Happy Sunday! Well, I was back at it this week! This was the first official full week of work after the holidays and boy did it feel like it. Anyone else feel like they had a bit of a holiday hangover this week? I guess that was bound to happen but it was still a bit of a surprise, lol.
I actually felt great this week. All of my workouts went well. I’m kind of in a weird limbo right now since I’m not training for any races, but I still want to make sure that I’m getting in quality workouts. My next race is the Hot Chocolate 15K on April 6. I don’t think I’ll really follow a training plan for that race but I will have to increase my mileage starting in February. Hopefully by then my PF will be under control.
This week I have the honor of bring a guest co-host for the Weekly Wrap! I’m filling in for Holly. If you’re new to the Weekly Wrap, basically is a super fun linkup hosted by Holly and Wendy for fitness bloggers to share their weekly or race recaps. If you linkup, please be sure to comment on other posts. We’re here to support each other!
Here were my workouts for this week:
Monday, January 7
Lunchtime Walk (30 minutes) + Hip Hop Peloton Spinning Class (30 minutes) + Resistance Band Workout (10 minutes).
It was a little brisk on my afternoon walk but it felt good to get out of the office. The spinning class was fantastic and the playlist was SO SO good. Every song was great and the 30 minutes went by so quickly.
Tuesday, January 8
4.5 mile run + 5 min post run stretch (Peloton) + Resistance Band Workout (10 minutes).
This run went well. It was dark, rainy and foggy outside so I took it to the treadmill. I didn’t have any foot pain during the run, but a little tightness after the run. After using the lacrosse ball post run, it quickly went away.
Wednesday, January 9
Lunchtime Walk (30 minutes) + Peloton HIIT Cardio (10 minutes) + Boot Camp (60 minutes).
The combination of the HIIT class and boot camp was just the sweat that I needed after a long day!
I also did an ‘About Me’ post on Instagram if you want to check it out.
Thursday, January 10
Hip Hop Spinning (45 minutes) + 3.5 mile run + Resistance Bands workout (10 minutes).
I knew I needed to get in a run, but I also wanted to spin, so I decided to do both!
Friday, January 11
Yoga (30 minutes).
After a few tough workouts this week, I knew my body need a good stretch.
Saturday, January 12
5 mile run + Peloton post-run quad stretch (5 minutes).
I had an 8am appointment so I hit the treadmill early in the morning to get in my miles.
Sunday, January 13
Spinning (60 minutes) + Peloton Walking Class (20 minutes) + Resistance Band Workout (10 minutes).
This was my first time taking a walking class. I didn’t really know what to expect but between the heavy incline and the pace, it was a great mini workout after my spinning class!
Total Weekly Mileage: 13 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 3 spinning classes, 4 resistance band workout, 1 HIIT class, 1 Walking Class and 1 Boot Camp class.
Grade This Week – A
Monday was the kick off to the Peloton Winter Launch Challenge. For this challenge all you have to do is take one class daily for 30 straight days. I’m looking forward to mixing things up for the challenge and taking cycling, running, strength, yoga, boot camp and stretching classes. The app has SO many different classes ranging from 5-60 minutes so I think it’s definitely realistic to complete this challenge!
Yesterday I finished reading Shut Up and Run. Overall I think it would be a great book for anyone that is new to running. Although I didn’t learn anything new, I found the book to be super motivating.
Thank you all for your tips on dealing with plantar fasciitis. I made a list of all of your suggestions and this is what I’m been doing this week:
– Rolling my foot on a lacrosse ball. I keep one at work and at home so that I can do it throughout the day.
– Stopped wearing heels to work. I have a few pairs of really cute shoes that have more of a wedge heel so I’ve been wearing those. I also have a really nice pair or supportive flats that I can wear as well.
– Rolling my foot on a frozen water bottle.
– Foam rolling twice a day. My calf is still pretty tight 🙁
– Shorter runs. I’m keeping my runs to under 6 miles. Luckily it has NOT hurt on any runs this week (knock on wood).
– Stretching, stretching and more stretching
– Toes pose (yoga). Can I just say how much this hurts?!
– Compression socks. I have been running with the marathon (tall) socks and I sleep with the low (ankle) compression socks.
I’ve noticed that I don’t feel the discomfort as much now when I wake up in the morning so I’ll take that as a win! Definitely not healed, but at least it’s slightly better 🙂
Before ending this post I also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to anyone that joined the Tuesday Topics Linkup this week. It was our very first post and Zenaida and I appreciate the support! Also the winners from our giveaway were Deborah and Hannah – Congrats ladies!
That’s it for this week!
What were the highlights of your week?
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