March 30, 2014

Weekly Roundup - March 30th

This was definitely not one of my better workout weeks!  Between spending time with friends on a few weeknights and an unexpected day at the hospital with a friend (she's fine!), my gym shoes stayed safely tucked in the closet.  I truly enjoyed the guilt-free workout break and time with some friends.  I tried two new restaurants and enjoyed a happy hour with coworkers that I don't often see much these days.  I'm reminded that sometimes laughter and a good meal can be as good for your soul as a good workout.  But don't worry, I'll be getting back on track this week!

Here's a visual look at my week, moving clockwise from top left.  I tried chia seeds (finally!) in my fruit, granola and yogurt and decided that wasn't for me.  I'm hoping to try it in some baked goods.  And if all else fails, I'll start a garden at my desk!  But I did make some amazing cookies and cream cookies that made some coworkers smile.  I'm finally learning the magic of an arm party especially when it includes neon pink on a dreary day.  And of course, the Friday that didn't go as planned, but was filled with some laughs, good snacks, and stories, even if it occurred in a hospital room over the course of 8+ hours (everyone is ok!).

Sunday, March 23rd
Pam: 30 minutes elliptical machine, stretching
Christine: 4.5 mile run, stretching

Monday, March 24th
Pam: rest day
Christine: 30 min stationary bike, abs, lower body

Tuesday, March 25th
Pam: 30 minutes elliptical machine, weights
Christine: Planned rest day

Wednesday, March 26th
Pam: 25 minutes stationary bike, rowing and Bosu ball
Christine: Planned rest day

Thursday, March 27th
Pam: track workout 4.25 miles run
Christine: Planned rest day

Friday, March 28th
Pam: 30 minutes stationary bike, weights
Christine: Unplanned rest day

Saturday, March 29th
Pam: rest day
Christine: Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Kick Off Night Virtual 5k, 15 min stationary bike, abs, stretching

How do you get back on track after a less than stellar workout week?


  1. If I haven't had a great training week I always use it as motivation to put more focus and energy into my training the following week. The not so stellar weeks always help us to better appreciate the great training weeks that we have! :)

  2. Sometimes I think instead of focusing on it being a "bad training week", you could call it a "good friend week" where you were able to attend to a friend in need and to spend time with your girlfriends. Although it's frustrating to get off track, it is all about balance and maintaining all aspects of our lives!

  3. I think the week after a big race is supposed to be like that. Getting back into it: try doing your runs with no watch, or only a clock so you aren't focused on pace or distance, just enjoying the run (and that you stick to your time limit if you have one); try something outside your norm. Go to a yoga class, or a group ex class you've never tried. Have you ever used Nike Trainng Club? The workouts are 15-45 min long, and you can set your own music. It's something different that might get you going again.

  4. I think it sounds like you had a great week! You've been working so hard, you're totally deserving of a break. I'm currently in that funk now, hoping to get moving again this week.

  5. New week = fresh start. I had to take a few days off because of a shin splint and missed both of my weekend runs so I feel ya but we'll make up for it this week!