January 25, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Jan 25th

What an interesting week it was! For much of the week, we waited and wondered if we would get snow. As it turned out, we got a dusting overnight on Wednesday and a few inches over the weekend. I'm not gonna lie, I was grateful that we avoided multiple feet of snow like many metro cities on the east coast! Our snow started to fall late morning on Friday and continued late Saturday night. You can see the strange progression in the photos below, Friday mid-morning (far left) , Friday around 2:00 PM (middle) , and Saturday night around 9:00 PM (far right). Lucky for us, the rain that fell late on Friday night melted all of the accumulation from Friday (about 2 inches) but the snow was back and fell for nearly the entire day on Saturday.


When all was said and done, we woke up to about 2 inches of snow on Sunday morning (more than predicted) and enjoyed some time playing outside with Paddy. I really enjoyed the time outside after staying indoors on Saturday. The sky was bright blue and the temperatures warmed up which was heavenly. We were able to take a nice long walk around the neighborhood and throw a few snowballs.
This dog LOVES the snow!
Paddy was not very interested in taking selfies
One of my favorite things - a big breakfast on Sunday
In terms of workouts, my focus shifted to hip and glute strengthening after my right hip was aggravated from the elliptical trainer. I'm still on strict no running orders and have been really diligent with my PT exercises to hopefully fix that! I would be lying if I didn't say that I'm a little jealous that Mom already was released from PT. Lucky her! 

Christine 
Currently training for: No races on horizon
Training plan: N/A
Fitness goals/focus areas: Improve strength and flexibility in hips

Mon, Jan 18th: 35 min spin bike; PT exercises; 30 min yoga

Tues, Jan 19th: Physical Therapy; 30 min bike; stretching

Wed, Jan 20th: PT exercises; no real workout

Thurs, Jan 21st: Physical Therapy; 20 min walking on TM for 1.35 miles; 20 min stationary bike

Fri, Jan 22nd: 35 min stationary bike; PT exercises; stretching

Sat, Jan 23rd: Nada! Super lazy snow day

Sun, Jan 24th: 45 min playing in the snow with Paddy; 1.2 mile walk around the neighborhood; 35 min yoga; PT exercises

Pam
Currently training for: London Marathon
Training plan: Without Limits - Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthen upper body and hips and get back to running

Mon, Jan 18th: PT followed by stationary bike for 40 minutes

Tues, Jan 19th: 30 minutes stationary bike and 30 minutes strength training

Wed, Jan 20th: Rest day, but did my PT exercises

Thurs, Jan 21st: 38 minutes stationary bike and 30 minutes strength training

Fri, Jan 22nd: last PT session;, 35 minutes elliptical and 15 minutes stationary bike

Sat, Jan 23rd: Swam for 1 hour including a group lesson

Sun, Jan 24th: Rest day, traveling to Boston

Did you get snow? What's your favorite winter activity?

We are joining Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the weekly wrap.  Be sure to check out some of the other links.
{Christine}

38 comments:

  1. We did not get snow, and it was a lovely 20-30 degrees here this weekend! Would have been perfect running weather, as well. Even though I'm not exactly a cold weather running lover, I can still appreciate the days that WOULD have been excellent, lol.

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    1. This southern girl thinks that's too cold for running. I prefer 40s or 50s. Diva runner here! ;)

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  2. No snow here. Zip, nada, zero! Which is pretty bizarre, as I live in upstate NY, but it makes me very, very happy. If I never saw snow again the rest of my life, I'd be happy (not gonna happen, obviously).

    What is was was COLD. Too cold to walk Lola most days. My steps suffered!

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    1. Haha I bet you are happy to have no snow! It's a novelty here for sure so I enjoy it in little bits.

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  3. Sunday looks and sounds like it was a gorgeous day!! Your puppy is too cute in the snow! So happy for Pam being released from PT! That's wonderful news! Great job this week to both of you!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I do enjoy the snow but only for a day or two...then it can go and spring can come! ;)

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  4. I love those photos of Paddy in the snow! It seems like he enjoyed it. One of my cats kept trying to slip outside every time I opened the door on Saturday. I finally took some snow on my finger and rubbed it on his nose. That cured him of wanting to go outside!

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    1. Haha that's hilarious! Paddy seems like she was meant to be in a cold climate. I walked her on Friday morning before the snow and she had an extra pep in her step, despite it being 20 degrees!

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  5. I'm right there with you with the snow! We get our share every winter, so I was glad to let someone else enjoy the snowy bounty this time.

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    1. Haha exactly! Our area shuts down for a week or so with 6+ inches. I'm so grateful that we got a small, manageable amount. Snow in the south is just inconvenient!

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  6. I love the pictures of Paddy! My dog used to like the snow, but this winter he wants nothing to do with it and balks if a sidewalk hasn't been cleared and he has to walk in the snow...AND I even put booties on him, ha ha!

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    1. Aw thanks girl! My husband said we should get her boots so she could play all day.

