As my schedule continues to be busy, especially with the marathon in 3 weeks I do still want to blog my workouts to keep me accountable, but with less frequency.
So here are my workouts from last week:
After my run Sunday my shin/calf issue was killing. I pray I have the strength and little to no pain to run in 3 weeks. PR goals are out the window. Just hoping to run and enjoy it!
Tuesday-rest ( 2 days in a row is hard for me- trying to be smart)
Wednesday- 30 minutes elliptical before work- 30 minutes after work. 100 of each- squats, girly push ups, sit ups. I broke it up into 5 rounds of 20
Thursday- 60 elliptical before work. Tried a run after work. Made it 2 miles and stopped. Shin/ calf pain :(
Friday- 60 elliptical. Squats, girly push ups, and abs. Didn't make it to a full 100 of each. Maybe 80?
Saturday- Spin class for 50 minutes and a long walk
Sunday- supposed to be 20 miles. Didn't happen.
So I'm frustrated but focusing on the positive. I've been really lucky in much of my training up to this point. I am icing, wearing compression and trying to do more low impact exercise. I would love to get a sports massage. Maybe I can find a local groupon deal. As for now I'm trying to stay active and realize that some things are out of my control. ( I like control, if you couldn't tell). My hope is to show up at the starting line of the marathon and enjoy the experience.
In other news, I am excited to be starting an after work exercise group with some fellow teachers. We are hoping to run 2-3 days a week, yoga/ workout DVDs the other days. A few people are a bit intimidated, but I am hopeful that they will love the endorphins and keep coming back for more. I think this will be a great way to boost the moral of our school! I understand that not everyone loves working out the way I do, but I hope they find this a fun way to unwind, laugh, and have fun while getting a good sweat.
I have so many ideas running through my mind lately. Fitness/ a health lifestyle are a huge passion of mine, and lots of new things I would like to investigate!
In other news we celebrated my Babcia's 85th birthday today! She is one strong woman.
Best cake ever!
Love these kids!
I hope you had a great weekend! I am hoping to be back this week! I have some fun workouts to share and a tasty dark chocolate banana muffin recipe to share!
What's the biggest obstacle that holds you back from getting our workouts in?
I find that I MUST write them down on my calendar or I just come up with an excuse. Lately waking up has been hard, but I just keep reminding myself how much better I feel all day if I work out! I'm exhausted at the end of the day so it's easier to do it in the morning for me.