Why do the best weeks go by so quickly? This past week at home flew by. No real highlights but lots of downtime, which is pretty perfect in my mind. As for workouts, I think it was actually the best week I’ve had in a while. It was a good mix of running, strength training, yoga and rest.
As for the plank challenge, I kind of failed on pictures. I did 5 out of 7 days but the pictures came out blurry (I videoed and took a screenshot). Or I sometimes did the planks without my phone near me. Fitness challenges are hard for me to maintain but I guess it’s good that I’ve gotten into the habit of doing planks.
Sunday: 3 miles + 15 minutes of weights. Because we were traveling, our typical Mother’s Day bike ride turned into a Mother’s Day run. Seriously, every year for the last 10 years we’ve gone bike riding on Mother’s Day. Anyway, this year we ran about 3 miles and then went to the hotel gym to do some weights before brunch.
Monday: 30 minutes of weights. I decided to do one upper body move followed by a core move (ex: 15 shoulder presses + 1 minute plank x3). I think I did four different supersets.
Wednesday: 7 miles. I went later than normal and I was surprised that it wasn’t unbearably hot. I finished my run at a new-to-me juice place in town, Soho Juice Co. I’m slowly (like a snail) liking these juices more and more.
Thursday: 650 Fit. This was the workout highlight of my week for a few reasons. First, I finally got to meet my blogging friend Christina from the Blissful Balance. She’s a fellow Tampainian (yes that’s a word) and works for Peerfit, which is a flexible group fitness membership program (like ClassPass). She invited me to a 6 a.m. class at a studio called 650 Fit and it was one of the best workouts I’ve had in a very long time.
I don’t remember the entire workout but a few of the notable circuits:
-The warmup was 3 minutes of jumping rope but if we messed up we had to do 2 burpees. I did a lot of burpees…
-EMOM for 10 minutes: 10 squats with a heavy kettlebell (racked) followed by 10 jump squats (no KB).
-The workout finisher was 25 lb plate push across the turf followed by jump lunges. This KILLED my legs.
I’m so happy I got to meet Christina and I’ve already decided that we will be workout buddies when I’m home.
Friday: Regular (not hot) vinyasa yoga. I stayed in bed for as long as I could because I didn’t want to walk down the steps. I can’t remember the last time my legs were that sore. I did a lot of foam rolling and deep stretching at yoga. Part of me thought I should run to “shake out” my legs but because every step hurt my quads I figured that wasn’t a smart idea.
Saturday: 5.5 miles with my parents. We woke up early and drove to the new Riverwalk downtown for a change of scenery. It was a beautiful morning and we mostly beat the heat.
Happy Sunday! xo