With the weather turning cooler I’m inside more. No more Stroller Strength until the spring. I’m still running outside because I love cold weather running and because I don’t have a treadmill, but I’m moving my strength training inside. I’m on my own now. No class to tell me what to do.
Of course I started out with a long run on Saturday. I had no distance in mind when I showed up to the MRTT group run. And even once we started running there was no plan for the gals I set out with. We talked about it along the way. The consensus ended up being to run 8 so we wouldn’t have to cross a street (we were on the bike path) and so we could get to Panera Bread for coffee and chatting with the rest of the group (who were running anywhere from 3-7 miles). It was my second weekend of running 8 miles (9:19 min/mile) just for fun. That’s right. I ran 8 miles just for fun.
Sunday, as usual, was a rest day.
Monday I woke up before the girls and hit up YouTube to find a workout to do. I settled on POPSUGAR’S Full Body Workout. And it was a good way to start the week! And I managed to do the whole thing before a kid woke up and demanded breakfast! In the afternoon Pumpkin and I set out on our hike while Cupcake was at her last park program. I’m going to miss those afternoon hikes!
I’m not sure Pumpkin will miss much. 😉
Tuesday I got up early again and did Fitness Blender’s Brutal Butt and Leg workout before the girls woke up. And then I went for a stroller run after Cupcake was off to school. And my legs felt like lead! And it was raining. But I had some running buddies with me and we managed 3.1 miles (9:59 min/mile).
Classic Pumpkin. She must have been tired after gymnastics class. Later that afternoon I took Cupcake for a short run, too. She’s training for a Turkey Trot one mile fun run next week!
Wednesday I did a quick 12 minute upper body workout, again from Fitness Blender. And I sewed all day and didn’t even get in my 10,000 Fitbit steps.
On Thursdays I run. Even really windy Thursdays. And yesterday was one of those really windy Thursdays. And of course I picked the big open park, so when those 20 mph wind gusts came rolling through we felt them! Pushing a stroller in that wind is tough! But we got 3.25 miles in (9:37 min/mile). My plan was to go a little longer, but the wind was too much. And I did a 10 minute ab workout at home.
I was hoping to join some friends for a run today, but I had to finish up some work, so the home workout will have to suffice. I was hoping to get it in before the girls woke up (I was on a streak!) but the littlest one came in to snuggle just before 6 am so I had to stay in bed wedged between her and the dog.
I’m thinking I need to make myself a calendar of workouts to keep me accountable and so I’m prepared when I wake up early. So, does anyone have any great workout recommendations? Preferable free ones I can get on YouTube? Please and thank you!
Oh, and while we’re talking fitness, I should tell you that Road ID‘s are on sale. These would be a great stocking stuffer! I have one, my hubby has one and my kids each have one.
Have a great weekend!!!