

TRX tricep extension

TRX bicep curl

TRX sit to stand row

TRX mountain climbers/mountain climber obliques

Split squats

Bench step ups w/ shoulder press

Single leg sit to stand with a hop

Single leg deadlift with clean

Eccentric Pull ups

Pull up shrugs

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5.3 mile run with Kyle

Kyle and I were so excited to try out Orangetheory for the first time.  But then we got turned away because the class we chose was a 90 minute class that first timers aren’t allowed to do.


When life hands you no Orangetheory class, you make the most of it and go for a run. Oh well.  And did I mention it was ridiculously humid? It was.

We’ll be back Orangetheory!

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I did a little too much jumping around and dancing at a karaoke bar on Saturday night to celebrate a friends birthday so my PF was talking to me Sunday morning.  Instead, we hit the beach where it was so cold from the wind. Guess what was missing from the day? Humidity!

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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 am so over the humidity too! I’ve been doing Graston the past 2 weeks for my achilles. Maybe I should try dry needling too? Glad it’s helping your PF that is no fun at all.

  2. I keep telling myself the same thing about the humidity. As much as I don’t want to see summer end, I won’t complain about running in cooler temps. I’ll miss my water sports tho.

    I’m glad to hear you got relief from the dry needling!

  3. I totally agree about the humidity. It will all be worth it in the fall! Just keep pushing through it.

    I have never tried dry needling, but I have tons of friends who have had good luck…I’m really interested to learn more!

  4. Isn’t the humidity a buzzkill? I am also annoyed by how dark my early morning runs have gotten…when I head out at 5:00 now, it’s pretty much dark until just before 6:00. I can’t do a head lamp (ouch! total headache for me, literally), so I use my Knuckle Lights and have a light-up belt and arm bands. UGH…I am so not ready for summer to end….

  5. I’m glad the dry needling has helped already! It’s not exactly comfortable having that done on the foot/ankle area from what I remember, but it can be so helpful!
    I’m really over the humidity at this point!
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  6. I keep telling myself I’m not allowed to complain about the house being cold in the winter now. And I did have one run last week in the MIDDLE OF THE DAY when it was not humid! More of those, please (Sunday’s run was actually vile).

  7. Praise be! < – – LOL!!! #blessedday
    You are too funny and yes this humidity sucks soooooo badly but let's stop complaining…for 30 seconds. And clearly OT has no clue that you're far from "first timers" for anything physical. That truly stinks because OT is incredible so hopefully you get back to a class ASAP.
    And did you not due during dry needling??? OMG! Oh wait, you're the same freak who falls asleep during a root canal! Can I please have some of that pain tolerance? So glad it worked for you!!
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  8. Geez, I think the humidity was an issue for EVERYONE last week! I’ve been wanting to try Orangetheory as well…. maybe one day I’ll make it.

    Your running trail looks heavenly!

  9. I complained about the humidity and now I want it back – it’s so dry here now, which led to wildfires, and everything is smoky that I can’t run outside. That’s fantastic how dry needling helped your PF!

  10. It’s great to hear your PT and the procedures are working. The best news is that you can continue running! I’m so over the humidity. It’s very difficult not to complain when it is such a huge factor in my performance. Lately, I’ve just skipping runs. 😉 Let us know how you like Orange Theory! Thanks for linking.

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