Week in Workouts (less running + lots of yoga – who am I?!)

 

I’ll just keep reminding everyone (including myself) that I’m so very thankful that I learned to like running less over the last few years and be more than okay with other types of workouts because the weather right now is not exactly outdoor runner-friendly on a consistent basis. At least not for this outdoor runner. I don’t run in the snow, on ice, or around large patches of ice. Nor do I run in frigid temperatures. There’s really no reason to battle elements that can be dangerous and I also don’t think running is the only way to achieve a great workout.

In fact, I will go a step further to say that I am actually glad that I don’t have my usual access to the treadmill in my gym this winter. I like NOT having the treadmill option because it’s really nice to have the time to devote to other workouts that I actually truly enjoy. Also, who would have ever thought at the start of the year that I would gravitate away from Pure Barre and towards various yoga practices? I did get one Pure Barre workout in the routine this week – I still like it.

Monday – 30 Min Warrior Sculpt/Quick Walk

Warrior Sculpt very quickly became a favorite indoor workout for me this year and really taught me that I can like yoga beyond basic stretching. Not to mention, not all yoga practices mean that I have to stand on my head.

lifetime warrior sculpt

I also made it outside for a quick walk before it rained all day.

Tuesday – 3 Miles

Cold (32 degrees or so) but I did want to run, especially before the snow arrived later this week. I added a walk after running three miles.

Wednesday – 4 Miles

With snow on the way for later today, I made sure to get outside for a run even though it was cold for me (27 degrees). It didn’t feel so bad though! I also took a few walks a little later before it started to snow.

To keep my legs warm, I broke out my Pro Compression marathon socks. Not only were my running shoes more comfortable than ever (definitely the right thickness for me because not too thick!), my lower legs were comfortable too.

Um, who even remembers that I used to be a Pro Compression ambassador? I know, I barely remember either. But I was. ๐Ÿ™‚

pro compression

Thursday – 45 Min Fire Yoga

Lots of snow still falling this morning so no running today. I LOVE this HIIT style of yoga. It’s so challenging and refreshing at the same time. I can’t believe how much I enjoy it. And, I get better each time I do it.

FIRE yoga

Friday – 40 Min Pure Barre

Too cold and icy to run outside.

Saturday – 60 Min Yoga

Not sure who I think I am with all of the yoga lately but I find that I really like it. It’s certainly not easy but again, I get better with each practice. I even find myself practicing certain poses at other times during the day – my son finds it funny to watch.

yoga flow

Sunday – 45 Min Barre

barre workout

So I thought maybe the ground would be clear/safe enough to run but I didn’t want to take the chance of bundling up to find my running path really not clear enough for running. I opted for a great barre workout and then ventured out for a walk to get a lay of the land. I’m glad that I decided not to run — it was still pretty icy (with black ice too) in various parts of the path.

This was the clearest part of my usual running path.

running path

It’s above freezing today so I think I should be able to run this morning. I think. We will see!

 

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