It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these posts! I actually thought about recapping my Maui workouts and doing a “how to still get your workouts in on vacation” post, but just never got around to it. We did run 4-5 miles four of the six mornings we were there, and did lots of push-ups, squats and planks/abs, so I was really happy with our “working out in paradise” diligence. I’m also so grateful to be dating someone who cares as much about health & fitness as I do — we really love working out together. 🙂
Thurs, 3/17: horrible run home from work (about 4 miles). i had to stop a million times, as my stomach was NOT having it, and i puked halfway through (sorry for that visual) and then again at home. i obviously ate something bad at lunch, and also, i think i need to cut out nuts. they always bother me these days.
Fri, 3/18: morning upper body strength and ab session: kettlebells, free weights, push-ups, planks, rows. i then ran/speed walked home from work. my legs were sooooo sore, so i only ran the first 2 miles or so and then walked the rest. i forget how nice walking feels sometimes!
Sat, 3/19: 4-mile outdoor run – felt better but unfortunately just had zero energy and couldn’t pick up my legs after 4 miles. Tyler met me after his weights session and we opted for a fast walk instead, covering another 4 miles. it was nice to walk and chat and enjoy one another on a Saturday when we had nothing else we had to do.
we even found a sign in the Meatpacking district that clearly told us to go back to Maui.
Sun, 3/20: 6 miles on the treadmill (as it was windy & cold out and i was being a baby), followed by a half hour of push-ups, kettlebells, free weights and abs. felt really good.
Mon, 3/21: rest. worked 12 hours. The Voice. wine.
Tues, 3/22: 5 mile run home from work. was beautiful out; felt great.
Wed, 3/23 (today): FINALLY got up for a morning workout!! feels like a victory lately. ran one mile as a warm-up (8:20 pace), then did 45 minutes of this routine:
- 15 bench jump squats
- 10 push-ups
(repeat these two til I hit 50 push-ups)
- 15 bicep curl, press, tricep overhead curl w/ a 20 lb kettlebell
- 15 kettlebell later pulls
- 15 chest press with a 35-lb plate
(repeat this twice)
- 10 tricep push-ups
- 15 single-arm kettlebell rows
(repeat this twice)
- 5 minutes of planks; leg raises on bench
This felt good and I’m glad to have a morning workout behind me, and hope to get back into that swing.
*added later: I ran 6miles in the beauuutiful weather this evening, which felt glorious.
Total weekly running mileage: 26. Happy with that.
Enjoy your day, friends ❤
Best workout of the week? Hmmm I think I enjoyed Saturday’s run/walk with boy combo most.
Favorite strength exercise? Love me some push-ups!