Happy Last Day of September

Happy Last Day of September ๐Ÿ™‚

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Denver was freezing this weekend, but is giving us a nice week to start off the new month — so even though it’s Monday morning, no complaints from this girl.

Thanks to my restful afternoon, I was VERY well rested and enjoyed a relaxing evening watching football and eating pizza and cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

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Not a bad night, right? ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I woke up this morning actually feeling good and didn’t have to work too hard at talking myself into a work out.

Workout of the Day: 10 miles stationary bike: 30 minutes strength

The strength portion of the work out was broken into 3 sets of 15, doing ย 2 different superset mini circuits.

  • bicep curl (20 lbs)
  • shoulder press (20 lbs)
  • lateral raise (20 lbs)
  • 60 second plank

The second mini circuit was

  • incline sit ups
  • bridges
  • bicycle crunches
  • leg lifts

By the time I finished each set — I was TOAST. ย A good sign of a good workout.

I thought about my workout plan for the week while I was on the bike:

Workout Plan for the Week:

  • Monday: ย 10 miles bike, 30 minutes strength
  • Tuesday: 5 mile run
  • Wednesday: STRENGTH / Yoga
  • Thursday: 5 mile run
  • Friday: REST
  • Saturday: 13 mile run — EESH
  • Sunday: Recovery run/bike

A few elements that MAY change this week:

  • I am taking a blogging class tomorrow, so I may switch yoga to tomorrow and do back-to-back runs.
  • We may hike this weekend, which would probably change Sunday’s plans.

Otherwise, I am hoping to stick as close to this as possible. ย This is my last extended long run — after this week I am dropping mileage and beginning tapering — with a 10 and 9 mile long runs before the race. ย AHHH it’s getting real! ๐Ÿ™‚

And now — it’s time to hit the ground running at work. ย Happy Monday, All! ๐Ÿ™‚

Question of the Day: ย Does it feel like Fall where your at? Are the leaves changing?

Unfortunately Colorado doesn’t really have much “color” ย but we do know it’s Fall by the mountains starting to show snow tops!

26 thoughts on “Happy Last Day of September

  1. love the week’s workout plan – spin AM tomorrow/yoga PM tomorrow, light cardio/strength AM thursday/yoga PM thursday and finally Saturday morning spin. Philadelphia is still pretty warm for this time of year but the leaves are changing and its beautiful! I borrowed the picture for today’s post but intend to snap some in the coming days!

    Happy Last Day of September (the month totally flew by!)

  2. It’s full on fall here in Nova Scotia! The leaves are just starting to turn colour, it’s cold at night and warmer throughout the day, leaves are falling from trees and it’s apple picking season!
    Have fun at the blogging class and it looks like you’ve got a great set of workouts this week!

  3. Fall is just arriving in Illinois! We’ve had some extended summer but our days are finally cooling off a little and the trees are starting to change.

    Good luck as you move towards your taper!

  4. We’ve been having a great fall in DC after a scorching summer, and seeing some leaves starting to change along my run after work tonight really made it feel like fall!

    Also, pizza, cookies and football sounds like a perfect night!!

  5. It is definitely fall around here. Oregon tends to have pretty interesting weather. Almost 3 weeks ago we had 101 degree weather. Two weeks later it was 50degrees outside. Then last week it started with the SUPER HEAVY rain, the wind, and now I can feel the bite of cold in the air. We have beautiful falls and I can’t wait to take walks amongst our beautiful trees once they change color a bit more. Oregon is a pretty great place!

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