Weekly Workout Recap: February Week 2 2014

Who is working off chocolate from Valentine’s Day? I was actually really good and just had a couple pieces (which are actually leftovers from Christmas, yikes!)

The gym has been SO HOT I have dreaded the treadmill, but it was also in the low 30’s so I didn’t want to go outside. I managed to get in a couple workouts but really want to get back to weight lifting. I have been totally slacking on it since Dopey!

Sunday: rest

Monday: 2 mile run

Tuesday: 30 minutes stationary bike

Wednesday: 1.5 mile walk and 15 minutes circuit in my living room

Thursday: rest

Friday: 5 mile treadmill run

Saturday: rest

My goal for next week since I am tapering for Princess anyway is to do 2 weights workouts and one run, as well as one cross training day. Fingers crossed!

QOTD: Do you lift weights the week of a race?

Weekly Workout Recap: February 2014 Week 1

This past week was a little better than the last, but not by much. I attempted a 2 mile run early in the week and my back still had a twinge in it so I didn’t run again until Saturday. The good news, it is feeling SO much better now. Let the normal running resume for uh….a week? Before Princess? Gah!

Sunday: rest

Monday: 45 minutes elliptical

Tuesday: 2 mile run

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 30 minute stationary like

Friday: stretching/1.5 mile walk with the dogs

Saturday: 4 mile run

QOTD: Do you prefer elliptical or bike or another form of cross training?

Weekly Workout Recap: January 2014 Week 4

Happy Sunday! This week was quite odd as I was in California then traveled home after being gone most of the month. I wasn’t sure how I would feel after Tinkerbell, and if I’m being honest, the answer is VERY burnt out on running.

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So, I did what I felt my body needed…and I didn’t run. Genius, I know. I didn’t run for six days, and when I DID finally run, it was slow and I hated every step of it. I am hoping to get my mojo back in time for Princess next month, then I am taking a distance break.

Here is what this week looked like, day by day:

Sunday: Tinkerbell half marathon

Monday: walked around the parks all day

Tuesday: rest/travel day

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 20 minutes elliptical

Friday: 30 minutes stationary bike

Saturday: 3.1 mile run

I mentioned last week that I pulled my back at the airport. It has been slowly getting better, but yesterday after my run it really started bothering me again, so I will probably lay off the running until it’s healed.

I have also been using this sunscreen from Skin Authority, I like it because it doesn’t have any dyes or fragrances in it, and it also moisturizes as it protects.

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QOTD: How soon do you go back to running after a race?

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Weekly Workout Recap: September Week 2, 2013

Happy Sunday from the happiest place on earth! Having a great time so far and can’t wait for the actual conference to get started. I am a self proclaimed nerd and love to learn.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

So how did my workouts go last week? I would rate them as “just ok”. I just wasn’t feeling it to be honest. I don’t know if I am still tired from the race/traveling, or if it’s something else but I was lacking motivation. Hope it returns this week!

Sunday: rest

Monday: 3 mile run

Tuesday: 30 minute walk, yoga in my living room

Wednesday: 30 minute walk, chest and tri’s

Thursday: 4 mile run, back and bi’s

Friday: rest

Saturday: rest

I didn’t run many miles, but I will say the runs I did have felt really good. I firmly believe I am not cut out to run more than 4 times a week tops, and sometimes that is pushing it. I felt more rested on my run Thursday after having not run since Monday. It was a good feeling!

QOTD: What do you do to get your workout mojo back?

Weekly Workout Recap July 2013: Week 5

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. We have had a great one so far, and Bobby and I are doing our long run today since we didn’t get a chance to do it yesterday, so this weeks stats don’t look quite as good with our run technically being “next week”.

My knee still bothers me after I run and stays sore, but it’s not unbearable, just tight. I continue to foam roll but have been slacking on my strengthening exercises.

I have been doing very well with my eating this week, except when I made homemade sugar cookies and icing….I may have had a few.

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Sunday: rest

Monday: 6 miles

Tuesday: 45 minutes elliptical, upper body weights

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 3 miles

Friday: 30 minutes stationary bike

Saturday: rest (long run Sunday instead)

This coming weekend we will do our longest long run of 13 miles, then start tapering for the Dumbo Double Dare in Disneyland!

QOTD: Do you always long run on the same day of the week?

Weekly Workout Recap: July 2013 Week 1

Good morning from the beach! We drove in the rain for over three hours yesterday, and it has been raining on and off since we have been here. Hoping today is the last of it!

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Regardless, we are staying at an amazing place and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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But for today, here is a look at my workouts for the week. Yes, my IT band is still bothering be after runs. My hip hurts after about 4 miles of running, and my knee aches after. I am still foam rolling and stretching.

Sunday: rest

Monday: 35 minutes bike, weights

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: 3 mile run, weights

Thursday: one hour bike, weights

Friday: 15 minutes elliptical

Saturday: 7 mile run

Just an average week, but as you can see I am adding mileage. Dumbo double dare has snuck up on me, so I will have to up my mileage rather quickly to get ready for the challenge.

QOTD: How was your week of workouts?

