Happy Monday! I’m sharing my workouts from the week today instead of yesterday because I was upstate real quick over the weekend to attend a Bar Mitzvah. Worth noting is that today is the two-year anniversary since my son’s Bar Mitzvah, how crazy is that?
I’m also here to say that I’m glad I bought this Bailey 44 dress on sale at the end of last winter because I knew it would come in handy. Listen to me when I tell you to stock up on anything Bailey 44, especially when something is on sale, because you won’t regret it.
Side note: I’m so happy to see that my hair is back to long again. In the spring, I had the most awful haircut experience. I let someone new trim my hair but she did more than trim! It totally took like five months to get my hair back to where I like it.
Anyway. My workouts.
Although I no longer run long every Saturday like I did for the last several years, I did miss my run Saturday morning because we left early to drive up to Albany. I had time for a quick Pure Barre workout before leaving the house but there’s still that routine runner alive in me who felt off-balance not running at all on Saturday! Even if it’s only a few miles, I do love to run every Saturday morning.
Originally we planned to stay over night in Albany to come home on Sunday but we ended up at the last-minute deciding to drive home late on Saturday. I’m glad that we did because I was able to wake up yesterday and run outside in the finally fall weather!
The rest of the week was a really decent week of workouts! I’m still pushing my pace a bit and enjoying it. It should only get better from here, assuming the high humidity is over with until next summer.
Monday – 5 Miles
I had trouble getting up this morning, thankfully I don’t have to rush outside to run and can’t wait for the sun to be up. I ran a version of Laura’s VO2Max workout:
1 mile warm up + 5 X 5 min hard/3 min easy
Don’t let the splits fool you. I felt this much more than it looks because the hard minutes were hard but the easy minutes make the splits look not so tough.
Tuesday – 45 Min Pure Barre
Wednesday – 5 Miles
Crazy humid today! I decided on today’s speed workout after the first mile:
1 mile warm up + 4 miles of 1 min hard/1 min easy + short cool down. I only planned to do 3 miles of the intervals but then kept going. It was fun!
Thursday – 5 Miles
If it’s possible, the humidity was even higher today. They say fall weather is coming for the weekend, thank goodness.
Easy run today with no interruptions from road work! I think they are finally finished in my neighborhood.
Friday – 35 Min Elliptical/Free Weights
It was pouring rain so I headed to the gym. Not in the mood for the treadmill so I chose the elliptical. I don’t think I’ve done the elliptical in a really long time!
Then I did an informal circuit of free weights, squats, lunges, and jumping jacks. Once I left the gym, it was nice out. It stopped raining and was suddenly cool so I went for a short walk.
Saturday – 35 Min Pure Barre
Quick but effective Pure Barre workout before leaving for Albany.
Sunday – 7 Miles
I couldn’t wait to get outside this morning — temperature in the 40’s and the sun was shining! My lungs and breathing do need adjusting to the colder air though. I don’t think this is something I have always dealt with but definitely in the last two years, I’ve noticed my sensitivity to running in colder air. I think I felt it in my airways/lungs for the first 5 or 6 miles before feeling better. I was going easy so it was fine.
Funny what easy run splits look like when it’s cold outside!
It’s supposed to rain today so I may choose a Pure Barre workout OR go to the gym. Haven’t decided yet. Have a great week!weekend + workouts from the week on the blog today! #barmitzvah #weekend #running #run #purebarre @pure_barre Click To Tweet
How was your weekend? Is the weather nice by you right now?
Does it take you time to adjust to running in colder air?