Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Walt Wednesday

Some people do a "Wordless Wednesday" post, where they simply share a photo or image, but I thought I'd make a little series out of my Wednesdays. And since I love alliteration so much, why not go with Walt Wednesdays (obviously everyone can use a little break from the seriousness, scariness and sassiness of life - and what better way to help put a smile on your face than with a cute wiener dog picture, am I right?!)... So, without further ado...

WALT WEDNESDAY!

When life gets overwhelming, how do you de-stress?

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Workout Recap - Week 28

Sunday, July 7th  5K run with the hubby

Monday, July 8th –  60 minutes on the stationary bike

Tuesday, July 9th –  5K lunch run

Wednesday, July 10th – HIIT workout

Thursday, July 11th – 5K run with the hubby after work

Friday, July 12th   Rest Day

Saturday, July 13th – 5 mile run

I decided to AVOID the stair workout I did last week, seeing as it felt like I was feeling the impact for far too long, so I went back to my midweek HIIT workout (after we dug the kettlebells out and I squeezed between the car and our outdoor goodies that are jammed into the garage [not sure if I mentioned, but we are currently in the process of redoing our front and back yards, which means everything that is normally out there (from grills to garbage cans, chairs to bird feeders) has to go somewhere]. All my runs/ workouts went as to be expected. Nothing awesome and nothing terrible. I do have to say I am STOKED the hubby is training for a race and has a plan to follow, since that means sometimes I have a running buddy if he's willing to run at times that work for me. I'm willing to run his pace as long as he's good with me joining.

How were your workouts this past week?

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Workout Recap - Week 27

Sunday, June 30th  6 mile run with the hubby

Monday, July 1st –  Rest Day

Tuesday, July 2nd –  4 mile lunch run

Wednesday, July 3rd – 30 minute stair workout

Thursday, July 4th – 60 minutes on the stationary bike

Friday, July 5th   Rest Day

Saturday, July 6th – 1 mile run

Oh golly gee... This was NOT the way I expected this week to end (especially since I didn't have to work on Thursday, Friday or Saturday). Well, as you can see, during my Wednesday lunch break I did hills. We have a huge staircase near the store, so I decided to climb the stairs for the 30 minutes. Sure, my legs were like jello afterwards (and maybe a bit during), but thought I'd be fine... Well, Thursday the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) kicked in BIG time. My quads felt like rocks and my calves were so stinkin' tight. I decided to ride the bike so I could give my legs a break from running and pounding. I thought I'd be able to get out on Friday, but I was still walking like Frankenstein so thought I'd take a complete rest day, hoping I'd feel better Saturday morning. As you can see, I was able to just a little jogging. I drove over to a flat trail, figuring my calves and quads would do better without much elevation change. When I started jogging I was still super tight, but figured I'd give it a mile to loosen up... It didn't. I turned around at the half mile and "ran" back to the truck. My stomach was also not happy, so it was better to pull the plug. Here's to hoping my legs will feel better soon.

How were your workouts this past week?

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Walt Wednesday

Some people do a "Wordless Wednesday" post, where they simply share a photo or image, but I thought I'd make a little series out of my Wednesdays. And since I love alliteration so much, why not go with Walt Wednesdays (obviously everyone can use a little break from the seriousness, scariness and sassiness of life - and what better way to help put a smile on your face than with a cute wiener dog picture, am I right?!)... So, without further ado...

WALT WEDNESDAY!

When life gets overwhelming, how do you de-stress?

Monday, July 1, 2024

Workout Recap - Week 26

Sunday, June 23rd  5 mile run with the hubby

Monday, June 24th –  60 minutes on the stationary bike 

Tuesday, June 25th –  4.24 mile run

Wednesday, June 26th – HIIT workout

Thursday, June 27th – Rest Day

Friday, June 28th  Rest Day/ Donate Blood

Saturday, June 29th – 3 mile run with the hubby

Technically I "skipped" one workout this week (a 60 minute bike ride on Friday), but I will 'blame' it on donating blood. My mother-in-law and youngest nephew were in town and they (along with the hubby) went to Disneyland for the day on Friday. I was planning on jumping on the bike after work while I watched some TV since I'd be home alone, but had a headache when I got home so figured I'd drink extra water and rest up after helping to save lives. Since I'm not currently training for anything (other than life ;)), I'm all about listening to my body when it whispers so it doesn't have to scream.

How were your workouts this past week?