Weekly Workout Recap: June Week 2

Morning lovelies! This week I slowly started to get back to running. My knee still gets sore after, but it isn’t really bothering me when I run.

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I am going to continue to stretch and strengthen plus foam roll and hope it all works itself out. Even though I did slowly start running again this week. I made sure to take more rest days so I didn’t overdo it on my body. I wasn’t feeling good this week so I let myself sleep 9 hours at night and took a nap on Saturday after my run. It was glorious. Here is what the week looked like:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 1 hour elliptical, weights

Tuesday: 2 miles outside, weights

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: weights, 30 minutes stationary bike

Friday: rest

Saturday: 4 miles outside with Bobby

I am hoping to go back to body pump this week and just take it easy with the lunges/squats and any twisting around. Also Hopefully I will run a five miler on Saturday as my long run, as well as two shorter runs in the week. Fingers crossed I keep healing up and getting stronger!

Also, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the dads (and fur dads) out there! I am so thankful for my dad and everything he has done for me and my family over the years!

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QOTD: Would you rather sleep for 3 hours a night on a comfy bed or as long as you want on a cold hard floor?

Weekly Workout Recap: June Week 1

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Another week has come and gone. How is it the second week of June? How is it the sixth month of 2013? Yeesh. Quick recap of a less than stellar and very frustrating workout week. My IT band is still not doing so great. I went to the chiropractor and that helped (active release) but it’s still tight but not as painful. I ran 3 times this week (well, run/walked) 1 mile, 2 miles, and 3 miles. I am going to wait until Tuesday to try again, and hit the treadmill instead od the hills around my neighborhood and see if that helps.

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Here is a summary of my week:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 30 minutes elliptical, weights

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: 1 mile run, weights

Thursday: 45 minutes stationary bike, weights

Friday: 2 mile run

Saturday: 3 mile run

I was doing SO WELL the past couple weeks with my two a days and my hard workouts, so it’s a little frustrating to have a lot of the high intensity come to a screeching halt, but I know I have to rest to heal. I am keeping KT Tape on 24/7 to aid in recovery and healing as well. That’s all I have to report for the day. back to stretching and foam rolling!

QOTD: How do you mental handle a sports injury?

Weekly Recap: March Week 2, 2013

What a gorgeous weekend! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am virtually pinching all y’all that aren’t wearing green. Yesterday was one of those beautiful days that just makes you happy to be alive. It was sunny, cool in the shade and warm in the sun, a great Saturday! We ran the St. Patrick’s Day 5k (recap tomorrow) and also hung out at the BBQ/Craft festival before heading home. We walked the girls, and then sat outside on the porch. Bobby also went for a quick bike ride. I wish every weekend could be so beautiful and relaxing! Ok, so here is a look at my workouts this past week. I took it pretty easy because I knew I was running 5k’s on back to back weekends. Also, I struggled with either allergies or a cold the latter part of this week. Lots of phlegm. You’re welcome.

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From last weekend, part one of my back to back 5k’s

 

Sunday: rest

Monday: one hour of body pump

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: 2 mile sprint workout

Thursday: 30 minutes stationary bike, leg and ab weights

Friday: rest

Saturday: 5k, walked dogs .5 miles

 

Not going to lie, we had a sub at Body pump and I think she was trying to kill us. My arms were STILL sore on Thursday, hence the lack od upper body weights all week. I am going to start adding back some distance into my runs, because I might be running a 10k coming up, and I haven’t run anything over 3.1 miles since Princess. Oops. But seriously, my body desperately needed a break from long distances so I am glad I took some time to rest and recover. I have basically been on a training plan since last July! Also, my IT band is starting to get angry at me because while I have been slacking on my distance running, I have also been slacking on my foam rolling. Shame shame. This week will be full of stretching and rolling, and back to a 6 mile long run sometime next week!

QOTD: Do you follow training plans or just run? For non runners, what was the weather like by you yesterday?

Weekly Recap: February Week 2

 

This was an odd workout week for me. I worked really hard last week, and my body was just exhausted this week. I felt in a funk the whole week, so i did what i could (don’t want to push and get injured right before Princess) and decided to listen to the cues my body was giving me. My joints were achy, my allergies were acting up, etc.

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KT Tape to the rescue!

Sometimes we all just need an extra couple days of rest right? I’m tapering anyway, so I’m sure I will be fine. I plan to run 6 today or tomorrow, then 3, then I am done before the Princess half marathon! (well, except for the Princess 5k!)

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Sunday: rest

Monday: 20 minutes stationary bike, upper body weights

Tuesday: 3 miles, upper body weights

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 3 miles

Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, upper body and abs/weights

Saturday: 1 mile walk with hubby and the dogs. Lots of stretching and foam rolling.

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Yesterday Bobby and I celebrated a belated Valentine’s Day. We don’t usually go out to eat on actual Valentine’s Day because it’s so busy, and Bobby knows I would kill him if he bought me triple the price roses for a made up holiday, so we celebrated last night by going to our favorite restaurant, Half Shell Oyster House.

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QOTD: What did you do for Valentine’s Day?