My Week in Workouts

My week in workouts was a roller coaster as usual for this time of year. Not because of the actual workouts. It’s the weather!

Monday

30 minutes Arc Trainer random intervals

Strength training

Mountain leg circuit

Upper body

Bench press

Push ups

Eccentric pull ups

Seated bar pull ups

Cable tri ext

Cable bicep curls

After Sunday’s snowy trail run and bombing the downhills, my hips were feeling it. I decide to hit the no impact Arc trainer to work things out. I didn’t have the heart to hit the stepmill.

In other news, this was the first day that I noticed the gym was busier. It was nice to see so many new faces in the early morning crew. I hope to see you there more often!

Tuesday

5.7 mile trail run with Jen

My morning kicked off with a chaotic morning of trying to get my kids off to school early. They had to be in 30 minutes earlier than usual which meant we had zero time for any extras like my daughter reading a book when she should have been getting dressed or my son forgetting his trumpet half way to school and me running home, grabbing the trumpet and then running back to catch up with them. Oh, did I mention that I had snow boots on, it was icy and I had an overly enthusiastic yellow lab pulling me along? Talk about a shit show! 🙂

The good news was that I was fully warmed up for my trail run with Jen and it was all good once my feet started moving.

Wednesday

30 minutes Stepmill intervals

Strength training:

Upper body

DB bench press

DB incline bench press

Cable X pull downs

Cable SA row

Skiers

Eccentric pull ups

Lower body

KB swings

Reverse lunge w/ SL balance DB press

DB lateral lunge w/ balance

KB farmer carries on tip toes

DB step ups w/ balance

SL box jumps

It had been a few weeks since I tackled the Stepmill. It was time to get back to it the sweatfest grind. Is it odd to say that I missed it? 😉

Thursday

6.6 mile road run with Kyle

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

I woke up Thursday morning to howling wind. I knew it was going to be cold but it actually turned out warmer than expected. So rather than sub zero wind chills, it only felt like 3 degrees. Hey, I’ll take it!

The roads were a little snow covered, slushy and icy thanks to the freak snow squalls Wednesday night. We stuck to roads we knew would be less traveled so we could stay on the road and not worry about crazy drivers too much. An uneventful run that really didn’t feel too cold. That’s what happens when you talk the whole time to distract yourself from the bone chilling winds. #score

#TBT to bright and warm summer mornings where we weren’t bundled under 10,000 layers!

In other news, I made it to a yoga class. Remember when I would faithfully attend at least 2 classes a week. Yeah, I’ve been sucking at that lately. Time to get back on the yoga bandwagon mat. My hips need it!

Friday

Rest day!

Saturday

7 mile road run with Max; 2 min pick ups at every mile @ 3-6

You guys, the weather is c-r-a-z-y!!! Remember Thursday how it was super cold? Today it was around 40 degrees when I went out. And then it proceeded to get warmer as the day went on. It was so odd to be running and feel pockets of warm air blast me every so often.

Max and I were both a muddy mess by the time our run was over. So many puddles and sand from the melting snow.

Sunday

9 mile trail run with Jen and Jenny

The wacky weather continues! Except this time it was 60 degrees at 8 a.m. My mind was telling me to wear shorts and a tank but my mind was also telling me, IT’S JANUARY!!!!

This was Jenny’s second trail run EVER (her first was on New Year’s Eve). Even though it was warm, there was still snow and ice on the trail for the most part. Its’ crazy to think that one week ago I ran in a winter wonderland.

We got hit with a freak rain/wind storm half way through our run. Which felt nice because we were actually feeling hot. Such an odd thing to say while running outside in January! We had a blast even in the wacky weather. At the end of the run, we even celebrated with Prosecco and a tiara for the birthday girl, Jen. I’m thinking maybe all trail runs should end with Prosecco now.

How was your week in workouts?

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10 comments on “My Week in Workouts

  1. The weather was SO whacked this week, everywhere it seems LOL Your Thursday run sounds a lot like my Wednesday run…barb and I just kept talking to keep us distracted from the crazy wind. I’d be in a tank and shorts, too, if it got into the 60’s in Iowa this time of year!

  2. Like you, I”ve been slacking on yoga! I am getting back to that, even if it’s a 20-30 minute YouTube class. Funny how something has to give when we get so busy!

    Don’t even get me started on the wacky weather. I’m not complaining, tho–I’m enjoying the relatively mild conditions!

  3. I swear the weather has been so nutty everywhere! Up and down! I got back to yoga last week as well and let me just say it wasn’t pretty. Holy tight hips Batman!

  4. It is insane how much the weather has been swinging! We were down in the 30s this week, and now we are up in the 80s! It will dip again this weekend. Craziness!

  5. good job on getting all of those miles in! our weather in dallas has been so strange too….we had tornado warnings one night then it snowed the next, and now it’s in the 60’s!

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