Monday, August 10, 2015

Peek in our Week


So how did the week go?

I very much enjoyed my vacation but was excited to be home and get back into the swing of things.
I worked out only two times while on vacation. Actually three times if you count the run on the Disney trail I did on Sunday.  I went to the resort gym one time and then when we were on the ship I took a sunrise stretch class, an ab class and worked out on the equipment.  Once we got back to Virginia my friend invited me to her running group. We had a nice run around Richmond. I wanted to keep some sense of normalcy while on vacation but I couldn't wait to get back to my own gym on Monday.

Monday - Gym at PT

Tuesday- My weekly massage. I missed my massage last week due to vacation and believe me, I was REALLY missing it. I could have got a massage while on the cruise but they are very expensive and I'd rather keep going to my own lady that knows my trouble!

I also went to the gym at PT later that day. Later that evening I took a bike ride with my parents. I don't exactly know how far we went but I know I was struggling. I don't know what's wrong with my cardio lately.

Wednesday- I didn't go to the gym that day because I had a little procedure that resulted in a few stitches in my ankle. I didn't think I should be lifting weights with my legs.  Later that evening I walked a little over a mile with my sister.

Thursday-  I went to the trail by myself and walked four miles. I am suppose to refrain from running for the next 7 days but I couldn't help it. After walking the first 2 miles, I was feeling good and really wanted to start running. I did a run/walk on the two miles back and it felt SO good.  Later that evening I noticed I had bled through the bandage and some on my sock. I was afraid to check and see what had happened. When I finally took the bandage off I was happy to see the stitches were still in tact!

Friday- I had all intentions to go to the gym this day but I had lunch with some girl friends and the afternoon just got away from us and I didn't end up going.


Saturday- Lacey was teaching a class at the gym called "Pump and Pedal" and invited me to go. I agreed to take her class but she didn't tell me it was TWO HOURS long! It was a mix of body pump (weight lifting) and cycling.  It was a good workout and I felt fine all day afterwards but boy the next day my arms were hurting.

Later in the day Saturday Scott had bought a new bike. He had a really nice Cannondale that he bought a few years ago but hardly ever rode it because it was not the most comfortable. Luckily we were able to trade in his bike on a Specialized Expedition Sport. It's really nice. We rode a little over 3.5 miles Saturday evening.

Sunday- Lacey is putting together a circuit training routine for some clients and so she tried it out on me. It was a good little routine and I think her clients will be pleased!


When was the last time you took a class at the gym?  What was it?  -M

27 comments:

  1. Weekly massage? I would love that! I need one on my legs and feet. They are so tight.

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  2. Oh man! The last class I took in a gym was Zumba and it was years ago. I am just not really a class kind of girl, I guess.

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  3. I recently just upgraded my gym membership to include classes and I am really enjoying mixing it up. Sadly, my gym doesn't do spin classes, otherwise I would totally be doing them.

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  4. I haven't done a class at my gym in a while. I know the last class I did was spin, and I do pretend to crank up the resistance when I'm tired!

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  5. Lacey's class sounds hard core :)
    Did you run with the Richmond marathon or half training team? I was there among the sea of people lol
    I am glad the stitches stayed n tact, i am surprised it didn't burn, but at least you felt good running :) Your cardio endurance will be back soon.

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  6. Yes! That was the group. I can't believe I didn't see you there!

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  7. Oh man, a 2 hour class at the gym!?! That definitely sounds tough. I took a yoga class at the gym on Friday that I really enjoyed. I'm glad your stitches were ok, hope it's nothing too serious.

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  8. You are always giving me massage envy! I would die trying to survive in a two hour fitness class!

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  9. I wish I had someone to try out my client programs on! I bet your sister is glad to have you as a guinea pig AND you benefit as well!

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  10. Sounds like a tough class! Thats so funny that she didn't mention it was 2 hours. I would have been so mad lol! I need to get back into spinning and weight lifting classes!

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  11. I haven't ever taken a class at a gym. ... I take that back... I went with my step daughter when I visited her in Texas. She took me to a Zumba class. I ROCKED it... I think I embarrassed her :) haha

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  12. Welcome back from vacation!!! I dream of having a weekly massage. =) A 2-hour pump and pedal class sounds absolutely brutal. Way to push through! And yay for the new bike!!!

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  13. I need to get on this weekly massage idea!

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  14. That meme! Ha! I teach BODYPUMP so that was the last class I took. I have never heard of pump and pedal! It sounds awesome!

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  15. That quote is so funny! That pump and pedal sounds like a great combo!

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  16. i have never actually taken a class at a gym I was a member of. I went once for a free trial but that was it. I think I would love to try some out sometime

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  17. Back in the 80s (yes 80s) I went with a girlfriend to aerobics at lunch every day. Oh my, I wish I still had those clothes. It would be hilarious! I hope your ankle heals quickly so you can get back to your normal activity.

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  18. Sounds like you had a great vacation plus got in some workouts, but I know what it's like to want to be back to your own gym and routine. A two-hour weights & spinning class would be tough! But I really like both so I bet I'd like it.

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  19. When I worked for the hospital I had a standing weekly massage appointment down in the PT area, it was the best and yes they know your troubles! Great week of workouts! Hope those stitches are healing well- I know all about that!

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  20. Pump and Pedal sounds intense! After an hour of most classes I'm ready to stretch and eat lol

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  21. That pump and pedal class really sounds tough! Good for you for getting through it. I suspect I'd have slipped out a side door at some point :)

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  22. Sounds like an active week. I'm so impressed by the two hour class. Whew! :)

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  23. Wow, a 2 hour long class is serious!

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  24. I don't think I'd survive a 2 hour class! I better get to working out!

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  25. Wow, that 2 hour cycling class sounds hard core!!

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