I can’t believe a whole week has come and gone since I launched the new site. I really planned to write more last week but I was still wrapped up in figuring out some logistical problems. Hopefully this week will leave a little more time for posting and reconnecting with other blogs!
As for the workouts last week, they were pretty much the same as usual. By “usual” I mean the past month or so when I have been running 3 days a week, biking, and focusing on PT/strength training/Pilates type stuff. I did bump up my weekend long run to 8.5 miles this week. That actually sounds like so much when I type it out but it didn’t feel that long when I was doing it. It’s surprising how quickly I was able to build back up the long run distance once I finally started having consistent weeks of pain-free runs again.
I am also loving the fall weather! Some days are unusually warm but that’s ok with me. I love the warm days with ZERO humidity and all the pretty fall colors. The cooler days have been nice too. Let’s stick with this and not ever move into winter.
Workouts Week of 10/31/16
Monday: 3.3 miles plus PT exercises
I always prefer to start out the week with a run!
Tuesday: Strength training
I finally got back to doing some upper body work after slacking on this for a bit! I was definitely sore for the next day or so.
Wednesday: 3.5 miles plus PT exercises
This run included another mini-workout this week, which was really just a fartlek run. I saw my first sub-8 minute mile since June! It’s crazy to think that right before I got hurt I ran 10 miles at a faster pace than that 1 mile in the Baltimore 10 miler.
Thursday: 30 minutes spinning and PT exercises
Friday: Pilates and mobility/yoga
I’ve learned that I have to be careful about yoga because I tend to stretch too far which is not good for my joints. However, I have found that taking some poses from Hit Reset ensures that I take it slowly and just focus on working within my own limits.
Saturday: 8.5 miles plus PT exercises
A good run in nice fall weather- no complaints about that!
Sunday: 30 minutes easy biking plus quick Pilates video
I really wasn’t feeling like doing much but it felt good to move my legs a little and get in some core work.
Other Weekend Things…
On Saturday night we went out to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary, which is on Thursday. We went to the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, where our wedding reception was held, for a drink. Then we went next door to Flemings, our favorite celebration restaurant.
It’s hard to believe we have already been married for 4 years…time is flying!
On Sunday I was up at 4:30am thanks to the time change even though I was up later than usual. I ended up being pretty tired so it was a lazy day, which I think I needed. At least there was Starbucks involved!
How were your workouts last week?
What is your favorite restaurant for celebrating special events?
Do you tend to do the same workouts each week or do you switch it up?