Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weekly Recap {03/05-03/11}

Hi friends!  I’ve got about 10 minutes before I’ve got to get off the computer to finish getting ready for work.  I’m still adjusting to my new work schedule and trying to figure out the best work/life balance I can while maintaining my priorities.  This has been a big adjustment since my previous job was less than 5 miles away (and my commute was about 10 minute total) and I worked an early shift which meant I was home usually by 4 or 4:30 p.m. --- now I’ve got a 40 minute commute each way and I work until 5 or 5:30 p.m., not to mention I was unemployed for over a year and had a lot of free time!  My Google Reader has over 500 unread items and I’m trying to read sporadically and catch up with everyone but I haven’t had much time (I haven’t been able to comment either).  Last weekend I was hoping for some down time but I ended up being on the go almost all weekend long (this weekend I should have a lot more down time as I don’t have any plans other than running, church, and grocery shopping).  I am working on a recap post from my adventurous long run last weekend (if we are friends on Daily Mile --- you can read the mini recap HERE) … it was such a fun and unexpected run that I can’t wait to share more about it (including photos!).  Anyways, just know that I am still around … and I’ll get back into the swing of things soon!  In fact, I should have an exciting post to share later tonight so check back :)

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This week I returned to work (Wed-Fri) and I managed to stay on track with most of my workouts (I missed one day of PT Exercises and only made it to the gym once – though I did run 5 days!). 

Tuesday night we had a hard workout at the track with our training group – in gusty winds!  Wednesday morning I ran on our treadmill at 5 a.m. while watching a movie (also this was my first day at my new job).  Thursday I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and made it to the gym for some cross training.  Friday morning I got up super early (again) and ran with the husband (it was chilly out but at least there was a full moon).  Saturday I ran with my husband and our friend Kelly instead of with our running group.  It was a great run and I’m going to post more about it separately (hopefully soon).  We woke up early on Sunday too to go spectate the Shamrock’n Half Marathon in Downtown Sacramento.  Some of the members of our running group ran this race so we were out on the course in Old Sacramento to see them and cheer them on (with our cow bells!).  I didn’t take any photos because I was too busy cheering everyone on but we did get to see every member of our group that ran the race!  This was the husbands first time spectating a race and we both had so much fun!  I think as a runner you really understand the appreciation of race spectators.  Anytime I saw someone looking like they were struggling I made sure to make eye contact with them and smile big and ring my cow bell and I always got a big smile back from them.  Later in the evening on Sunday we took Lucy for a short run around the neighborhood. 

All in all it was a pretty good week.  There are only three weeks until my next half marathon! 

I linked all my workouts to my Daily Mile logs if you really want to read about them. Are we friends on Daily Mile yet?!?

Weekly Recap {03.05.12 – 03.11.12}

Monday 3/5

Walk:  2.09/40:27

Plank-a-day #64, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, March Madness Leg Workout, Pushups, & PT Exercises

Tuesday 3/6

Run – Track Workout:  2.56/24:07
4 sets of 400, 200 RI, 200, 200 RI

  • Set 1 - 400 @ 2:15, 200 RI @ 1:32, 200 @ 1:02, 200 RI @ 1:20
  • Set 2 - 400 @ 2:15, 200 RI @ 1:19, 200 @ 1:12, 200 RI @ 1:14
  • Set 3 - 400 @ 2:06, 200 RI @ 1:25, 200 @ 1:04, 200 RI @ 1:25
  • Set 4 - 400 @ 2:10, 200 RI @ 1:19, 200 @ 1:05, 200 RI @ 1:18

Run - Warm-up:  0.66/7:24
Run - Cool Down:  0.55/6:11

Walk:  1.69/32:40

Plank-a-day #65, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, & March Madness Leg Workout

Wednesday 3/7

Run – Treadmill:  3.54/45:00/12:42 avg

Plank-a-day #66, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, March Madness Legs Workout, Pushups, & PT Exercises

Thursday 3/8

Walk:  1.64/33:03

Elliptical:  35min

Strength Training:  14min

Plank-a-day #67, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, & March Madness Legs Workout

Friday 3/9

Run:  4.21/47:51/11:21 avg
Warm-up:  0.24/5:40
Cool Down:  0.22/4:24

Walk:  1.63/32:42

Plank-a-day #68, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, March Madness Legs Workout, & Pushups

Saturday 3/10

Run:  13.36/2:44:08/12:17 avg

Walk:  1.02/19:52

Plank-a-day #69 & Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts

Sunday 3/11

Run:  2.0/22:10/11:04 avg
Warm-up:  0.24/5:01
Cool Down:  0.19/3:36

Plank-a-day #70, Dr. Oz’s 7 Days of Belly Workouts, March Madness Legs Workout

Total = 35.84

Running = 26.88 (# of runs = 5)
Walking = 8.96

1 comment:

Suz and Allan said...

Great week! Glad to hear you are adjusting to the new work schedule!