A Week of Workouts - April 25, 2016

Hello, everyone!  It's time once again for the weekly progress report.  It's been a yoga-heavy week, with about 31 miles of running. 

These are some of the yoga challenge photos I have been taking this week.  Also, obliques and triceps YAY!

Monday - 6.7 @ 8:50 on the treadmill.  I did 40 minutes at a nice aerobic pace, then did a 20-minute 4/3/2/1 ladder alternating between a 7:15 and a 10:00 pace. 

Here's your weekly "my dog is a beggar" photo.  She wants scrambled eggs 'n' kale.  And she would probably eat it, too.  I have seen her eat raw lettuce. 

Tuesday - 1.8 @ 8:14, to get my butt over to the yoga studio.  I love that I live within walking/running/biking distance now, but the hills in the way are insane!  Like, 150 feet of elevation on this tiny run!  I made it to yoga in time, and SURPRISE it was a hot yoga class.  Needless to say, I was disgustingly sweaty after.  My husband swung by to pick me up on his lunch break, and he was like "ew, get a towel."  I guess I need to master the art of running with a backpack, so I can take a change of clothes.

That night, I made the Molly Katzen Moosewood Cookbook veggie burgers and home fries.  Both were delicious.  I ate a top bun, too, it just wasn't very aesthetic for this photo, heh.

Wednesday - I did 30 minutes of weights, just bench press and some barbell rows followed by pull ups with the resistance band.  My gym partner was out of town, and I felt a little lost on the weights floor so early in the morning.  I then did 45 minutes on the treadmill, but as sprint intervals.  I did two minutes at a 7:15 pace, then one minute at a 10:00 pace to recover, until the time was up.  It ended up something like 4.5 miles.

Thursday - 4.1 @ 9:17 on the trails at Veteran's Park.  I also started on online yoga challenge that involves a lot of memorization and photographing myself.  It is sort of forcing me to be less self conscious with the selfies (haha that sounds weird).  So far, I'm liking it.  It's cumulative, and takes less than 10 minutes of my time each day.

Friday - 60-minute yoga class in the morning.  I have no idea why I did so much yoga this week.  I guess I'm just really into it right now.

Yoga challenge photo.

...and an outtake.  This was before I figured out that the best way to "gym selfie" is to take a video and then use screenshots.  The more you know.

Saturday - 12.1 @ 8:47 with the Birmingham Track Club Long Run folks.  This run was A DISASTER.  I honestly can't believe the pace ended up so fast.  In a nutshell, I felt like I was going to barf (or worse) the entire time.  I woke up early, felt a little nauseated, and almost didn't feel like eating my pre-run breakfast.  I forced it down my throat anyway, and chased it with coffee.  We went up Key Hill immediately (just...ridiculous climbing) and I almost threw up coming down the back side.  I made two bathroom stops.  I couldn't bring myself to try any fuel until mile seven, when I had about a quarter of a caramel GU and threw it out in disgust. 

The last two miles were a complete blur, and I stopped again to eat a salt packet at Starbucks.  The weather really was not helping.  I would have walked the last two miles, except some of my friends noticed I was no longer running with the group, and they circled back to find me.  Then, they distracted me with simple questions until we were all the way back.  Thank you, thank you, thank you SO MUCH Teresa and Travis!

I still have no idea what happened on this run.  I can only guess that my nutrition was off.  I ate the exact same dinner and breakfast I always do, except I also had a bit of vanilla ice cream and some peanut butter cups late at night.  If that is what did me in, I will be very sad.  Or who knows...maybe it was just a little illness of some sort.  (And PS I'm fine now.)

Lunch and a magazine on the balcony Saturday afternoon.  Whatever was wrong with me, it really messed up my appetite.  I was completely craving salty foods and vegetables.  Must have been (or caused) a salt issue. 

Sunday - 1.5 @ 10:00 to warm up my legs, then a 90-minute Ashtanga yoga class.  My favorite. 

Totals - Just about 31 miles of running, including some trails, some speed work, a long road run, and a run commute.  Three yoga classes.  Just 30 minutes of strength training (which I'm not really feeling lately).  

The end!  Have a great week!


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