Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were a good mix of running, strength training, yoga and doing whatever I wanted.  I’m purposely laying low on mileage because my Achilles is still puffy.  It’s not hurting (thankfully) but I’ve upped my eccentric calf stretches just to be on the safe side.  And with my parents in town for Christmas, I’m taking the time to enjoy the season with short and sweet workouts.

Monday

30 minutes Elliptical

10 minutes Stepmill

Strength Training:

DB bench press

Squat with bench taps

Eccentric pull ups

Banded pull ups

Standing cable chop

KB swings

SL KB deadlift clean

Plank with cable pull

Tuesday

6.42 miles, 8:49 avg pace

After attempting to join a Six03 pub run for probably the past 6 years, I FINALLY made it!  I even got all festive with my special once a year Christmas socks, hat and red Saucony Ride’s.

Let me tell you, this morning runner was hurting.  Not because of how late it was (although 6 p.m. is SOOOO late!) but because I could not fall asleep that night.  My brain was hopped up on running endorphins.  How do you evening runners do it?!?!  Only having a few hours in between my run and bedtime was not enough to wind me down.  I swear I was awake ALL night.  The actual run was fun (because Kailey) and ridiculously windy.  Maybe I’ll hit up more pub runs in the future.  I just have to factor in that I won’t sleep that night.  Boo!

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Wednesday

Since I didn’t sleep at all Tuesday night, I opted for a basement workout rather than going to the gym.  It gave me an hour more of time in bed so it was worth it (because of course I did fall asleep at 3:30 a.m. – UGH!).

30 minutes bike

Strength training:

Bosu SL squat

Monster walk w/ min band

Lateral shuffle w/ mini band

Bear crawls w/ mini band

Bosu squats

Bosu plank push ups

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

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Thursday

5.03 miles, 8:44 avg/pace

It was another cold and dark AF morning run with Kyle and Charles.  What else would I expect for official last day of Fall?

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

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Friday

Rest day! Unless you count all the shopping my parents and I did that day.  That counts as a workout right?

Saturday

3.8 mile walk

With my parents in town, Ron and I took advantage of having sitters.  We started the day off with taking Cooper for an hour long walk on trails.  We reminisced about how pre-kids we would do that all the time, multiple times a week.  It’s funny how life changes.  In another 8 years, maybe we’ll be back to our solo trail walks when our teenage kids want nothing to do with us.  Lol! Regardless, it was a good morning followed by a good dinner out later that evening.  Sigh.  If only my parents lived closer.  I’d be using them as sitters all the time. 🙂

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Sunday

I kind of wanted to go for a run but I also wanted to lay low to rest my Achilles.  I opted for a quick basement workout which got me sweaty and feeling accomplished.

20 minutes recumbent bike

Strength training:

Reverse lunge with single arm DB shoulder press

Squat with single arm DB reach across

Squat press

Overhead DB marches

Bear crawl DB row

Single leg bridge w/ DB chest press

Later on, the whole fam went for a windy and chilly walk along the summit of Mount Agamenticus followed by a trip to the Nubble Lighthouse.  I love having visitors because then we can do all the touristy things!

I’m taking the rest of the week off from the blog to spend with family.  If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful and joyous day with family and friends.

Merry Christmas!

How was your week in workouts?

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

3 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’m hoping to get in a strength workout with the youngest daughter in the morning…she’s pursuing a personal trainer certification, so she will not cut me any slack LOL Our kids are all grown (the two youngest are in college), so the hubby and I are getting in a lot of “couple time” via walking the dog. He runs, but is very fair-weather about it…so not in the winter (ha! his loss). Merry Christmas!!

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