Workout Recap & Weekly Reads #3

First off, I want to wish my dad (and all of yours) a Happy Father’s Day! Dad, thank you for being an incredible role model, football pal and running partner (**and for helping fund my watermelon addiction). Only for you would I stay up past my bedtime to watch hockey :) Love you!

Just popping in to recap my workouts and share some good links I came across this week. Workouts were pretty similar to last week but no complaints because I’m feeling great.

Workout Recap 6/9-6/15

Monday- 4 mile run with my dad before work. Nothing special but it was a good way to start off the week.

Tuesday- Rest

Wednesday- Orange Theory before work. I ran about 3.25 miles during the treadmill portion of the class, which included killer sprints on a hill. The weight room included a 500 m row, bodyweight moves and abs.

Thursday- Weights. I focused on chest and shoulders today doing lots of push-ups, kettle bell swings and chest presses.

Friday- Orange Theory before work. The star of today’s workout was a timed 1-mile run. We warmed up for 5 minutes and then ran our fastest mile. I came in at about 7 minutes, which is fast for me (someone who doesn’t love speed work). After the run we went to the weight room for a few rounds of work and then hopped back on the treadmill for another 12ish minutes of running. 3.2 miles overall.

Saturday- Body Pump. Saturday morning is the only time I can make it to Body Pump. Taking advantage of it because when training starts Saturday Body Pump will be replaced with long runs.

Sunday- Hopefully a run with my dad. I’d prefer to run outside, but if he picks the treadmill I will oblige :)

 

Lastly, here are some of my favorite reads from this week. Take a peak when you can!

Life Is Not A To-Do List

50 Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up Your Childhood

I Want to See Real

8 Ways to Give Back to Yourself

50% More: Body Confidence

 

Enjoy your Sunday! xo

Workout Recap & Weekly Reads #1

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.

Body Pump

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.

Run 6/1

My watermelon colored outfit ;)

 

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!