Happy Sunday! I know that most of you are dealing with crazy cold weather (I’m looking at you Chicago!) but I hope that a ‘warm front’ will come your way soon. And by warm front I mean above zero temperatures.
In other news I can’t believe that we’re nearing the end of January. It seems like 2019 is off to a fast and furious start. Overall I am glad that I’ve been able to keep up with my runs and workouts. One of my biggest goals for this year was to be consistent with my running (run 3x a week) and log a minimum of 50 miles per month (so far so good). It’s easy to fall out a routine when you’re not training for a race so I wouldn’t to try to avoid that this year.
This week was a little hectic (work has been bananas), but here’s how my workouts shaped out for the week:
Monday, January 21
5 mile run.
It was 3 degrees (with a real feel of -20) so this was a nice treadmill run.
Tuesday, January 22
Hip Hop Spinning Class (45 mins) + HIIT Cardio (10 mins).
This combo definitely had me feeling winded by the end. Nothing like a great cardio session to get the blood pumping.
Wednesday, January 23
Walking (20 mins) + Boot Camp (60 mins).
This boot camp class was SO good! The instructor mixed thins up a bit and we were able to spend more time working with weights. I felt sore but accomplished after class!
Thursday, January 24
4 mile run + Resistance Band Workout.
I love doing runs during my lunch hour. This run was okay but I felt some pain in my leg. I definitely need to remember to use my resistance bands more to help strengthen my glutes.
Friday, January 25
REST DAY but I did a 10 minute stretching class to help my hips/leg.
Saturday, January 26
5 mile run.
It felt great to get outside again for a run. I took advantage of ‘warmer’ temps (20 degrees) and no wind.
Sunday, January 27
Spinning (65 mins) + 10 min cool down walk (Peloton app).
I always enjoying closing out the week with a sweaty spinning class 🙂 I did a 10 minute cool down walk to help with my leg soreness after class.
Total Weekly Mileage: 14 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning classes, 1 HIIT class, 1 boot camp, 2 walking classes
Grade This Week – B+
I got in a good amount of workouts this week but I still want to do more with weights. I felt so good after this week’s bootcamp class and I need to try to recreate that feeling more during the week! Also I feel like I’ve definitely lost some upper body strength and that’s never a good thing. Even if I do a quick 15 minute workout with weights after a run, that’s better than nothing!
I’ve been making an effort to get in at least 5 minutes of stretching before and after my workouts. While I don’t think that I’m more flexible just yet, I know that eventually I’ll get there. Sometimes I can’t believe how tight my hips are – it’s ridiculous! I’m hoping that by the Spring I’ll be at least a little more flexible.
That’s it for this week!
What were the highlights of your week?