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
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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?