Sunday, July 2, 2017

Week in Review - 7/02

Nothing too special or exciting happened this week. Just running every day with a few other workouts thrown in. Oh, and a run with Katrina. It took us 2 years, but we finally made it out for a run together. :-)


Workouts:


M - 2 mile run + Abs
T - 5k run + Legs
(10 reps every 1/2 mile: Squat, Side Lunges+Leg Raises, Deadlifts+Upright Row, Walking Lunges)
W - 1 mile run + Arms
(3 sets of 15 reps: Elevated Ball Pushup, Bent Over Row to Press, Cross Body Hammer Curl, Single Arm Reverse Fly, Bridge Chest Press)
Th - 1 mile run + Arms
(2 set of 10 reps: Squat+Curl to Press, Curtsy Lunge+Lateral Raise, Arnold Press, Sit Up, Plank Row to Press)
F - 3 mile run
Sa - 1 mile run + Booty
(I wasn't finding a workout on YouTube that was really grabbing me, so I was going to skip this. I thought I hit back-page, but then a video started playing, so I took it as a sign that I should just do it.)
Su - 6 mile run with Katrina


Highlights of the Week:


Tuesday's workout
It was fun to take a break every half mile to do some leg work. Even if the cars passing by did think I was a bit crazy. Or maybe they were impressed. I really have no way of telling, so let's go with impressed. 😉

My final round was back at home.  I was going to skip it, but then I thought PICTURES!
I was sore for days after this workout!!

Increased dumbbell weight
I decided to take a chance in upping my normal 5-lb dumbbells to 10-lbs for Wednesday's workout. For the most part, it was successful! There are some exercises that are still quite challenging at 5-lbs, but I could do all 3 sets for most exercises with 10-lbs. I stuck to 10-lbs on Thursday, too. My biceps felt AMAZING after 2 days at 10-lbs. Like I could just feel them getting stronger and plumper.

60-mile month
For the 2nd time this year, I broke 50 miles in the month of June. 2nd time over 60 miles, actually. I contribute this mostly to the Runner's World Run Streak and running every day in June.


Starbucks lunch
I love that Starbucks has a good variety of protein box options for lunch. They are perfect for when I don't bring lunch and have a free reward to redeem. :-) I enjoyed eating outside on their patio Friday afternoon. It was 98°F and fabulous outside that I just couldn't resist.


CharityMiles badges
CharityMiles is giving out virtual badges for running this weekend. I earned the Sunset Badge on Saturday and the Fireworks Badge this morning. Now I need to do under 1 mile to earn the Frozen Treat Badge. Sounds like a perfect distance to do with Sallie tomorrow.

For logging 1-2 miles
For logging 2+ miles

I love getting virtual rewards. They just make me feel warm and fuzzy. One of the reasons I hang onto using my Nike+ app on runs. :-)

Running with a friend
Last Sunday, Katrina messaged me about run groups in Las Vegas. I confessed I hadn't really found my tribe yet, so we decided to plan a run together. She's got a half coming up next weekend, so she had a 6-miler on the schedule for today. Sounded perfect to me!


Her pace is normally a bit faster than mine, so I was a bit nervous. No need! We spent the hour just running and chatting. It was so fun and those 6 miles seemed to really breeze on by.

How was your week?
Do you get a kick out earning virtual badges?


PS In case you missed having coffee with me yesterday, I gave a sneak peek into my upcoming birthday challenge. I hope you'll check it out and stay tuned for all the details later this week. I'm hoping for Wed or Thurs.

I'm linking up today with KimTricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap. Have fantastic week, everyone! And a fun and safe 4th.

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18 comments:

  1. Another great week of workouts for you! I love your Tuesday workout. It's a great way to break up the run and get some cross training mixed in as well!

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't believe how sore I was the next couple days, though!

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  2. Awesome job on your June mileage!! I don't do running streaks very often (like, usually only once a year over the holidays LOL), but I'm always pleasantly surprised how just that one "itty bitty" daily mile can have such an impact over the course of several weeks.

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    1. Right?! But all those little miles really add up.

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  3. I mainly use Garmin to track my runs and any virtual badges I get are when I complete a new record (fastest mile, longest run, etc).

    I don't think I've tried the protein lunches at Starbucks but do see them when I get my coffee.

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    1. I think they have like 5 or so varieties of protein boxes now. They don't look like much food, but they couple I've tried were just the perfect amount.

      I'm thinking about switching to a Garmin, but I would definitely miss the Nike awards. I'd probably still use Charity Miles, though. :)

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  4. 98 degrees felt amazing? I've never heard that before :) I did a strength workout Saturday afternoon and I was definitely feeling it yesterday. Today doesn't seem too bad, and I'll see how I feel after sitting at work all day.

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    1. What can I say? I'm the crazy girl that loves the dry heat. It feels so fabulous after the cold a/c of the office.

      Hope the DOMS aren't too bad after sitting in the office. Maybe take a short walk break?

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  5. SO fun to have a run buddy along for the longer ones :)
    Your leg/squat workout looked great! I do love earning virtual badges - I earn then in my lose it app lol It is good motivation.
    You look great!! Keep throwing those weights around :)

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    1. I'm such a solo runner! But, it's nice to mix it up with a friend now and again. :-)

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  6. It sounds like you had a great week! I wish I could do the runstreak but my body usualy revolts in the process! I love doing strength work and nice job increasing the weights - sometimes you don't realize how strong you are until you take things up a notch!

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    1. I can't streak much longer than a RW Run Streak (usually between 35-42 days). I'm definitely ready for a break now. :) It was a nice surprise to be able to handle heavier weights!!

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  7. Girl, you are killing that run streak!! 60 miles in the month of June, July or August will NEVER happen for me ...just too darn humid down here. Congratulations ...that's a huge accomplishment!! Have a great week Clarinda and happy 4th!

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    1. Luckily, I love the heat and am blessed with low humidity. :) I'm taking a little running break (1 week) after the streak, but still would like to have a 50+ mile month in July.

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  8. NIce job on that mileage!! I'm kind of over all the virtual stuff. For a while I was a Gone For a run ambassador and I was doing all those virtual runs. But then I felt so strange, getting medals for "fake" races, when I would normally have run anyways. The badges are at least virtual too--less clutter.

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    1. Yeah, I totally get that. :) I like the badges, because they aren't necessarily race distance related. I just think they're fun to get a random badge. lol

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  9. I reallyyy need to get back to working out consistently again! Great job on getting 60 miles this month!

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    1. Thanks, Farrah! It was a pleasant surprise. :)

      Cheers to getting back to it. ;-)

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