Workout Plan for the Week: October 7 and ONE MONTH!

Good Morning and Happy Monday All 🙂



After a weekend full of fun — it’s kind of a bummer that Monday has rolled around again.  But — on the bright side. . .

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Today is our one month wedding anniversary 🙂

I promise I won’t do a sappy post like this every month — I’m just a little excited about the one month mark.  Feels like a fun mini milestone, right?

Zach and I have a fun date night planned tonight to celebrate. He’ll be traveling all over the world (literally) for the next month, so we also wanted to take some time together while he’s still in town.

this Morning

I woke up this morning ready to start the week off with a work out knowing that I had a date night planned tonight.

Workout of the Morning:  10 miles stationary bike.  30 minutes strength

My strength training routine was taken from the newest SELF magazine.  It was a 24  minute full body routine that can pretty much be done anywhere with minimal equipment.

The work out included three 7 minute sets.  Each including 3 different work outs.

Set one: (minutes 1-7)

  • power squats (10 lbs)
  • leg press (45 lbs)
  • plank jumps

Rest 1 minute

Set two (minutes 8-14)

  • Incline sit ups
  • Incline row (20 lbs)
  • V – ups

Rest 1 minute

Set two (Minutes 15-21)

  • Curtsy squats (10 lbs)
  • Tricep dips
  • Power push ups (push up, then bring knee to opposite elbow.  Repeat L and R for 1 rep)

By the time I was done with this work out, I was fairly spent.  My body was still a bit exhausted from the weekends activities, but this was a good way to ease back into cardio and strength.

Workout Plan for the Week:

Guess what guys — It’s TAPER TIME! 🙂

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes strength
  • Tuesday – AM yoga – PM 4-5 mile run
  • Wednesday – 10 miles stationary bike and yoga/light strength
  • Thursday – 4-5 mile easy run
  • Friday – Rest/Yoga
  • Saturday – Long run – 10 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery run/bike

I’m respecting the taper period by lowering my miles and also trying to lighten up the strength training for the next few weeks.  More yoga and light weights, less hard strength.   I will have plenty of time AFTER the race to focus on strength training again, but I want to give my body some time to recover and prepare for the big day!

Question of the Day:  Am I crazy to be excited about one month? It’s OK to say yes 😉



Exciting News

Another week speeding by!  Hello Thursday and Good morning to you all 🙂

Zach and I had a great night last night — full of running, beer and wine, and good food.

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One thing I do want to clarify:  I DID bring baby wipes to at least attempt to clean myself, and a change of clothes.  I didn’t force Zach to be seem with me THAT nasty and sweaty the ENTIRE night. . .


Anyway, after all that fun, we ended the night with the foam roller and some mindless TV. Highly needed!



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Our marriage license returned from the state!  I literally have been like a kid at Christmas waiting for the license to get returned.  Checking out mail box everyday super excited, only to be let down! haha  When Zach told me it had come in yesterday, I literally jumped up and down for like 30 seconds.  If he wasn’t embarrassed by my post run look — he HAD to be embarrased after that, right?

We’re officially married everyone 🙂 YAAY!

Now I just have to wait for that tiny little issue of the Government Shut Down to begin the name change process — but hey, I’m excited 🙂

This Morning:

Of course,  I woke up this morning a little exhausted thanks to the late run and later than normal night. . . but either way I got up and hit the gym

Workout For the Day:  10 miles stationary bike + weights

Today weights included a hodgepodge of work, focusing on arms, but incorporating abs and legs as well.

  • Chest Press (machine)
  • Lateral Pull Down (machine)
  • Row (machine)
  • Incline sit ups
  • Plank
  • Bicep curls
  • Twists
  • Lunges
  • Side Lunges
  • Squats

I think that was everything?  I did 3 sets of 12 for each, with different weights ranging from 10 lbs to 30 lbs, to body weight for plank.  Like I said, hodgepodge, but it worked and got me nice and sweaty.

And now — it’s that time again.  Shower up and head into work.  I’ll be back later this afternoon with the Blog 101 recap.  🙂

Question of the Morning: