Hey-o! I’m bloggin’ on a Sunday! I started off this week feeling a little “meh” about my workouts, but I feel like I really picked up speed at the end of the week and I finished everything out feeling really good, so I’m pretty pleased about that!
For whatever reason, my computer isn’t currently letting me pull any pictures into this post? So I guess we’ll just get right down to it.
Monday: 20 min HIIT running, BodyPump. I did do 20 minutes of HIIT – specifically, a 5 min warm up, 5 x 1 min @ 7:03 then 1 min @ 8:34, 5 min cool down. I hated all of this. It felt much harder then it should have, I was unhappy with how I was running and the 20 minutes felt like 45. So there was that. BodyPump, on the other hand, was delightful as always. I just really love the instructor.
Tuesday: 3 mile run before work, Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown after work. The 3 miles happened. For whatever reason, I couldn’t get the gym TV to work in the morning, so I started at a blue screen for a solid 26 minutes. And that was that. Yoga Meltdown happened after work and I thoroughly enjoyed it – I forgot how much I like that DVD. I was pretty stressed from work, though, and Jillian didn’t relieve all of that stress, so I laced up and headed out for a slow 2.53 miles. I just ran what I felt like running and then came back home. 3rd run of the week, 1st one that was OK.
Wednesday: 3 mile run @ Memorial Park + Happy Hour Spin Class (ob-sessed with that class now. I don’t even know why I was nervous about going last week). I’ve been running my runs at Memorial without the watch. I just check the time when I leave and then when I get back to my car. It’s delightful! I felt like this run was hard and when I got back to the car I realized there was good reason – I ran it in 24 minutes exactly, and I know that it always takes me a mile to warm up, so that means I ran the last 2 miles in the 7’s. Happy Hour spin is seriously one of my favorite classes to go to. I love love love the instructor.
Thursday: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30. I didn’t want to work out at all on Thursday, so I guess it’s good that I planned such a short workout. And that Sean was running on the treadmill when I got home. There was no way I was going to let him work out and not suck up 20 minutes of my day for Jillian. Did it. Was glad I did it. And was glad I was done.
Friday: Friday 5k before work. Nope. I took a rest day. For one, after Thursday I could tell that I needed one. I also am currently taking a class on Friday nights, so that kind of eliminated any other time I had to work out. Friday is now going to be my rest day – at least for the next 7 weeks.
Saturday: Some undetermined amount of miles [maybe 8? then again, maybe 4…] + BodyPump. Initially I wanted to hit up my running group and run with them, but I ended up going to bed really late on Friday because I got wrapped up watching King of the Hill [don’t judge my high quality TV choices – there is not much on Friday nights], so I nixed the alarm and just let myself sleep. When I woke up I hopped on the treadmill, did a 1 mile warm up, then 2 miles alternating a 1/4 mile at a low 7:xx with a 1/4 mile at 8:34, then a 1 mile cool down. Then BodyPump happened at 10:30 – it was a new release and SO FUN! When I got home from grocery shopping I decided I did want to run 8 total for Saturday, so I laced up and hit the pavement for 4 more miles, which were surprisingly quick considering how tired I figured my legs were. Done and done.
Sunday: NOTHING. I have no plans other than a 1.5 hour deep tissue massage. Well, all that nothing changed once I subbed out my rest day for Friday, so I woke up this morning and headed out for 5 easy miles. The only thing I told myself was that I wasn’t allowed to watch my watch. Which resulted in a slow warm up mile around 9 min, then 3 miles at flat 8’s, then a slower final mile.
Like I said earlier, this week didn’t start out at all how I wanted it to, but I really feel like I finished it up with some solid workouts. I’m trying to focus on balancing fun with working out and being healthy, and I feel like I achieved that this weekend.
How was your weekend?? Did you do anything fun?
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