Last week was an exciting one around here. Let’s get the workouts out of the way first.
Monday: 3 miles plus PT exercises
It’s been so dark in the mornings that it’s tough to get out the door. I know we change the clocks back in November but I still think it’s gonna be a looong winter.
Tuesday: Total body strength training
It was chilly this morning and I was kind of glad to be staying inside! I’m not quite ready for the cold yet (I think it was just about 40 when I checked my phone)
Wednesday: AM: 3.3 miles PM: Physical therapy appointment
I ran 3.3 miles in honor of turning 33. I had a doctor’s appointment so I got to run about 30 minutes later than usual which made a huge different in how much daylight I got to see on my run! In the afternoon I went to PT and did all the usual stuff.
Thursday: 30 minute Pilates
I think I spent more time trying to log into my Pilatesology account and then finding a class than I spent actually working out. Maybe next time I will try to get it set up in advance. When I woke up my foot had that tight feeling that its had before, not painful, but like something is restricted. I E-mailed my PT and was able to stop in after work to have him loosen it up.
Friday: PT exercises plus some upper body work
My foot was feeling looser but still not 100%, and I wanted to run on Saturday so figured anything day of strength training would be good. I did all the same PT stuff as Wednesday plus some push-ups.
Saturday: 6 miles plus core work
I went into this run having no idea how I would feel or how far I would run. 6 miles was my max (I did a little over 5 last weekend) and I felt good! I actually felt like I was starting to use my core the way I am supposed to (which I work on ALOT in PT). I was started to wonder how I ran at all without those muscles before.
It helped that the weather was absolutely perfect. I was wishing I was running in the Baltimore Running Festival, but there is always next year.
Sunday: PT exercises
So, for the past few months I have been telling Rob that I think we should get an exercise bike. Without a gym membership, it would be really nice to have a way to do cardio at home, something different from running. Bikes can be pretty reasonably priced, although they range in quality quite a bit I’m sure. I had been doing some research to see if it made sense to buy something really inexpensive that could break in a year, or if we should wait and get something really nice a little later.
Well my birthday was last Wednesday, and Rob told me that he wanted to get me a bike as my gift! He did some research too and we decided on this one. It’s sort of in the middle price range but will hopefully have decent quality. It’s supposed to be delivered today, so I will let you know how we like it!
The other exciting news of the week is that my sister got engaged on Friday! We went to my parents’ to celebrate over the weekend and meet Ben’s family for the first time. Of course everyone is so excited and already starting all the wedding planning. They are thinking about getting married next November because everyone else in the families had November weddings.
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How were your workouts last week?
Would you rather own a treadmill, elliptical, or bike?
Anyone else have a November wedding?