4.28.2014

#bestfoot Monday Check-in!

Woo-hoo! It's Monday! Are you as excited as I am? Okay, yesterday I was mourning the end of the weekend but in all reality, today is a beautiful day! The beginning of a great week! All is wonderful in the world! And to be totally honest, I am just happy, happy, happy after an amazing training week last week. 

Here is what I did! And this week I am adding in a twist. In parenthesis after the workouts I am noting my average heart rate from my work out mainly so I can keep tabs on those numbers. Please note: If my workout is a run, plank, yoga (okay, that is everyday) but if I do all three back-to-back-to-back I keep the sensor on the whole time. One workout. One average heart rate. Now, let's go!

Monday: I ran 2 miles after work, planked, and did 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility (99). Gotta love rest days!

Tuesday: I ran 6 miles after work, planked, and did 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination (109). Yep, a little more running brought my average heart rate up. Makes total sense.

Wednesday: I was going to run before work but changed my mind for really good reasons. And then I overslept and could only squeeze in 1 mile run before work, my plank, and 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination. I didn't even put my heart rate sensor on. Too little time! Now this Wednesday I got to get up dark and early to get my run in and make it to this chat! And you realize, you can leave a comment with a question and win some samples from Clif Bar. Just saying, your odds are very good as everyone seems to shy to post a question these days! You don't even have to go to the chat to win but that increases your odds too!

Thursday: Workout day! Well, I had two doctor appointments to go to so I took a sick day and squeezed in some extra fitness. I started the day with a 5.02 mile run before taking darling daughter to school (121). I then had time to plank and do 30 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination - before cleaning up for my first doctor appointment (78). After my second doctor appointment I had time to squeeze in a 6.75 mile run at the gym before picking darling daughter up from school (153). Thank goodness for planning ahead and packing snacks, etc. but I should have packed more. The apple and protein drink wasn't enough!

Friday: I ran 2.79 miles at the gym before work. My legs felt tired but I think it was more a mental thing so I worked them. Gotta love running intervals to make yourself feel stronger! I followed my run up with my plank and 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility (130). Later that day after work, I ran an additional 5.05 miles at home to energize myself for the night (115). Life is good!

Saturday: I ended up running 4 miles at home, planked, and did 30 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility (108). By this point, I was keeping tabs on my total mileage since my weekly goal is 40 miles and I knew I wanted a longer run on Sunday. However, with where I was, Sunday's run wasn't going to be too long.

Sunday: I made arrangements for a friend to watch darling daughter so I could run with dear hubby. Before heading to my friends, I did my plank and 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility. I didn't put my sensor on and I wanted the yoga to be gentle as I had a run to do. We did a 10.65 mile run and check out the profile below (160)! It was fun!

From Nike+
Sunday brought me to 43 miles for the week and marked day 850 of my running streak and day 120 of my yoga streak. My daily plank for #ffaprilabs has grown to 3:15. It is hard! But I do see myself continuing the planks after the April challenge. I will touch base on that in a few days when I wrap up April. 

In terms of nutrition, I am a freggie craving lady almost all the time now and that is good. Darling daughter and I stocked up on our stuff during our Costco trip this past Saturday. We should be good for a week....maybe. The banana holder has been set aside and replaced by a bowl. We eat way too many bananas for one holder! The freezer is stocked with frozen berries - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and pomegranate avrils. They are wonderful for my daily oatmeal or dear hubbies smoothies. Darling daughter loves her berries any way I give them to her! We also have oranges and grapes to grab whenever. 

And the Polar Loop data:


This post will be linked to the #bestfoot link up through Run to the Finish,The Adventures of a Darwinian Fail, and The Sweet Life with Ericka. I love this link up and each week strive to find at least one new lady to support! Jump on over and find some awesomeness and add your own!

10 comments:

  1. Looks like you had great week! ANd sounds like you and your hubby had a great run together on Sunday!

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    1. Thanks! It was a good run with dear hubby. I wish we could do it more often.

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  2. What a great week of exercise! Mine was a little light on due to a big extra load at work but I made up for the bad week with two 16k runs on the weekend.

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    1. Great job! Yes, work can get in the way at times. :)

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  3. Ok, your energy in starting your post to welcome Monday made my eyes bug until I saw that you were mourning the end of the weekend too. :) Congrats on your mileage and for becoming a "freggie craving lady'! #bestfoot

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  4. A great week of exercise mama!!! Way to go!

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  5. I like your pose! You look very impressive.

    Momshomerun

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