Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Last week’s workouts had me feeling a little bit of a spark that’s been missing in the past month.  My plantar fasciitis is improving (a lot!) and the humidity has decreased.  Things are looking up!  So much so that I started to think that I might actually be able to run some of the races I have my eye on this fall.  I don’t want to jinx anything but there’s hope!


3.2 mile run

It was a rainy and super dark morning.  I had planned on running more but I took my sweet time getting ready because it was so dark.  I’m not ready for that!  I squeezed in 3.2 before having to head home to get ready for work.


30 minutes Stepmill

Strength training:

DB bench press

DB pull overs

Decline push ups

TRX tricep ext

TRX bicep curl

Single leg deadlift w/ KB clean

Hip thrusters

Split squats

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Cable squat row

TRX mountain climbers/obliques


5.3 mile run, 2 mega hill repeats with Kyle

I could tell it was a long time since I’ve done the mega hill repeats.  I decided to  not push too much and only ran half way up the hill and walked the rest to hopefully keep my PF happy.  Btw – Kyle ran the 10k mountain race at Killington on Saturday and got first in her age group. Way to go, girl!

Last week's workouts  happyfitmama.comWith photos like this, it’s a wonder I can get anyone to run with me.


30 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength training:

Bench press

Single leg bench step ups on Smith press

Cable bicep curl

Cable tricep ext

TRX reach and pull

KB Renegade rows

Pull up shrugs

Box jumps

Single leg squats off bench

Med ball sit ups/twists

Plank/side plank/single leg balance


Rest day


6 mile run

This was my longest run in over a month.  At first, it made me sad that I considered 6 miles a “long” run. A month ago, 6 miles was an average daily run. I’ve been babying my PF and decreased my weekly mileage big time.  With lower humidity and a temp of 54 degrees (what?!?!) I was feeling pretty good.  And my PF played nice too.  It was a little sore afterwards but I stretched and iced it with my foot roller.  By the afternoon, it was all good.  It even felt decent despite wearing non supportive shoes to a wedding that night. Woohoo!


Last week's workouts |

I was solo parenting on Sunday but still wanted to get some kind of workout in.  The kids wanted to go to the park so I combined the two.  I even got the kids to join in for parts of it. The above pic was after the workout so clearly you can tell they loved it!

30 minute playground workout  |

Who says you need a gym to get in a quality workout!

How was your week in workouts?

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

13 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I had to laugh about what you said that 6 miles was your long run. Yes, I remember when 6 miles was my regular run too. Sigh…

    Glad to see that you are feeling better! Cooler weather and strong runs are on tap!

  2. I love that you made a playground workout and got your kids involved. I bet they thought it was fun! You certainly don’t need a gym to get a quality workout. It’s great that your PF is better. I think cooler temps definitely help us to reignite that running spark. I had a bit of reprieve from the humidity this week and it gave me hope as well. Ha — Six miles is my long run too right now! Thanks for linking.

  3. I’m so glad the pf is cooperating!! That is great news- and just in time for cooler running weather. I love the park workout idea with kids! I am all about multi tasking like that.

  4. I’m so glad to hear your PF is improving! Hopefully it continues to improve as the cooler weather rolls in so you can enjoy that. Congrats to Kyle on the AG win!

  5. I love the playground workout! I”‘ a strong believer in making do with your location…workouts can really happen anywhere 😉 Glad your PF is mellowing out…PF is a stubborn dragon to slay

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