My week in workouts was a roller coaster as usual for this time of year. Not because of the actual workouts. It’s the weather!
30 minutes Arc Trainer random intervals
Mountain leg circuit
Eccentric pull ups
Seated bar pull ups
Cable tri ext
Cable bicep curls
After Sunday’s snowy trail run and bombing the downhills, my hips were feeling it. I decide to hit the no impact Arc trainer to work things out. I didn’t have the heart to hit the stepmill.
In other news, this was the first day that I noticed the gym was busier. It was nice to see so many new faces in the early morning crew. I hope to see you there more often!
5.7 mile trail run with Jen
My morning kicked off with a chaotic morning of trying to get my kids off to school early. They had to be in 30 minutes earlier than usual which meant we had zero time for any extras like my daughter reading a book when she should have been getting dressed or my son forgetting his trumpet half way to school and me running home, grabbing the trumpet and then running back to catch up with them. Oh, did I mention that I had snow boots on, it was icy and I had an overly enthusiastic yellow lab pulling me along? Talk about a shit show!
The good news was that I was fully warmed up for my trail run with Jen and it was all good once my feet started moving.
30 minutes Stepmill intervals
DB bench press
DB incline bench press
Cable X pull downs
Cable SA row
Eccentric pull ups
Reverse lunge w/ SL balance DB press
DB lateral lunge w/ balance
KB farmer carries on tip toes
DB step ups w/ balance
SL box jumps
It had been a few weeks since I tackled the Stepmill. It was time to get back to it the sweatfest grind. Is it odd to say that I missed it?
6.6 mile road run with Kyle
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I woke up Thursday morning to howling wind. I knew it was going to be cold but it actually turned out warmer than expected. So rather than sub zero wind chills, it only felt like 3 degrees. Hey, I’ll take it!
The roads were a little snow covered, slushy and icy thanks to the freak snow squalls Wednesday night. We stuck to roads we knew would be less traveled so we could stay on the road and not worry about crazy drivers too much. An uneventful run that really didn’t feel too cold. That’s what happens when you talk the whole time to distract yourself from the bone chilling winds. #score
In other news, I made it to a yoga class. Remember when I would faithfully attend at least 2 classes a week. Yeah, I’ve been sucking at that lately. Time to get back on the yoga
bandwagon mat. My hips need it!
7 mile road run with Max; 2 min pick ups at every mile @ 3-6
You guys, the weather is c-r-a-z-y!!! Remember Thursday how it was super cold? Today it was around 40 degrees when I went out. And then it proceeded to get warmer as the day went on. It was so odd to be running and feel pockets of warm air blast me every so often.
Max and I were both a muddy mess by the time our run was over. So many puddles and sand from the melting snow.
9 mile trail run with Jen and Jenny
The wacky weather continues! Except this time it was 60 degrees at 8 a.m. My mind was telling me to wear shorts and a tank but my mind was also telling me, IT’S JANUARY!!!!
This was Jenny’s second trail run EVER (her first was on New Year’s Eve). Even though it was warm, there was still snow and ice on the trail for the most part. Its’ crazy to think that one week ago I ran in a winter wonderland.
We got hit with a freak rain/wind storm half way through our run. Which felt nice because we were actually feeling hot. Such an odd thing to say while running outside in January! We had a blast even in the wacky weather. At the end of the run, we even celebrated with Prosecco and a tiara for the birthday girl, Jen. I’m thinking maybe all trail runs should end with Prosecco now.
How was your week in workouts?
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