Hello from paradise! Internet is limited (aka I have none and pre-wrote this post) so I won’t be checking in after today, but I did want to pop in and share my workouts last week.
Mon– 4 miles November Project + yoga with Brittany
The workout was about 1.5 miles from my apartment so I did some extra loops to get to 4. The workout itself was a deck of cards with a ton of core work. There were scissor kicks, side plank oblique crunches, boat pose, and another exercise that I’m blanking on at the moment. We played a game of War with partners, so whoever lost had to run to one of the four corners of the park and back. The winner would plank while the loser ran. At the end, we did 4 minutes of burpees. OUCH.
Tues– 6.5 miles running
I went home to pick up a few things and see my parents, so I ran my favorite loop around the island. I was going to go longer but I just didn’t feel like it, to be honest. My hamstring felt okay so I didn’t want to push it.
Wed– 7 miles biking + November Project stadium x 1.5 (60ish sections)
It felt SO FREAKING GOOD to be back at the stadium. I haven’t run those stairs since mid-August. It hurt in the best way possible. My aunt has been wanting to join me so I met her at the 5:30 workout. She crushed it. After I finished the 37 sections, I jogged back to find her and run stairs for another 5 minutes until the time was up. Whenever they rang the cowbell, we had to drop and do 10 squats or 10 pushups. It was hard.
I was having so much fun I decided to stay for 6:30 too. I did another 20 or so sections and called it quits, then joined Jenna and crew on the turf for core and hip work. I also biked to and from the workout which was about 7 miles.Thurs-9 miles solo + Kick It by Eliza Class + 2.6 miles treadmill class
I was feeling it after Wednesday. I probably did a few too many stairs after being away for so long, but I missed it so oh well. I woke up more sore than I’ve been in months. My calves hurt way too much to run so I did some errands before heading out around 9. I went for a leisurely run along the esplanade. It was a gorgeous day and it felt so good to “sleep in” (until like 7) and not stress about applying for more jobs or preparing for interviews. I had only planned to do 6-8 miles but I felt so good (after the first mile) so I kept going.
The. I met yo with Kyndal after she got out of work for New Balance’s Girls Night Out party. We took a Kick it By Eliza class, which I’ve done before. It’s a cardio-kickboxing-dance class. Love it love it.
Then I headed to the new Heartbreak Hill Treadmill studio for their launch party. They were having a trial class and I got roped into it. Those 20 minutes were hard and sweaty. But also Wesley fun despite hating the dreadmill. I highly recommend checking out their classes!
My flight wasn’t until later Friday morning so I had plenty of time to get in a nice sweat session before traveling for 8 hours. I got completely lost running to Summit Ave which is almost laughable because it’s a straight shot from my apartment. Then I did 4 hill repeats at the workout and instead of running home as planned, Kyndal gave me a ride.
Sat– OFF (the plan)
We had to get up at the a$$ crack of dawn to drive to the resort which meant a rest day. Although I’d imagine we also will spend the day in the pool and doing some of the water sports on the beach.
Sun– 5 miles on the beach! (The plan)
We stayed at an all-inclusive resort for the weekend so we needed to get some exercise before trying to achieve our goal of eating at every restaurant on the property in 2 days.
Total: 34 miles
The miles definitely weren’t where I had planned for them to be (closer to 40) but I did want to take it easy on my hamstring and I got in some really solid other workouts. Because I was in Boston for most of the week, I walked a ton of extra miles that I don’t account for on here. Starting this week I’m officially in taper mode for the Newport half in 2 weeks. I won’t be running much while I’m gone and I’m completely fine with that.
My focus for the next 7 days is to relax, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the time with my friend, and stay unplugged as much as possible. I hope you all had amazing weekends and that your week is off to a great start!
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