Soooo….I got tired of my “Workouts + Weekly Reads” alliteration. There’s so much of that in the blog world anyway so it won’t be missed- ha! Back to the basics it goes. This week I fell back into my normal “4 mile” loop. Even on a treadmill 4-5 miles just seems like a good distance for me. Not far, not that short and can be done in less than 40 minutes.
Monday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles in the morning + spin at night. This was the first time in a while I fully participated in the spin workout, meaning that when I told the class to “add resistance” I actually added resistance. I took the weeks leading up to the marathon somewhat easy on the bike so this was the first “real” class in a while.
Thursday: Hot vinyasa flow. I have two favorite teachers at my studio and one teaches Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6 a.m. (the other times don’t work with my schedule). I love her class because not only does she give great adjustments and assists, but she always has a focus and inspirational reading. If the class wasn’t awesome I would not be getting out of bed that early, so that says something.
Friday: 4.25 miles. It was my sister’s birthday so I spent my normal workout time FaceTiming with my family over breakfast. I forgot how early I had to get up for high school every morning! After class and a much-needed nap I went to the gym with my cousin (in graduate school) and we ran side-by-side on the treadmill. Man does it take some willpower to run (or workout in general) at 4 p.m. on a Friday! That most likely won’t be a regular occurrence for me.
Saturday: 5 miles. As much as everyone up north is hating the cold (trust me I hate it too), the transition to winter has been very beneficial for me in FL as I don’t have to get up at 6 a.m. to beat the heat. I had a nice breakfast, did some homework and then went for a run. One month ago if I started a run at 10 a.m. I would have been miserable, so yesterday was a welcomed change!
Sunday: Weights. Yes, weights. I’m writing it here so I actually do them. I have an event later this morning and wanted to do something beforehand. I don’t typically sweat a lot when lifting so I can just take a quick European shower (read: towel off and put on perfume and deodorant) and head straight to the event. I’m weird, I know.
I’m still deciding when and how I want to share my favorite posts from around the internet. For now they’ll stay here :)
Think Positive & Conquer Your Negative Thoughts– Running Out Of Wine
The 7 C’s of Being a Killer Leader- The Skinny on Health
50 Best Running Books of All Time– Run to the Finish
Happy Sunday! xo