Workout Plan for the Week August 19, 2013 and goodbye engagement ring!

We’re in the teens for the wedding countdown!  I cannot believe it. . .


I’m so cute!

I could not be more excited to marry this guy 🙂


Have I mentioned how cool he is?

This morning we had to send my engagement ring back to Chicago for a serious cleaning and standard check (prongs, stones, etc).  So, for this week I’ll be sporting my Mom’s beautiful vintage engagement ring.

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It’s a bummer to be without my ring, but it is kind of special to be wearing my Mom’s…and I know when my ring comes back later this week it will be coming back with it’s BFF, OUR WEDDING RINGS! AHHH! 🙂

Moving onto business. . .

Happy Monday All! 🙂

Just like last week, this week I want to continue focusing on:

  • integrating more yogis
  • not running back-to-back days
  • stretching and continuing the challenge!

I began the week last week exhausted physically and mentally, but by the end of the week was feeling much better.  I think the keys to that were these bullet points, so I want to make sure I keep them in my work out life 🙂

Now that we’ve gotten that out of way, here is my workout plan for the week, August 13, 2013.

  • Monday:  YOGA! Reset the body for the week
  • Tuesday: Speed work 45 minutes + possible PM yoga class
  • Wednesday: 60 minutes cycling easy
  • Thursday: Easy run outdoors
  • Friday: Rest/Yoga
  • Saturday: Long run 100 minutes
  • Sunday: Recovery run or hike

Workout Of the Day: Monday August 19, 2013

Per the schedule, I woke up and began with a short Yoga video for digestion with Tara Stiles.


After a weekend of eating a lot of more indulgent food than normal, my body and digestive system appreciated the reboot.

I followed that video up with another one of my Grounding Yoga videos.  This video is perfect for a, quick, 45 minute full body stretch.

I felt GREAT after my yoga, knew I had a few extra minutes, and decided I wasn’t done working out for the morning yet.

Today isn’t a run day, so I didn’t want to do anything distance.  But I didn’t work on speed work at all last week and my legs are feeling a bit itchy for it.  With 20 minutes to work, I busted out this killer progressive treadmill work out.

  • 6.0  0-1
  • 6.5 1-2
  • 6.6 2-3
  • 6.7 3-4
  • 6.8 4-5
  • 6.9 5-6
  • 7.0 6-7
  • 7.1 7-8
  • 7.2 8-9
  • 7.3 9-10
  • 7.4 9-11
  • 7.5 11-12
  • 7.6 12-13
  • 7.7 13-14
  • 7.8 14-15
  • 7.9 15-16
  • 8.0 16-17
  • 8.1 17-18
  • 8.2 18-19
  • 8.3 19-20

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By the end of 20 minutes I was a sweaty, huffing and puffing mess.  It was exactly what I was looking for this AM!   It worked me hard (I finished feeling like I couldn’t add another minute) but it was short enough that I’m confident it won’t keep me from being able to complete a full speed work out tomorrow.

Work out schedules are all about flexability, right? 😉


I didn’t forget the challenge yesterday — I was just too excited about my recipe posts, and figured you all wouldn’t mind if I just mentioned it this morning.  Yesterday after the hike, I squeezed in:

  • 145 second plant + 10 hip dips
  • 50 leg raises
  • 50 oblique crunches L & R
  • 50 calf raises (2 sets of 25)
  • 25 squats
  • 50 bridges
  • 25 calf raises
  • 30 push ups

Only today and tomorrow left for the challenge (although I don’t think I’ll stop once it’s done! I’m LOVING it!)

Ok — time to get to work!  Hope you all have a happy Monday Morning! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Workout Plan for the Week August 19, 2013 and goodbye engagement ring!

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