Weekly Workout Recap

Hi y’all! Did you miss me? Maybe not. I won’t fault you if you didn’t realize I’ve been AWOL for the past several days from this overly connected online world I’m part of.  No blogging, facebooking, tweeting or instagramming since last Friday.

Instead, I’ve been having a blast with The Hubster traipsing around the Great Smoky Mountains.  We had plenty of online opportunities at our condo but I decided to take advantage of the time with my hubby and completely unplug. It was glorious having that online connection severed for almost 5 days. I highly encourage you to unplug every once in a while.

Just one of the many ahhhhmazing views from this weekend.

Just one of the many ahhhhmazing views from this weekend.

I realize that posting my weekly workout recap on a Wednesday is a but out of character for me but I feel like it keeps me accountable during the week knowing I have to post it for everyone to see.  Don’t worry, I’ll post more pictures of my Smoky Mountain getaway soon.

Weekly Workouts (4/29-5/5)

This is the am circuit I reference. It kicked my butt.

This is the am circuit I reference. It kicked my butt.

Monday: AM circuit, 4 mile run w/4 strides, 80 walking lunges.

Tuesday: AM circuit, cycling 8.36 miles in 30 minutes (hill work + 30 sec intervals of 140 rpm), weights – pecs, deltoids, biceps, abs.

Wednesday: Yoga – hip flexors, all other exercises cancelled thanks to a crazy storm. 😦 I’m talking flash floods, tornado warnings and people being evacuated from their homes.

Thursday: 2 rounds of am circuit (plank to failure only once). I was literally dripping sweat.

Friday: Travel day…Great Smoky Mountains, here we come!

Saturday: 8 mile mountain hike, 2 mile shakeout run (18:48).

This sea-level girl definitely noticed the elevation and over 700 ft. elevation gain.

This sea-level girl definitely noticed the elevation and over 700 ft. elevation gain.

Sunday: 30 minutes easy cycling (6.06 miles). Our hiking plans were squashed thanks to a heavy rain; ironically the same weather system that thwarted my Wednesday run plans at home

Question:  Do you ever take time for yourself or with your family and just completely unplug?

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?