Happy weekend! I hope you guys have had a nice, relaxing one. Mine has been awesome. I was up in Winston-Salem for a few appointments, some quality friend time, and of course, a trip (or two) to Camino Bakery and Teeter Thai. I also went out on a date and finally tried Foothill’s Brewery Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout (people are obsessed with this stuff! It was good, but at nearly 10% alcohol, I’m glad I shared it!). So yes, a very good weekend indeed!
I’m back in Charlotte and hammering out lots of “life” stuff – laundry, grocery shopping, catching up on emails, cleaning, picking out paint colors and hopefully making it to the mall for some alterations I’ve been putting off forever. I also need to do a little work, but it should be quick and I don’t mind working over the weekends since I love my job so much. (I never thought I’d say that!).
Last Week’s Workouts
- S – 60 minute hot vinyasa flow at Yoga One
- M – 35 minute run, 4.8 miles, 7:17 pace
- Tu – Weight training, followed by 20 minute interval run
Squats: 3 sets of 8
Bench press: 3 sets of 8
Bicep curls: 3 sets of 8
Overhead triceps extensions: 3 sets of 8
Overhead press: 3 sets of 8
Kettlebell swings: 3 sets of 20 (I think I used a 25 lb one?)
Run: 2.87 miles, 3 minute recovery @ 7:45 / 1 minute spring @ 5:40-6:00
- W – 1 hour run, 8.1 miles, 7:24 pace
- Th – Weight training, followed by 25 minute interval run
Squats: 3 sets of 8
Deadlifts: 3 sets of 8
Lat pulls: 3 sets of 8
Side dumbbell raises: 3 sets of 8
Seated row: 3 sets of 8
Hanging straight leg raise: 3 sets of 10-15
5 minute plank: alternating forearms, straight arm and side planks
Run: 3.3 miles, 3 minute recovery @ 7:45 / 1 minute spring @ 5:50-6:10
F – CrossFit @ Top Tier
Front squats: 4/3/2/1, maxing out at 105 lb (I think I can still go up!)
12 minute AMRAP:
20 calorie row
10 pistols each leg, assisted (I learned that my left leg is much weaker than my right!)
10 toes to bar (I scaled with knees to elbows)
- S – rest day
- Su – I’ll probably go for a short, easy run!
How I feel: Great! My quads and abs are a little sore today, but that’s from all the squats. And I guess the elbows-to-knees were harder than they seemed at the time. It feels good to be lifting weights again. I’m hoping to try out the Pure Barre studio near me soon and explore a few Crossfit gyms too.
This Week’s Meal Plan
I’m keeping it simple this week just because I have a lot of food in my fridge to use up! I over-shopped last weekend. Whoops. I’m hoping to try out some new recipes next week – you guys left links to some awesome sounding recipes last week!
- S – 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie (yep, making it again)
- M – Smitten Kitchen Shakshuka with Feta
- T – leftovers
- W – salad of some variety
- Th – leftovers
- F – probably go out; I’m going to the Ingrid Michaelson concert that night!
- S – wing it
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tell me what part of you is sore this week and what workout did it. 🙂