Monday, October 30, 2017

Weekly Workouts

I feel like the weeks always go by so fast and I can’t even remember by the end of the week what I did when the week started so I actually wrote it down this week. After taking Sunday completing off from doing anything but laying around after my marathon on Sunday. I was ready to do something on Monday.

Monday I actually took an Aqua class. It was nice to be in the water doing the same moves that the instructor is doing on land. And some are very challenging. I can now see why some moves do not work in the water like they do on land and vise versa. I still have a lot of practice to do before teaching it myself. After class I was feeling good so I took a Body Pump. My legs were still pretty sore from my marathon so I made sure to do lighter than normal weights, especially on the leg portions of the class. After Body Pump I decided to stay for Body Flow. I normally never take this class but this was a nice compliment to Body Pump, especially after running a marathon that past weekend. It was really nice to stretch out and perform some moves I know I would not do on my own.

After class I was looking forward to getting a massage from the lady that I usually go to. It definitely is not a relaxing massage, but she gets deep into my muscles and I am always happy afterwards. I did not want to go the day after my massage because I knew my muscles would be very tender and would not enjoy it as much. But when I stopped in, there was a sign out front that said on vacation until a certain day. I knew that I did not want to wait until she came back and plus this was the only day this week I could go. I looked up a few other places and found one that was the same price for what I normally pay. I didn’t know what to expect going to an unfamiliar place but I was willing to take a chance. I was pleasantly surprised. It was quite enjoyable and very relaxing, opposed to the lady that I go to that makes me squirm off the table.

Tuesday morning I got up and taught the new release for my RPM 76(spin) class at the gym followed by my silver sneakers class and then Wednesday morning I taught the new release of Body Pump (103).

I had every intention of sleeping in on Thursday since I had gotten up all week early for my classes, but there was no such luck. I got up way before my alarm was set so I thought I’d make use of this time and go for a short run. This was the first run I have done since my marathon last Saturday. It was also my first run of the season where I had to wear a head warmer and gloves. I did a short 3 miles at a very easy pace. It felt great to just get out there and enjoy the fresh air. I kind of felt guilty earlier in the week when I didn’t run when it was so nice out. But I kept telling myself I just ran a marathon I can and should take a few days off! After my run I taught another silver sneakers class.

Friday I woke up to teach another Silver Sneakers class(I know what you are probably thinking, she teaches a lot of those class) Yes I do, however the one I teach on Friday is at a different facility so I get to see different faces and it is also a different format than I teach at my other classes. It was really chilly in the morning but turned out to be a beautiful day so I took advantage of it and ran 4 miles after class while listening to my new favorite podcast( Thanks Megan). It is a missing murder case. I must have been so focused on the story because a biker rode by me and I literally jumped and said you scared me! I felt like I needed to tell him why but he was older and probably didn’t even know what a podcast was…haha.


Later that afternoon I went to the expo to pick up my race packed for the Wicked 10k race I was running on Saturday then I stopped at the store to get some festive tights so I could wear them to class on Halloween.


Saturday- I Ran the Wicked 10k. Race recap coming soon!

What was your favorite workout last week? -L


We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.








21 comments:

  1. i did the wicked 10K too! i was hoping i'd see you, even if i might not have recognized you...were you in costume? i wasn't....but it was a pretty morning, wasn't it?

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    1. Yea I was in costume! I will be sharing my race recap as well this week so check back to see what I was.

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  2. I love body pump! I'm really sad that I changed gyms and they don't offer Les Mills at my new gym.
    I can't wait to hear about your 10k!

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    1. I love all the Les Mills programs! I think they are so much more intense than free style classes.

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  3. Wow, you had a busy and active week, especially following the marathon! I used to love taking classes when I went to a gym with Les Mills. I really miss Body Pump!

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  4. I haven't been to Body Pump in years! Once I get RnR Vegas out of the way I'll check when my gym has it. I'll bet that aqua class felt great post-marathon!

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    1. The aqua class was good, but the body flow was even better, post marathon.

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  5. That's funny about the guy who never heard of podcasts. But I can top it--I have a new medical assistant who has never heard of Facebook. Seriously.

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  6. Wow! That's a whole lot of working out for someone that just ran a marathon. I used to love aqua aerobics, but somehow the dogs & running seem to suck up all my time!

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  7. I did not do that much last week, but I did focus on strength training. Something happened after I got to 6 miles, and I just wanted a break from running. Now I'm ready to go again.

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  8. Sounds like a busy week full of classes! That's awesome that the new massage place worked out well :)

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  9. Those aqua classes can be a lot harder than they seem sometimes!

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    1. Yes they are! Not the same on land, that's for sure.

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  10. I've never done an aqua class but I'm doing a lot of aqua jogging and love how you can get some intensity in the water without the soreness from when you're on land. Great choice for post marathon!

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  11. I've been totally slacking since MCM. I need to find my motivation again.

    Glad you found a nice massage. I go to a husband and wife team - when I want a painful, work out the running problems massage, I see the husband. When I want relaxing (with a side of counseling because we chat the whole time), I see the wife LOL.

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  12. I remember doing Aqua Classes after my first baby was born and thinking it would be so easy! Boy, was I surprised! What an active week you have had, and a 10k after the marathon! Well done!

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