Week in Review: January 26-February 1

Another week has gone by, and I had some pretty solid workouts. I’m seeing some serious progress, and there’s no stopping me! ūüôāWIR: 1/26-2/1

Workouts in Review

Here’s the rundown for the week:

Monday: 38 minutes on the StairMaster. Good times.

Tuesday: 1-hour pump class

Wednesday: Run 2.6 miles

Thursday:¬†1-hour pump class (which included 100 lunges… yikes)

Friday: 15 minutes of yoga/stretching

Saturday: Run 4¬†miles ¬†(week two of Jeff Galloway’s half marathon training plan)

Sunday: Rest

What I’m Most Proud Of

I added in yoga like I said I would last week. I need to add more, but I’m okay with the effort last¬†week. I’m also stoked I hit two days of pump. I’m addicted. ūüôā

Where I Fell Short

I’m not logging everything I ate on here, but I definitely fell short on my eating. I’m working on less sugar and more vegetables this week.

Training

I’m training for a half marathon in May and have started my training plan. I’m following Jeff Galloway’s half plan, which I’m using so I won’t get injured. I’ve run intervals before, but I always did something like run 9 minutes and walk 1 minute. This time, I’m mixing it up, so this weekend for my 4-miler on Saturday, I ran 2:30¬†and walked 1:30. I don’t think the interval was quite right–I felt my walk interval was too long–so I think for my 5-miler this weekend, I’ll run 2:30 or 3:00 and walk 1:00.

 Thought for the Week Ahead

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.‚ÄĚ –Jillian Michaels

Let’s work hard this week! Don’t forget to visit¬†Jesica’s blog and check out her weekly update post and other linked-up posts. I’m also linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for her Weekend Update link-up.

 

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Week in Review: January 19-25, 2015

I’m linking up with Jesica at rUnladylike for her week-in-review link-up. I think I did a good job with workouts this week. And it definitely helps to be doing the #SweatPink #NoExcuses Challenge for a bit extra every day.

Workouts in Review

I’m bound and determined not to get injured this year, so I’m mixing it up a ton for workouts. I’m still building up my mileage slowly so I’ll be able to conquer the half marathon in May. Thursday would’ve been another pump class, but I was feeling a little strain in my leg, so I “ellipticized” instead.

Week in Review 1/19-25 | FrenchFryRunner.com

 

Here’s the rundown for the week:

Monday: 25 minutes incline elliptical, 2-min plank, mountain climbers, BOSU squats, walking some laps

Incline elliptical
Don’t let this innocent-looking machine fool you. This is a killer workout!

Tuesday: 1-hour pump class; extra plank (1:30), squats, 20 push-ups

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Wednesday: Run 2.96 miles; strength: plank 100 crunches, 100 jump rope, 20 push-ups

Thursday: Elliptical 30 minutes

Friday: Swim ~400 yards; elliptical 48 minutes

Saturday: Run 3.6 miles

Sunday: Rest

What I’m Most Proud Of

Even though I wasn’t feelin’ it on Thursday, I still managed to workout a bit. Sometimes that happens, and I just have to pick myself up and hit the gym anyway. I got six days of workouts in, and I’m feeling stronger.

Where I Fell Short

I really want to have more yoga in my life, so I need to make an effort. I didn’t go to any yoga classes this week, which was a bummer. My goal is to at least practice at home, even if it’s some before-bedtime

Thought for the Week Ahead

¬†“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work” –Horace

Let’s work hard this week! Don’t forget to go over to Jesica’s blog and check out her post and other linked-up posts

Journaling, Running, and More Yoga

I used to love writing in my journal. I probably have a half-dozen filled journals–most of them from the drama that was high school. It’s always interesting to me to go back and remember the good ol’ days. (“I heart so-and-so!”; “Being a teenager’s hard!”)

Anyway, I’m telling you this because I’ve started writing down my workouts in a lovely little number from Walmart. It’s really awesome to go through it and see everything that I’ve been doing to stay ¬†active, and it makes me just feel good about myself. I’d you don’t keep a journal or a log or anything of your workouts, I totally recommend it.

So, according to my journal last week, here are my stats:

  • Monday: 55-minute yoga class; 10 minutes bedtime yoga stretches
  • Tuesday: 2.2 miles, comfortably; 15 minutes yoga before bed (here’s a great sequence); 2:05 plank for #plankaday
  • Wednesday: 45-minute yoga class (normally 55, but our instructor was late)
  • Thursday: 2 miles, hardish pace with some pickups; short yoga practice after running to stretch; 2:10 plank.
  • ¬†Friday: Some stretching; 2:15 plank
  • Saturday: 5.17-mile long run

And there you go, my week of workouts. Good stuff, eh? Did I tell you how much I’m loving yoga? Try it. And if you don’t know where to start, check out DoYogawithMe.com. This site has hundreds of free HD yoga videos available to stream to your computer or other device. Totally awesome and very well done.