When I joined cross-country in high school I started tracking my mileage. Usually I’d just keep track on my phone calendar and then write it down on paper every few weeks. Now, years later, I have stacks of paper recapping workouts and I love looking back and reading what my thoughts were during a specific day. So I figured now that I have a blog, I can keep track here (just for my personal note).
I’m hoping I can keep a balance of treadmill and outside runs. During the summer I normally resort to the treadmill because running in the Florida heat and humidity is not my cup of tea. Any time it’s cloudy or slightly breezy, I try to take advantage and run outside. We’ll see how much that happens this summer…
Monday– 4.5 hot miles at the beach. My family and I stayed at a friend’s beach condo for the long weekend and I took advantage of the scenic place. There was barely any breeze and definitely wasn’t any shade but it was a good, sweaty run.
Tuesday This workout from Heather’s blog. Typically, I’m not motivated to workout after work but I’m trying to adjust to the later time so I can sleep in some days ;) I saw this workout earlier in the day and it was just the motivation I needed to get into the gym. I only had time to complete the workout 2 times through so I used heavier weights than I would have if I completed 3 round.
Wednesday– 4.25 miles on the treadmill and planks before work. This was one of my workout-before-work days. Made it to the gym by 5:45 a.m. for a quick run with my dad.
Thursday– 3 miles and a quick weight circuit (3×12 squat to shoulder press, rows, tricep dips). I was not feeling my run today. After I hopped off the treadmill I completed a short weight circuit of my go-to moves.
Friday– Bikram yoga. I’ve been regularly practicing yoga for about 8 months and this was my first Bikram class. To be honest, I didn’t love it. Because it was my first class, all poses and general structure of the class was new to me, so that was the good part. But I feel like I’d get bored going to future classes because of the repetitiveness. Anyone been to Bikram?
Saturday– Body Pump followed by Hot Flow with my mom. Haven’t been to Body Pump in a few weeks and this was a great workout with some new-to-me tracks. Body Pump never disappoints. After Friday’s Bikram, I needed a good Hot Flow class to restore my love of yoga. No worries, it’s completely restored. It was a great and challenging class with a lot of spinal twists and abs.
Sunday– 4.5 mile run outside with my dad. A hot, sweaty, no-breeze run was a nice way to bookend the week of workouts.
Finally, I’m not sure how I want to post links from this week, so for now I will post them today. I like when bloggers share their favorite links so I figured it would be fun to share my favorites here. The topics are pretty random but these are a few that caught my eye this week :)
How to Become a Better Cook– Helpful for people (like me) hoping to improve cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen
Why Celeb Yoga Pics Are Causing Controversy– I wasn’t aware of this controversy, but I guess I can see both sides
Thoughts on Running (+ 3 Tips to Find Joy in Movement) and Body Shame? 5 Ways to Embrace Imperfections– I recently discovered Lauren’s blog and it has become one of my favorites! I love how she has such a positive view of nutrition and exercise.
Hope you all had a nice weekend!