Thank you again for all the well-wishes for my dad last week. The week ended good and bad. Bad because we did find out that my dad’s injuries are a lot more extensive than originally thought with some internal stuff going on too (he’s still in ICU) but also good because I had the opportunity to talk on the phone with him and he did sound much much better. He was even well enough to leave a comment on his blog post! So those are both good signs. I am going home on Wednesday. When I originally booked the flight the hope was he would be out of the hospital by then but that definitely will not be the case. Either way I can’t wait to see him and spend some time with him.
Anyways, onto last week’s workouts.
Workouts 10/2/14 – 16/2/14
WOD + Hot Yoga
Made up my own little crossfit style WOD which consisted of the following:
- Aussie Pull-ups
- Box Jumps
Then I went to a 1 hour traditional hot yoga class. There were over 50 people in the class and the energy was amazing. I left super sweaty.
75-min Hot Flow Yoga
Went to 6 am yoga and it was pretty good. A little bit of a slower flow than I like but I still enjoyed the class. It’s always nice to start my day with yoga. I had evening running plans but ended up canceling after hearing about my dad’s accident as I wasn’t sure if I’d be flying home right away or not.
GPP Fitness Workout + Hill Repeats
- 43 OH tricep extensions
- 43 alt bicep curls
- 43 kettlebell swings
- 43 bench dips
- 20 aussie pull-ups
- 10 burpees
It was a killer! I burnt 200 calories in 25 minutes and my back has been sore all week after doing those aussie pull-ups on Monday and Wednesday! Right after this workout I joined the running room for their first night of hill repeats. We did 4 x 450 metre repeats which ended up being 4.8 miles / 7.7 km total with the warm-up and cooldown.
Winter Shape-up #2 + 75-minute Yoga Basics
Started my day off with week #2 of Fitnessista’s winter shape-up workouts + her plank burner. Awesome burn for a 25 minute workout! In the evening I went to yoga with my mom. Our fifth week in a row! I’m really excited about how much my mom is improving and she just bought a six month pass!
45 minute Trail Run/Hike
Started my morning off with a trail run. Unfortunately the trail was extremely icy so what would normally be a 6 km run turned into a 2.75 mile / 4.4 km hike/run. I was also really hoping to see the sunrise because I started a little later than normal but no dice. The sky did look really pretty though.
75-minute Hot Flow Yoga + Body-Weight Workout
Started my day off with my favourite Saturday morning yoga class. Friday was a bit of a hard night for me and this class was exactly what I needed. It was a super strong flow and I felt so focused and relaxed afterwards.
I then spent the rest of the day puttering around the house and before I knew it I only had 30 minutes before I had to leave for my hair appointment! I decided to do the above body-weight workout which I saw on Jen’s blog last week. I modified it to an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 20 minutes. I ended up getting in 5 rounds + 20 reps in 20 minutes and my heart rate was through the roof the entire time! I highly recommend this workout. Next time I do it I want to make sure I have enough time to do all 10 rounds!
9.3 mile / 15 km run + 75-minute yin yoga class
Eric and I attended an event on Saturday night for my work and didn’t get home until midnight and it was 12:30 by the time I went to sleep. This meant I slept through the 8:30 run with the Running Room since I woke up at 8:23! I puttered around in the house in the morning, ate oatmeal, hemmed and hawed and then finally around 10:30 got myself out the door for a run. This is the first run in months that I have done completely alone (no Chloe and no friends) and it went fairly well. It was a really beautiful day here yesterday at 7 C (44 F) with the sun shining hard. I actually saw lots of people running in shorts!
Then in the afternoon I did a 75-minute yin yoga class with my mom which felt so good on my sore legs! I fell asleep in savasana and felt so insanely relaxed afterwards.
Another week with no rest days though the hike/run on Friday would definitely be an active rest day for me. This week is going to be a bit crazy with me leaving for FSJ on Wednesday, where working out will be at the bottom of my priority list, so I’m sure I’ll make up for it with rest days this week. Also, when I am keeping up with the mix of running, strength training and yoga I really don’t feel like I NEED rest days as much. My body (and mind!) just don’t fatigue like they do when I’m doing a ton of one thing.
How was your week of workouts last week? How many rest days do you like to take a week?