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  7. PMG Paddy is so cute! So funny how dogs enjoy snow. Glad you got out and enjoyed the snow and sunshine. Also great that you missed the brunt of the storm. Soooo jelly of Pam running London! I NEEEEED to get there already!

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    1. Yea I'm pretty bummed I'm not tagging along for the London trip. Maybe I'll get there in a few years! :)

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  8. Oh yeah we got snow. And it'll be here for quite awhile...I kinda loved it, honestly. It was so fun to be out there enjoying it with everyone else! You are rocking your PT!

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    1. Haha that seems like the understatement of the year. I usually like snow too but I have to admit, our area would just quit if we got as much as you guys. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. Wow, it looks like you guys got lucky with the small amount of snow that you got. I guess that kind of balances out how much we got up here! And I'm loving the pictures of Paddy. She looks so happy to be playing in the snow!

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    1. Yea I can't really say I'm jealous of you guys. Although I would love to have tons of snow for a weekend...and then it could be spring! Hope you are able to dig out soon!

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  10. No snow for us thank goodness! Christine - feeling your pain - I've had hip pain for a while and still trying to correct with PT, foam rolling, stretching and now recumbent bike. Hoping we both feel better soon!

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    1. Hope you feel better soon too! I did a little yoga with some hip openers this morning and am going to add that to my repertoire. I just want this to go away!

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  11. Strangely enough we got NO snow. I was happy since I had to run 12 miles. But it was freezing. I am already sick of the cold.

    Hope you two are running soon!!!

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    1. This is usually when I start to get sick of winter too. And yes, I am really itching to get back to running.

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  12. Aw, Paddy is so cute! I can barely function in 30 degree weather, so it's a good thing I live in Arizona. ;)

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    1. Thanks Jaime! My blood has definitely thinned out since I've lived in the south so long and I realized I'm totally one of those people who doesn't have appropriate clothing for the snow days so I look a little bit like a hobo!

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  13. No snow for us, thank goodness. I am enjoying all the pictures! What did Patty think of it? Like to play in it or rather be inside? Thanks for linking up with us! I hope your back to running soon. I've been taking it easy only 3 milers on my knee and so far so good. This Sat will be a test, I'm doing a 10K with friends!

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    1. Paddy loves the snow! I swear she would stay out all day, assuming she doesn't get any ice in her paws. We are so glad to be part of the linkup with y'all! :)

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  14. Ho snow in Iowa over the weekend....but it's coming down pretty heavy right now (Monday evening). I knew the "calm before the storm" wasn't gonna last forever LOL Your dog is adorable! I had my little Max out for a walk earlier, he LOVES to "gallop" through the snow.

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    1. correction...NO snow ...(not sure what Ho snow is...)

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    2. Haha Ho Snow! :) Yes, Paddy does exactly the same thing in the snow. I enjoy having it just because she seems to love it so much.

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  15. Paddy is so cute! We did not have snow. It's pretty rare here. I hope PT is working well for both of you. It's certainly no fun dealing with any issue when all you just want to do is run. I've tried several times to do hip strengthening exercises and it always makes the pain worse. I think I need a good PT. Pam, is your next marathon still London? I'm so happy you are linking with us and hope you find some great new connections.

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    1. Yes, I have also noticed that doing hip strengthening always seems to make my hip "hurt" more but in reality, I know the muscles are activated and getting stronger. And yes, Mom's next marathon is London. I really wish I could tag along! :)

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  16. Paddy is adorable! My dog Cola really hates selfies, it's like its torture for him to look at the camera with me. Hope your PT goes well and you can get back to running soon. I aggravated my hip once on the elliptical, which was sad since at the time I was on a no running regimen for another injury.

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    1. That's kind of what happened to me! I originally was in PT for my knee but we're realizing it's related to a lot of muscle imbalances, particularly my hip. So when I had to quit elliptical, I was bummed since my workout options are already so limited. Such is life I guess.

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  17. You both had really solid weeks! I desperately need to strength train...perhaps I will make it an add on goal for 2016. We didn't get any snow from the blizzard in Columbus, though parts of southern Ohio were hit pretty hard. I was a bit jealous, but it was nice to be able to get out of the house and do whatever we wanted. My dog is such a baby in snow, so it's nice to see Paddy enjoys it!

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    1. I have a love-hate relationship with strength training. I love it now because it's somewhat goal oriented (i.e., you can see your weight increasing) while I'm not running. And since I know the key to running again is getting stronger, I'm doing it!

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  18. We got nearly two feet of snow from Friday through Saturday. I don't think the kids in our area went back to school until Wednesday, but it was business as usual for most folks on Monday morning. I really enjoy sleigh riding! I have some friends coming to visit this weekend and we have plans to go sleigh riding this afternoon :) I've also always wanted to try snowshoeing. It looks like a fun way to get out on the snowy trails, and looks like a great workout too.

    Paddy is too cute! Great weeks for both of you - way to stick with that PT. It can feel so mundane and boring, but it's so important to get it done when you're recovering from an injury.

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