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
Why Millennials Need To Stop Playing The Victim Card All The Time– Elite Daily
Happy Sunday! xo