May 9, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: May 9th

Without a doubt, the highlight of our week was some quality family time this weekend as we celebrated my cousin's college graduation. We had a great brunch on Sunday before the ceremony...celebrating Mother's Day together was a bonus! 



Adam and I enjoyed time in DC with friends and his family. We have yet to have a quality sightseeing day without rain but we made the best of it and enjoyed a few museums. We also had a delicious dinner at a French restaurant downtown. The food and service were amazing and it was a lovely date night out! And it indulged the Francophile in me. 

Rainy day sightseeing 

I had my highest mileage (can I call it that since it's so low?? Oh well, I am) week in a very long time and really enjoyed my runs this week Running 5 miles around DC was definitely the highlight especially since Adam joined me. 

The beautiful WWII memorial fountains. And look, blue sky!!




Christine 
Currently training for: Chick-fil-a 10k
Training plan: Based on Higdon 10k novice
Fitness goals/focus areas: Build running endurance, continue focusing on hip and glute strength

Mon, May 2nd: Rest day


Tues, May 3rd:
3 mile easy run

Wed, May 4th: 30 min resistance training; PT exercises

Thurs, May 5th: 4 mile run at 9:31 pace; PT exercises; stretching

Fri, May 6th: 30 min total body Tabata workout

Sat, May 7th: 5 mile run around DC, 9:55 avg pace; stretching 


Sun, May 8th: Rest day 

Pam
Currently training for: Nothing until August
Training plan: Recovery from London Marathon
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthen core and keep up endurance

Mon, May 2nd: Rest day 

Tues, May 3rd: Lots of walking

Wed, May 4th: Orange Theory Fitness class

Thurs, May 5th:
30 min stationary bike 

Fri, May 6th:
Walked around Lake Waban, 3 miles

Sat, May 7th: 30 min elliptical, stretching 

Sun, May 8th: Rest day


We are linking up with Tricia at Misssippisppidlin and Holly at Hohoruns for the weekly wrap linkup.  Be sure to check out some of the other blogs.

How was your weekend?
{Christine} 


25 comments:

  1. Yay for your increasing mileage! It sure feels good to be getting back at it, doesn't it? :)

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    1. It really does! I couldn't believe 5 miles was so easy after laboring through 2 or 3 mile runs for the last few weeks. Nice to be feeling comfortable running again.

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  2. Looks like lots of fun this weekend. Glad you made the best of a rainy day in DC!

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    1. We did! And we had raincoats and am umbrella so we were prepared.

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  3. Sightseeing in the rain is not fun, but seems like you still had fun and at least you got a run in.

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    1. It really isn't ideal but I think we're becoming pros at managing it.

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  4. DC is great to visit in rain because of all the museums! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Yes it definitely made for a much more enjoyable day and we were able to squeeze in some fun outdoor activities later in the weekend.

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  5. Looks like you had a great visit and your pace is awesome! Your mileage is long from where you came from! Keep going!!

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    1. Thanks! I keep trying to remind myself that a few months ago, 2 miles was so hard. Progress is slow but definitely happening! :)

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  6. Great week ladies! And I'm so glad y'all got to celebrate Mother's Day together! Christine how cool to run around D.C.!!!

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    1. Yes it was definitely nice to be able to be together :)

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  7. Sorry the weather wasn't great for you, but it looks like you did get in some good sightseeing - what French restaurant did you go to?

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  8. The weather on the east coast was crappy, and we FINALLY got some sun! lol. Not that I was able to do much walking. Glad you got so much family time in!

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    1. Oh my gosh it's been AWFUL! It was so nice to see the sun yesterday. More rain today - blah!

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your time in DC despite the rain. So many great restaurants there. Rainy here too and expected to continue all week.

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  10. I've never been to DC! Can you believe it? It's on my list of places to visit. Plus so many awesome bloggers live there, so I need to do a race.

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  11. Oh Christine, I am so glad to see you back out there running and just look at that smile. Great job on the 5 miles in DC, I bet you had a great time! Pam, what is on the agenda for you in August anyway?

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  12. Sounds like a fun run in DC! That's great that Adam joined you for it as well.

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  13. Your trip to DC sounds like so much fun!! I will make it there one day... :)

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  14. I'm glad you were able to increase your mileage! Everyone has to start (or start back) somewhere and small victories like that are good. It looks like you had a really fun time in DC too!

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  15. That's awesome about hitting your highest mileage week, and of course you can count it. Coming back and getting back into it isn't easy, I say count all the successes along the way!
    Sounds like a fun DC trip! I've only been there once, but such a great place to visit, so many sights to see I don't think I could see them all if I spent a month there, LOL
    Happy running this week ladies:)

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  16. It's wonderful you were together on Mother's Day! What a wonderful place to have your highest mileage run, Christine! We took the kids to DC for a few days on spring break a couple of years ago. It snowed and was bitterly cold and windy we couldn't stand to be outside! We basically stayed in the Smithsonian the whole trip. Thanks for linking with us ladies!

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  17. DC is an awesome city. I need to plan a trip back there. Happy belated Mother's Day!

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