Last Week’s Workouts

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I don’t know about you, but I was so happy to be back into the routine of things for last week’s workouts.

I love the holidays but I’m so over it.

My kids do best with routine and structure and as much as I like to be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of gal, I do too.

Cheers to the routine!


First time back in the gym after 2 weeks off!  I was expecting it to be busier than usual, thinking maybe people would be getting a jump start on their New Year’s goals.  Not so much…it was probably one of the quietest mornings I’ve ever seen.  Hmmmm.

30 minutes Arc Trainer Interval

Strength Training:

DB bench press

DB pullover

Reverse lunge with SA DB shoulder press

Reverse grip barbell row

Barbell hip thruster

SL KB deadlift

Banded pull ups

Eccentric pull ups

TRX mountain climbers/pike plank


4.71 miles, 8:51 avg/pace

New year, new miles.  I always like to start the year off with a run.  It just feels right.  Especially when it feels more like spring rather than January 1st.  It has snowed overnight but by the time we woke up the temps were in the mid 40s and rising.  The snow didn’t last (boo!) but I must admit that the warmer temps did feel good.

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Ok, so I REALLY thought today would be the morning that the gym would be slammed.  It was January 2nd after all.  Guess what?  Even MORE quiet than Monday.  What?!?!  SO bizarre.  Maybe everyone will be there on Monday morning for a full week rather than starting in the middle?  Come on in everyone!

30 minutes Elliptical

Strength training:

Decline push ups

Split squats

Plate squat with shoulder press

Cable row with reverse lunge

Anti-rotational cable pull

Banded pull ups

Eccentric pull ups

Bench step ups

Barbell deadlift

Medball sit up/toss

Medball Russian twist


5.27 mile run, 8:46 avg/pace

Kyle and I were hoping for a two hour school delay so we could run just a little bit later than usual. Of course, the call for the delay came when we were almost done.  Oh well.  The snow was pretty, the conversation was good and the run got done.

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Guess what?  Today was FINALLY a busier day at the gym.  Not crazy busy but some new faces outside of the usual crowd.

30 minutes Bike

Strength Training:

Lat pull down

Banded pull ups

Cable chest flys

Cable pushdowns

Barbell squats w/ bench touch

Barbell hip thrusters

Bench steps ups w/ balance hold

Lateral lunge w/ DB reach and press

Plank/side plank


5.18 mile run, 8:50 avg/pace

The roads were slick in spots after rain overnight so I spent a lot of time doing the shuffle run off and on. This winter has been so crazy so far.  November felt like January, January feels like March so far.  I’d like to have some snow that will stick around longer than a few hours.  It’s kind of hard to do all the fun winter things like snowshoeing, sledding and skiing/snowboarding in frozen dirt. C’mon Mother Nature!

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Snowboarding day!

It was the first day of ski club so we spent the whole day up at the mountain.  With temps in the low/mid 30s, occasional snow squalls and sunshine, it was a gorgeous day to be on the mountain.  I love that my kids are little rippers who love it just as much as Ron and I. Now if we just had less ice and more snow…

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How was your week in workouts?

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