We skipped our regular Fitness Friday last week since I was busy sharing some of my favorite workouts with you! So i’ll try to catch you up on some of my workouts from the past two weeks! Oh, and we’re doing this on Thursday instead of Friday because tomorrow is Foodie Penpals reveal day!
Also, I know i told you guys about my post on Anytime Health yesterday. I got a little ahead of myself as it wasn’t published until later in the day. Anyways, it’s live now and you can CLICK HERE to read about Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts!
Now, here we go with the workout recap!
Friday 8/17: An awesome outdoor run. I walked 1 min after mile 1, 2 min after mile 2 and then ran the rest of the way home.
Saturday 8/18: A walk with my favorite workout buddies
Sunday 8/19: Volleyball- it was cold and rainy but still a great workout!
Monday 8/20: A late night run after my first day at the internship! Rocked it! It was the perfect temp. So easy to breathe. I loved it.
Tuesday 8/21: I broke my rule about running two days in a row. I had too! I’m not adjusting well to sitting at a desk all day. I did sprints that were on the agenda in Boot Camp and covered 3.2 miles in 30 min and I was walking 1/2 the time! I was impressed with myself. It was the first time I’d really pushed myself to do sprints when I wasn’t on a treadmill in a long time!! That’s why I love Tina’s bootcamp. Even though i’m loosely following it, it’s still pushing me to do new things!
Wednesday 8/23: Weights! This week of bootcamp focused on drop sets! Brutal.
Thursday 8/23: Another bootcamp weights workout (I know, I shouldn’t lift two days in a row but I’m doing my best to adjust to my new schedule and make stuff work). I’ll get it figured out.
Friday 8/24: Rest day. I came home from my internship and literally faceplanted into bed and slept for 3 hours. So exhausted. I did manage to squeeze in a nice walk after dinner though.
Saturday 8/25: Another run. It was freakin’ hot, but I went out there and did intervals. There was an air quality alert so I wasn’t moving all that fast, but I did 2 min run/30 sec walk x 12. I was happy that I managed to keep a 9:30/min pace! And let me tell you I was a hot, sweaty mess by the end of it!
Sunday 8/26: Rest day. I spent all day trying to get ahead on blogging for the week and finish 2 case studies and a module that I had due on Tuesday so all we did was take the boys for a walk. It was a beautiful night out though so we enjoyed it!
Monday 8/27: Run time. I needed to cover about 4 miles to get my steps in for the day so I did the following: Ran 20 min, walked 10 min, ran 10 min, walked 5 min! It worked out perfectly!
Tuesday 8/28: Rest. I’m suffering from another injury. I noticed it on my run Monday night but tried to ignore it. It feels like a strained muscle- my upper right quad to be exact. I don’t think it hurts enough to be pulled, but it has been quite a while since I pulled a muscle. My suspicion is that i’ve been unintentionally babying my left leg after I got the shin splint and in doing so have put more strain on my right leg….but I dunno. Anyways, ibuprofen, rest and ice for a few days was def in the cards. I still walked the dogs though.
So, as you can see, I’ve been doing my best to squeeze in workouts at night…but I’ve also been trying to adjust to sitting at a desk all day. Here’s a little workout I put together to help you move more at the office!
Do you find yourself sitting at your desk for hours at a time without moving?
Will you try this workout to help yourself get in the habit of moving more during the day?
Do you have any tips of your own?