February 22, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Feb 22nd

This weekend was quite lovely. It was unseasonably warm in Virginia and I am not complaining! Adam and I made the most of it, enjoying a long bike ride, doing some spring cleaning in the yard, and enjoying a frozen treat. I know that we aren't quite yet to spring weather so I'll enjoy the glimpses of it while I can! And the best news of all was that I managed a 1 mile run-walk with 30 seconds of running and 1 minute of walking. By the end, I was running pain free and felt great. I didn't want to overdo it so I stopped after a mile and figure I'll be very conservative getting back to running. 
Afternoon bike ride
We found a Hawaiian shave ice place nearby so had to try it out!
Virgin Gorda
We had a pretty good set of workouts this week. Pam did awesome maintaining her training while on a cruise and I made some great strides with getting back to running. We are linking up with Holly at Hohoruns and Tricia at MississippiPiddlin' for their weekly wrap link-up. Here are our workouts!

Christine 
Currently training for: No races on the horizon
Training plan: N/A
Fitness goals/focus areas: Improving strength in my hips and quads and hamstrings to return to running

Mon, Feb 15th: 45 min yoga; PT exercises

Tues, Feb 16th:  30 min spin bike; PT exercises; 50 push-ups (yup, I'm ready for the gun show!)

Wed, Feb 17th:  Physical Therapy which included 3x 30 seconds running on the TM (awww yea); 20 min stationary bike; 30 min upper body and back weights; stretching

Thurs, Feb 18th: Rest day

Fri, Feb 19th: 40 min spin bike; PT exercises; Abs

Sat, Feb 20th: 30 min yoga; PT exercises; 45 min bike ride

Sun, Feb 21st: 1 mile run-walk; dynamic stretching; PT exercises; 90 min yard work

Pam
Currently training for: London marathon 4/24
Training plan: written by Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas:  Getting ready for another marathon!

Mon, Feb 15th: 5 miles on TM at 10:00 min pace

Tues, Feb 16th: 30 min stationary bike; stretching

Wed, Feb 17th: 4.5 miles on TM; stretching

Thurs, Feb 18th: Hiked through caves at Virgin Gorda

Fri, Feb 19th: 45 min stationary bike; stretching

Sat, Feb 20th: 7 miles on TM; stretching

Sun, Feb 21st: Rest day (also travel day)

Did you get to enjoy nice weather this weekend? Any exciting things happening this week?
{Christine}

30 comments:

  1. Yay for a mile of pain free running! Even though I know you're eager to get back to running, taking baby steps and going slowly is the safe way to take things. Hope your next run is also pain free!

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  2. I'm so glad to see you back on the run! Fingers crossed that you are on the road to recovery!

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    1. Yes, I'm crossing my fingers too! I never realized how much I enjoyed running, just for fun, until this injury happened. Thank goodness I don't have any races planned for the near future.

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  3. So happy for your gradual return to running! How awesome it was pain-free. Wow a cruise sounds perfect about now.

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    1. Thanks, me too! :D And yes, I'm so jealous that Mom was able to get somewhere tropical although the end game of their cruise was not that great (I'm sure she'll be sharing soon).

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  4. Yay for some pain free running. As you know I started back with intervals after my injury but I am STILL afraid of over doing it even when I feel no signs of pain. I think this is something that definitely holds me back from my potential. -M

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    1. I'm nervous too...which I think will keep me from being dumb and trying to run too much. I hope that you'll find your confident running self soon! :)

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  5. I loved the beautiful weather we had this weekend! I'm glad you got to get out and enjoy it, as well as get in some pain free running :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, it was incredible! We did yard work in shorts and short sleeves. I love winter in the south!

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  6. Yay for a painfree mile! Slow & steady wins the race, right?

    Saturday was so lovely. We grilled a steak -- it's been months. I was totally shocked when it got up to 60; I knew it was supposed to be warm but not that warm!

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    1. Oh that's awesome you were able to grill! We talked about it but we didn't really have any grill food and I had already planned our meal for Sunday night by the time we thought about it.

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  7. It has been pretty warm, but the trail I visited Saturday was soaked, it was not a fun bike rid for me LOL It is raining here a lot this week. Glad to hear you are running again ")
    Pam, the Virgin Gorda looks lovely!

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    1. We hit a few VERY muddy patches on the trail that we use between two neighborhoods. But regardless, the fresh air was great!

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  8. Awesome that you ran a mile pain-free! I think being conservative at first is the smart strategy. And great job still getting in workouts while on vacation! That's one of my biggest struggles.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. Definitely hard to hold back but I know that's the smart way to come back.

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  9. Hooray for pain free running even if it was short! Being conservative when coming back from an injury or layoff is ALWAYS the best plan. You don't want to lose out on the progress you already made recovering, so better safe than sorry. That shaved ice sounds pretty good!

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    1. That's what I keep telling myself. And honestly since I don't have any races, the pressure to build mileage is essentially zilch. I just wanted to keep going once I felt good! And yes, it was a really great treat although I felt like I needed to sugar detox today ;)

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  10. So happy to hear about your run! I'm ready for spring. My trip south last week and the past few warm days have me wishing for sunshine 24/7!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! The warmth and sunshine were lovely...now I'm totally ready for spring!

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  11. woot woot!!!!! pain-free running!!!! You are smart easing back into it, even though I know it's hard holding back. Hang in there ;-)

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm trying! :) Hope you have a great week!

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  12. YAY I am so excited for you, that you have been able to get back to it. I think your smart wanting to take it easy as you begin!
    Here's to a lot more pain free running!!!

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  13. Doesn't it feel amazing to be running again! I'm so glad to read this and I know you are too! Shaved ice already? Yup I think Spring is on the way! Thanks ladies for linking up with us!

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  14. Great job with your workouts this week! So glad you had a bit of pain free running! :) Looks like incredible weather, too!!

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  15. Christine, I'm thrilled to hear you've experienced some successful, pain free runs. I know they felt incredible. Are you going to Physical Therapy once a week now? I'm down to twice a week. Pam, I see you are back to running, and while on an amazing trip no less. I hope your issues are a thing of the past! Thanks for both for linking with us!

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  16. Yay for Christine on the pain-free running and kudos for holding back and not pushing your luck! Pam, your workouts look great.

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  17. you know I am clapping it up for painfree!

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  18. Oh pain free miles are the best. I am glad to see you are on the mends

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  19. Hooray for the running! What a great feeling! And I love to see a bike photo in there, too!

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