We’re in the teens for the wedding countdown! I cannot believe it. . .
I could not be more excited to marry this guy 🙂
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.
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
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! 🙂