A Double Dose of Workout Roundup! {June 15 – 28, 2015}

Two weekly recaps in one because last week was so insane that carving out blog time was more difficult than the pole dance class I took and haven’t been back to since. As of yesterday my mom has officially become our roommate and Betty and I couldn’t be more excited to have her around. ❤

Now let’s get down to business:

Monday, June 15: MEGAbarre. I hadn’t been in awhile and I knew by the end that my butt and legs were going to be killing me the next day. (I was right.)

Tuesday, June 16: 16 bike miles. It started off as an easy ride, but because I was with Fireman Chip–who was waaaaay faster than me even with a wrist injury–I ended up pushing myself pretty hard at the end. I felt great, but probably the most exhausting 16 mile ride to date.

Wednesday, June 17: 5 fantastic miles at 7:15 pace. Aside from my Achilles feeling a little sore afterward, it was one of those perfect runs that reminds me why I love doing this so much.

Thursday, June 18: I gave my ankle a break and hopped on the Arc trainer at the gym, followed by BodyPump class.

On Fridays I rest and this particular Friday I was heading down to VA for Fit Foodie! Basically it was the anti-fitness day complete with lots of wine and enough carbs to last me a week.

Saturday, June 20: FIT FOODIE. You guys know all about it already. (And if you don’t and care, there is a recap here.) It was an awesome day for me, all disgusting hot garbage that I had to run through aside.

Sunday, June 21: Lazy. I was supposed to attend a yoga/barre class and instead I slept in for once and relaxed for most of the day although I did go for a random hike in the afternoon.

Monday, June 22: Half hour on the Arc trainer and BodyPump class. Then with my mom’s move on the horizon I was cleaning and moving furniture like mad in the evening. That counts as a workout right?

Tuesday, June 23: I wanted to run, BUT we were having some seriously severe tornado status type weather. I ended up taking it inside for 5 miles on the treadmill as the lights in the gym flickered on and off and there was nothing to watch on the TVs because the satellites had been knocked out. Just when you thought a treadmill couldn’t be more boring.

Wednesday, June 24: My very first brick workout!


4 progressive miles on the trail (7:32, 7:29, 7:16, 7:02) and then followed that up with 10 miles on my bike. Probably one of the most intense workouts I’ve ever experienced.

Thursday, June 25: Easy 3 miles on the treadmill and BodyPump class.

Friday, June 26: Rest day.

Saturday, June 27: Torrential rain yet again. I didn’t have any real plan as to how many miles I wanted to do, but I was thinking somewhere between 5 and 8. After the first few I was feeling good, but my ankle started to bother me a bit so I called it quits when I got to 6.

I barely sat down for the rest of the day, busy with more moving, cleaning, and organizing for the movers that would come the next morning. I threw away/donated so much stuff on Saturday that it was amazing anything was left in my house at all.

I also managed to drop an end table on my foot, have a Christmas tree fall on me, and go dumpster diving for something of my mom’s that I tossed by accident. I think I’ve had enough of dumpsters for one lifetime.

Sunday, June 28: I had gone to the gym by myself the previous morning while Betty hung out with my mom, but this morning she was asking to go play in the playroom. We went right as it opened, I got in 3 miles on the treadmill and went to BodyPump for the third time last week. A new record for me! I can tell that I’m getting so much stronger. Yesterday I made it through the entire chest track without having to take a break at all. I HATE the chest track.

Whew! I feel like the past couple weeks have been great. The first goal that I set for myself after finishing New Jersey was a good run at Fit Foodie and I’m so happy to be able to say that it worked out that way. Now I’m starting to focus on some things that are coming up a little later in the summer. More specifically, improving on my half marathon time.

What goals have you set for yourself lately and how are they going? Do you have any good half marathon training plans to suggest for me?

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that your Monday is most awesome!




13 thoughts on “A Double Dose of Workout Roundup! {June 15 – 28, 2015}

  1. Jamie says:

    Awesome workouts! I love the diversity you’re implementing!! I am hoping to focus more on cross training and I am happy with how I’ve kept it in my weekly routine. Sometimes I cross train three times a week, sometimes just twice. But either way, it’s a lot more than I used to!

  2. Alanna says:

    Great week of workouts! I’ve never tried MEGAbarre, but it sounds like a great workout. I always like to try new things and mix up my routine a little. I’m a big fan of the Hal Higdon training programs, plus they are free.

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Nice workouts! I really need to shake it up more but the gym bores me and we don’t really have any good classes around here. At least not ones I can get to with my commute. We roll up the sidewalks at 6 around here. 🙂

  4. Run Colby Run says:

    BEAST MODE! What I wouldn’t give to hit Body Pump three times in a week. {Sigh.} Sadly, with Hansons Method Marathon Training madness, those days may be over. I’m exhausted. And starving. All. The. Time. Cheers to your new roommate! xoxoxo

  5. Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles says:

    Great workouts lady!! I love that you are doing BP again! I know I am biased but it really is so awesome!! As far as running plans, I like the Run Less, Run Faster plans, mainly because I can’t run more than 3 days a week without risking injury, so it just works for me and allows me to do the other things I love like strength, spin, yoga, etc. I still have no tried Barre, I need to get on that STAT!

  6. Sun says:

    Way to fit in all those workouts! Exciting to do your first brick workout – sounds super intense! – and crazy to get those miles in during a tornado warning! Glad you’re safe 🙂

    How wonderful to have your mom as a roommate and for extra support. I’m sure it will be great for you and Betty to have her around!

  7. Jenn says:

    Great job on your workouts! I would suggest Hanson’s Half Marathon Method, but get the book to get the full information on the workouts. I tried the marathon plan a couple years ago, and it was intense, but I felt strong. I stopped only because I was worried about not having enough of a base on my legs to be adding in that much speed work.

    If you are going to be cross-training like a beast, maybe Ryan Hall’s 3 day plan?

  8. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch says:

    You are amazing the way you stick to your workouts when it’s obvious you have so much going on. Thank goodness for moms, right? No matter your age, they’re ALWAYS there to help you out and we’ll ALWAYS need them haha (kinda like how Betty will always need you!)

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