Monday, September 5, 2016

Weekly Workouts 8/29-9/5

Monday: I was craving a run because I didn't run Sunday. After a really awesome circuit, I decided I didn't need a run...but I went anyway. It felt good to just take a jaunt around the golf course before dinner!
I cooked, stuck dinner in the oven to stay warm, ran 1.65 miles, and came back to gorge myself on tacos.
Tuesday: I conquered my fear and did 3x1600s! I now know I can push those faster next time; oh yes, there will be a next time!
We made sure to warm up with dynamic stretches and an easy loop first, and I think that really helped.
Wednesday: Elizabeth and I did the cardio boxing video from last week again. We just really enjoy it! It gets your heart rate up, but it's fairly low-impact, and it's a nice full-body workout.
I am in LOVE with Skirt Sports' fall prints. I was skeptical of the orange but in person they're so bright and fun!
Thursday: Rest.

Friday: We ran before work because I had a flight to catch in the afternoon. The humidity and heat were back with a vengeance, so it wasn't our best run, but at least we got it done!
Running before school is hard. We never go quite as far as I'd like because of time constraints.

Saturday: We got a few miles of walking in at Chagrin Falls and downtown Cleveland, so while I didn't do a workout, I was still active. I did try to get up early to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and run Saturday, but I was too tired!
Steph and me climbing birds in Cleveland's new downtown Square.
Sunday: Travel and rest.

Monday: We pushed our long run to Monday (because there was no work for Labor Day) and did just about 7 miles. It felt good to run long again but part of me is just not enjoying long runs right now.
My legs are tired for the first few miles and I'm having trouble breathing in the humidity. I need to be more diligent about doing warmups first!

Did you have a good week?
I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!



  1. Those tacos look delish. I am not feeling long runs right now either. I can't remember the last time I ran more than 6 miles.

  2. My week day runs have been in the afternoons now and it's just way too hot. Hoping it cools down a bit for you too. Running in humidity is awful!

  3. Great job with your workouts! I think this past week went really well despite having some annoying calf and shin tightness. I wish the long weekend could have been a little bit longer, lol!

  4. Those Tacos are making me hungry! Way to go on facing those fears, AND planning on repeating it!

    The weekend felt too long for me... I was glad to be back at work today.

  5. Mmmmm tacos! That sounds like a great idea for dinner tonight :)

    I always find it takes me a few weeks of consistency to really start embracing long runs. It's hard to give up the extra time in your day for running when you're not used to it! Plus I always forget how much prep long runs require ... Planning time, planning fuel, planning drinks, bringing salt etc! It's such a process! Haha

  6. You are doing amazing at your workouts and maintaining consistency....I need to take a page out of your book!