Workout Round Up September 27

Oh happy rest Friday 🙂

I woke up this morning feeling really well rested and excited for the weekend.  Since Wednesday, I’ve been able to sleep in until 730, which is an hour and a half more than normal.  Let me tell you, three days of extra sleep have made this lady one-happy-girl :).


Speaking of strong lady here — (forced transition there? 🙂 Overall I’d say I’m very happy with how much workouts went this week.  Here was my plan for the week from Monday:

Workout Plan for the Week – September 23, 2013

  • Monday – YOGA and 30 minutes stationary bike
  • Tuesday – 4-5 mile Speed Run
  • Wednesday – 4-5 mile recovery run
  • Thursday – Strength
  • Friday – REST/2 miles easy treadmill/YOGA
  • Saturday – LONG run 12 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery Run/Bike

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And here is how the week turned out

  • Monday – Jillian Michaels Yoga and stationary bike 30 minutes
  • Tuesday – 4.25 mile speed run with 2 miles at speed with 1 warm up and cool down
  • Wednesday – Treadmill 10k
  • Thursday – Strength with 20 minutes bike, 20 minute intervals, and machines
  • Friday – REST
  • Saturday — LONG run 12 miles
  • Sunday — Recovery run/bike


italics are still planned workouts for tomorrow and Sunday.

Since today is my rest day, and I know I tend to get restless on those days (is there a pun there?)  I have made a fun game for myself.  Every hour, as close to the hour as I can make it around clients, I am going to do

  • 25 jumping jacks
  • 1 minute plank

It’s nothing much, but it’s a fun way to get out my build up energy on a rest day 🙂

Quote for the day:

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I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

I LOVE this quote, specifically with my running and healthy  journey in general.  I have written about it before, but I am someone who has constantly compared myself to others with running.  Whether it be speed or distance.  This quote is a great reminder to me that I am on my OWN journey.  While I may never be the fastest runner or maybe I’ll never run an ultra — everyday that I lace up my shoes, I’m a stronger runner than I was the previous day.  And that’s pretty cool 🙂

Question of the Day:  What have you guys thought of the quotes this week?

Any journey that you’re on right now that feels like a daily struggle?

9 thoughts on “Workout Round Up September 27

    • I saw it this morning and KNEW it was perfect for today. Especially before my long runs I get ALL anxious, still on my third half. I’m a weirdo, but you’re so right. I am often my toughest critic, and quotes like this remind to chill out and just keep pushin 🙂

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