Happy Sunday! I didn’t do a weekly wrap last week because honestly there wasn’t much to report. After running the Cleveland Half I dealt with a slightly cranky hamstring and then I was dealing with a cold for a few days so I didn’t workout for 5 days – yikes! Luckily I was able to get back to workouts last Saturday and have left that momentum going all week so I’m back in action! Here’s how my week went…
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day! 3 mile progression run.
This was my first run back after Cleveland and it felt pretty good!
Tuesday, May 29
10 mins on the Stair Climber + Body Works + Abs (50 minutes)
Ohh the Stair Climber. How I loathe this thing but I’m going to learn to love it. I want to work on building up my stamina this summer and a wise friend (Kim) told me that climbing steps is good for that. Maybe by the end of the summer I can master 30 minutes on this machine? Who knows, but I’ll certainly try!
Wednesday, May 30
Treadmill walk (30 mins) + Boot Camp (60 mins)
In an effort to hit 10,000 steps a day, I made sure to log some steps on the treadmill before getting my butt handed to me in boot camp class later on in the evening!
Thursday, May 31
3 mile run.
Basic 3 mile run at an easy pace.
I also closed out May with 61 miles. I was hoping for a little more but life happens!
Friday, June 1
Stair Climber (10 mins) + Treadmill walk (10 mins) + Elliptical (10 mins) + Push-ups and Tricep dips (30 seconds each).
Fridays are usually my rest days but I wanted to get in a mini workout since I had taken so much time off the previous week. I actually really enjoyed this workout and will probably do it again. I was happy to start Rachels’ new challenge for June – Strong Arms and Abs
Saturday, June 2
Body Works + Abs Class (45 mins) + 40 min walk + plank jack and bicycle crunches (30 seconds each).
I didn’t do my normal Saturday morning run because I was running on Sunday this week. After class I decided to walk to my dentist’s office and back home (I had a small issue with one of my Invisalign trays that I needed to get fixed). Instead of driving, I decided to walk to get in some extra steps.
Sunday, June 3
Hope in Motion 10K + 20 min walk back home.
To be honest, I really didn’t feel like running this race, but once I commit to something, I try to follow through with it. This morning something told me I should have dropped down to the 5K – and I should have listened to my gut. The last 3.2 miles of the race were so hard. I got a charlie horse in my calf which was super painful around mile 4. I spent some time trying to rub my calf to make it feel better. Then I tripped REALLY hard a few minutes later and stubbed a few toes, which was also painful, lol. I had to take a bunch of walk breaks and my legs felt like poop. I was just in survival mode. My slowest 10K ever, but at least I finished, and for that I’m super duper grateful!
Total Weekly Mileage: 12.2
Grade This Week – A
I definitely tried to make sure I got in quality workouts this week and I’m happy to say goal accomplished! Getting in 3 days of strength training felt great. I have a strong dislike for the Stair Climber machine but I’m sure that will pass in time.
I’m excited to do Rachel’s Strong Arms and Abs Challenge this month. I hate that I couldn’t complete last month’s challenge so I’m definitely ALL IN for this one! Besides, who doesn’t want strong arms and abs for the summer?!
If you read my June 2018 Goals post, you know that I’m striving to get a minimum of 10,000 steps per day for the entire month. So far, so good! On days when I don’t run, it can be hard to get in the steps, but I’m finding creative ways to achieve this goal.
Also on that post, you’ll see that I joined Weight Watchers on Monday. My mom, sister and I are all doing it together (there’s strength in numbers, right?!) and so far it’s been going well. I’m down 5.4 pounds so far (which is probably just water weight), but I’m still happy with that.
I’m getting used to using the app to track my food and staying within my allotted points for the day. This week has really been an eye-opening experience as I’ve been super diligent with my portion sizes. Also I never knew just how many weight watchers points were in some foods that I eat – it’s mind-blowing! I’m signed up for 3 months and I know it will be an interesting journey. I’d be happy if I lost 15 pounds by the end of summer, but ecstatic with 20 pounds!
Well that’s it for this week – Thanks for reading!
Did you have a good week? Are you currently training for anything?