Weekly Workouts: May 27, 2013

For the most part, last week went according to plan. I managed to do 2 of my 3 strength training workouts and 2 of my 3 training runs. I really wanted to do all of my training runs but that just didn’t happen. My goal for next week is to stop making excuses. Being exhausted or sleeping in aren’t good enough reasons to sabotage my training anymore!

2013 May Weekly Workouts

In other news, my new “healthstyle” seems to be working because my weight is down to the lowest it has been since sometime last year. Talking about my weight is something I usually avoid because no one actually enjoys talking about it. The last year has not been good in terms of weight loss/maintenance. I am extremely happy that the scale has been moving to the right direction for several weeks now.

Last Week’s Workouts:

  • Monday, 5/27/2013 – Cross Training + Strength Training
    • Elliptical – 1.70 miles, 20:00 minutes
    • Strength Training – NROLFW Workout 1B #2 (30 minutes)

Monday's Workout

Even though Monday was a holiday, my boyfriend and I wanted to start our week off on the right foot. We woke up early {just not as early as usual} and headed to the gym. My boyfriend jumped on the treadmill for his morning 5k walk and I got on the elliptical machine for my cardio warm up. After 10 minutes, I headed over to free weights. When I did this workout last week, I went a little too heavy on the deadlifts so I backed down a little this time. To finish out my workout, I spent another 10 minutes on the elliptical machine.

  • Tuesday, 5/28/2013 – Easy Run
    • 4.08 miles, 54:36 minutes, 13:23 min/miles avg. pace

I didn’t really want to wake up on Tuesday morning. I think I feel like that every Tuesday morning. After last week’s less than stellar work outs, I wasn’t about to miss my first scheduled run of the week. Instead of sleeping in, I hopped on the treadmill and started my easy run. Just about halfway through, my legs finally loosened up from yesterday’s workout. After that, I seriously felt awesome.

  • Wednesday, 5/29/2013 – Rest

My boyfriend got home late from work on Tuesday night so we decided to sleep in on Wednesday rather than force a workout. It wouldn’t have been a quality workout if we had.

  • Thursday, 5/30/2013 – Tempo Run
    • 4.04 miles, 51:00 minutes, 12:37 min/mile avg. pace

Thursday's Run

On Wednesday night, we made a conscious decision to get to bed as early as possible so that we would be ready to go on Thursday morning. It worked! We didn’t have any trouble waking up to go to the gym. My scheduled workout was my second tempo run. My first one went really well so I was hoping this one would be just as good. My plan called for 2 miles at an 11:48 min/mile average pace. I started with a 1 mile warm up at a 13:20 pace, ran 2 miles at a 11:50 pace and finished with a 1 mile cool down. When I finished, I was on Cloud 9 … seriously! It was one of the best runs I have had in a long time.

  • Friday, 5/31/2013 – Cross Training + Strength Training
    • Elliptical – 1.65 miles, 20:00 minutes
    • Strength Training – NROLFW Workout 1A #3 (28 minutes)

Friday's Workout

My Friday morning workout was very similar to Monday’s. I did a 10 minute warm up on the elliptical machine and then went to the free weights. The NROLFW program called for fewer reps per set. The idea was to get me to increase my weights, which is exactly what I did. I pushed myself a little bit harder and I loved it! If I want to get stronger, than I have to lift heavy things. I finished my workout with a 10 minute cool down.

  • Saturday, 6/1/2013 – Rest

My planned rest day for the week was fairly uneventful. I worked on a new recipe and watched a few of my favorite chick flicks. When the boyfriend is away, the girlfriend will play. Right?

  • Sunday, 6/2/2013 – Rest

Apparently when my boyfriend hangs out with friends, I stay up way too late watching chick-flicks. On Saturday night, I didn’t get to sleep until well past midnight, which means that my planned long run didn’t happen … at all. The summer heat is in full swing so I decided to wait until the evening to go for my run. Then I got distracted by social media so my long run never happened.

How did you workouts go last week?


  1. says

    Last week I started the RW run streak and I’m easing back into running so it was a light running week for me.
    I really like your fit book, I think I may need to get one! :) I love good old fashioned paper/pencil workout logs.
    Karen @cinderella_runs

    • says

      I tried to do the RW run streak last summer but I wasn’t able to stick with it. Life got in the way for me. Good luck with your run streak! I hope you have better luck than I did.

      I LOVE the FitBook! It is a 12 week book that has two pages for everyday. One page is for your workout and the other is for your daily eats. I usually get mine at Target or online at getfitbook.com. Pencil and paper is the only way that I can keep up with everything. :)