What a week last week was for me! I knew I was going on a girls shopping trip last weekend so I tried to workout as much as possible during the week since I knew that I wouldn’t get many workouts in – if any – over the weekend. I actually ended up running five days in a row but since I alternated trail running and road running each day it didn’t bother me at all the way running that many days in a row normally would.
Monday – 5-mile / 8 km run (54 minutes) + 45-minute lunchtime yoga + 20-minute strength circuit
Started Monday off with a nice run with my friend and Chloe, I always love starting my days off with runs! At lunch I went to my normal Monday yoga class with my coworker and when I got home that night I did the same strength circuit from last week. I felt very tired though, probably because I had already ran and did yoga that day, so I only went through the circuit twice.
Tuesday – 75-minute flow class + 5.6 mile / 9 km trail run (1 hour, 25 minutes)
Favourite Tuesday morning flow class that I go to every Tuesday morning! I’m going to miss it next week when we’re in Mexico (but not that much!) We always do lots of vinayasa’s and balancing poses and it’s such a wonderful way to start the day. Then that evening I met my friend, her husband and all their dogs for a trail run with Chloe. There were three of us and four dogs running trails in the dark with our headlamps. The snow was soft and it was super windy. It was a tough run while we were out there but I was glad I did it once we were done. I really love trail running in the dark these days. You move slowly and really have to watch the ground in front of you but it is so incredibly peaceful!
Wednesday – 3.9 mile / 6.2 km run (37 minutes)
My coworker is training for the Vancouver marathon so I ran with her at lunch. She is much faster than me so an easy run for her was more like a tempo run for me. It felt good to run fast though as I’ve been doing lots and lots of easy runs lately but not much speedwork.
Thursday – 4.7 mile / 7.5 km run (50 minutes)
Another morning run. I worked really late on Wednesday night so I was super tired but glad I got it done as always. I wanted to go to yoga on Thursday night but could feel myself coming down with a cold so ended up just relaxing at home.
Friday – REST
Saturday - REST
I did a lot of walking Friday and Saturday but also a lot of eating and drinking! It was a very successful shopping weekend!
Sunday – 60-minute flow class
Another regular class for me is the 8:30 pm flow class on Sundays. LOVE it, such a good way to end a weekend. We do a long and deep savasana at the end of this class and I’m pretty sure I fell asleep on Sunday after my busy weekend!
Miles / km – 19.2 miles / 30.9 km
Time on my feet – 3 hours, 45 minutes
Weights/P90X – 1 workout for a total of 20 minutes
Yoga – 3 practices for a total of 3 hours
How were your workouts last week? If you know you have a busy weekend planned do you increase your workouts during the week? I will be doing that again this week as I prepare to go to Mexico next week. Lots of workouts Monday through Friday and then lots of rest, relaxation and FOOD in Mexico