I’m just popping in today to share my workouts from last week. It was a whirlwind of a week for some reason, and luckily I kept track of my workouts otherwise I wouldn’t have remembered what I did! We spent the weekend in Michigan so I didn’t have much time to put much additional thought into this post, so my apologies for that. Anyway, here is how the week looked.
Monday: 3.2 miles, Strides, Myrtl Routine
I finally started adding strides back in last week, although I forgot to include it in my recap. After my run I did the myrtl routine to strengthen and mobilize my hips.
Something weird happened a few hours after my run. My left upper back/shoulder area got super tight and bothered me all day. I have no idea why this happened! Was it from Sunday’s yoga? Did I sleep funny? I felt fine running so why did it come on in full force a little while later? Sometimes my right upper back will get tight but I always thought that was from using the computer/mouse alot. This was so random and annoying.
Tuesday: 45 minutes spinning
My back still felt tight but it didn’t bother me at all to be on the bike. I distracted myself by playing around on my iPad. I feel like when I do that I don’t necessarily get in as good of a workout, but at least the time goes by really fast!
Wednesday: 4 miles + stability work
My back felt better and I didn’t notice it at all during my run! (I was worried I would feel it when I swung my arms.) I also did my stability exercises. Then I spent 5+ hours in the car driving back and forth from the eastern shore for a 3 hour work meeting.
Thursday: Strength Training
I warmed up for a few minutes on the bike and then did a total body strength training workout. This is how it looked:
Friday: 30 minutes yoga
This was my active recovery day for the week so I took it easy. The yoga session was focused on core stability but also opened up the hips and back.
Saturday: 5 Miles, Core work, JasYoga Calf Reset
We had to leave for the airport around 8:30 to go to Michigan, so I decided to keep my run to 5 miles. (Rob was out the door at 4:45 to do 16, but I guess this is the perk of not being the one in marathon training mode.) I also didn’t know if I would be hitting the hotel gym on Sunday morning while everyone else was sleeping, so I didn’t worry about getting in too long of a workout. It was 54 degrees and felt amazing out during my run!
Sunday: Rest day
We ended up being up late on Saturday night celebrating Rob’s grandpa’s birthday. At 90 years old he is way more of a party animal than me, being able to stay up past 11pm. On Sunday morning I was exhausted but still woke up at 5. I drank coffee and blogged instead of working out.
Yoga/Mobility: 1 longer yoga session, 1 5 min reset video, myrtl routine, some foam rolling
Strength Training: 1 total body workout, 2 core/stability workouts
How were your workouts last week?
Ever get random back pain that seems to come out of nowhere?
If you stay up late do you work out the next day?