My week in workouts consisted of the usual rundown of running, cross training, strength training and a ton of fun. It’s the Holiday season and I’m not actively training for anything so why not? Although I must say, I deeply believe in the Ben & Jerry motto of – If it’s not fun, why do it?
15 minutes Arc Trainer Hills
15 minutes Stepmill
Mountain legs circuit
Eccentric pull ups
Band pull ups
60 minute trail run with the girl gang
I had a trail date planned with Jen and Anya but then my kids school called a snow day. I was able to shuffle some stuff around, thanks to a very amazing husband, so I could meet up with the girls. It was a bonus that Kyle was able to join us too.
We ran around Kingman for about an hour and even stopped to do some trail maintenance when we came upon a bridge that had either been washed out from all the rain we had over the weekend or someone was trying to move it. I wish someone had taped us because it was quite hilarious. Especially when we had to pivot around. All I could think of was “Friends” and the episode with the couch so of course, I had to toss out a few PIVOTS while we tried to get it into place.
I’m loving my girl gang trail crew days!
FYI – The snow didn’t actually start to fall until late morning. So my kids had a snow day with mostly no snow. Weird…I know.
30 min Stepmill Intervals
AEC Bullet Proof Legs
SA cable row w/ balance
Cable tri ext
Cable bicep curls
Eccentric pull ups
6 mile road run with Kyle
After the snow on Tuesday came the wind and the cold. Temps were in the single digits and with the wind chill it was more like -10 degrees. Kyle and I pushed our morning run till later in the day when at least the sun would be out.
I’m not going to lie – that run was cold. The coldest one of the season so far. The majority of the time I felt comfortable but then we’d come to a spot where I’d feel chilled. There were times when the wind would take our breath away and I could feel it whip through every layer.
Side note – in this pic we are laughing about how I finally covered up my ankles. On Tuesday’s run, my ankles were exposed. We all had a conversation about what my breaking point temp is for covering my ankles. Apparently, single digits and wind.
1 hour trail run with Kevin
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a mountain trail run. I’ve missed those lung busting, leg burning climbs outside! Luckily, my friend Kevin wanted to test out some mountain running with his new microspikes.
It was a gorgeous Saturday morning. That is if you didn’t look at the temperature. We started out in a very cold 8 degrees but warmed up very quickly thanks to the sunshine and immediately starting to climb.
We had to break trail for a lot of the run and even got off course a bit. Or as I like to say, “We took the scenic route”. That’s what happens when you follow me on a run.
I can’t wait to hit up some more real climbing, not just treadmill climbing, soon.
1 hour road run with Kyle
I had a short window to run in on Sunday morning. Thankfully, Kyle was able to join me. It always makes the miles go by faster especially on a cold, winter morning. We got on the subject of running gear.
Two topics discussed:
- Running jackets under $100 yet are more than just a shell with a little bit of warmth. There’s not many options with that, huh? I have a few running jackets (mostly from Saucony) that I LOVE. But they are getting older and looking a little worn. If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear it!
- Workout/running tights that make it look like you peed your pants. I bought a pair of Athleta Lightning tights in a really cute teal color. Loved the pants but I returned them because I knew I would sweat right through them. I know some people don’t care but I don’t look like I just went a little tinkle. I look like I have zero bladder control thanks to being a super soaker sweater.
And before we knew it, our run was done! 😉
I hope every single one of you has a wonderful week no matter what you choose to celebrate or not celebrate!
How was your week in workouts?
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