Weekly Workout Roundup

Yay for three day weekends!! Jody and I are headed back from a quick getaway.  Each year we try to sneak away to one of our favorite places, Panama City Beach, FL.

My view the past several days. I'm going to miss it.

My view the past several days. I’m going to miss it.

It’s always incredibly relaxing (I try to stay mostly unplugged) but the time goes by much too quickly.  Even though we went on a mini-vacay, I still managed to get my workouts in this week.


Monday :  AM – Yoga, seated hip openers. PM – 60 minutes cycling (13.85 miles, hill program), 30 minutes weight machines – shoulders, triceps, biceps, and obliques; 12 pushups.

Tuesday: Speed work. 7 miles with 6 Yassos at 3:56 each (treadmill run – bleh).

Wednesday:  AM – Yoga, Sun Salutations. PM – kettlebell workout; 16 pushups.

Thursday: 5 mile run with 3 miles at marathon pace.

Friday: 22 pushups (finished week 1 of the 100 pushup challenge).

Saturday: 20 mile run. *BAM*

Sunday: Nada, zip, zilch, nothing other than eat way too much and be lazy.

All-in-all, I did pretty well with my workouts.  I got most of my training runs in except for Monday’s 4 mile one; my foot was hurting pretty badly on so I skipped it.  See, I really am trying to listen to my aches and pains and not push it.  I also wanted to get in two kettlebell workouts but only managed one.  My hubby was already looking at me crazy with all the workout stuff I packed, I figured I better not try to add a kettlebell.

Other exciting news is that I didn’t die during the 20 mile run – my first one since October!  I was pretty nervous since I was running it solo and in an unfamiliar place but it turned out just fine.  And my foot held up fairly well, too.  It’s pretty sore right now so I think it may be time to head to a doctor.  This week is a cut back week in my training (only a 14 mile long run) so I’m going to see how the foot holds up and go from there.

I hope y’all had a great weekend, too! I can’t wait to share a few of the pictures from this weekend. 🙂  I want to leave you with two of my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes.  I hope you’ll find them both as empowering and thought provoking as I do:

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Question:  When you go on vacation, do you still get your workouts in? Or do you just embrace the vacation attitude?


24 thoughts on “Weekly Workout Roundup

  1. Nice workouts last week! People always call me crazy but I love to workout on vacation, it’s the only time I don’t have to rush to fit it in, so much time to do what I want 🙂 there’s something about running and biking at the beach that makes it so much better!

  2. Nice job on your workouts, Gina! I love seeing the kettlebell and bike ones sprinkled in the mix. 🙂 When I go on vacation, I try to complete my planned workouts, but they usually end up being shorter/less intense, which is fine. All sweat is good sweat, right? 😉

  3. Nice work, lady! I like how you do small stuff throughout the day instead of just saying you ran or something. That’s what I tend to do. Even if I do little things, I don’t think they count or something. Good reminder that every bit counts!

  4. STELLAR run week miss!! Way to go on the push up challenge too. I tried #plankaday, but failed to keep up with it after 2 days. oopsie. I suppose I’ll try again with a random plank streak 🙂 No reason not to!

      • At least you went! Not all runs are ‘great’ runs anyway…but when that happens I have to give myself credit for getting out there (hint hint, give yourself credit too!) And you are dealing with a bum foot…so even if you didn’t go on a run, I am TOTALLY understanding

      • Dumb bum foot… I need it to hold up until the 24th of Feb. Then it has my permission to act a fool! Thanks for the reminder, I will definitely give myself credit. 🙂 I hate I didn’t see the tape suggestion until a few minutes ago. I tried to stay {mostly} unplugged this weekend so I’m just now catching up on everything. My e-mails scared me. Tomorrow I get caught up on my fav blogs. *cough cough* 🙂

  5. great job listening to that bod, lady!! ❤ you rock! awesome MLK quotes also! i hope you have a super fantastic day! xxoo

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