Saturday, January 15, 2011

Week in Review: Kicking Ass and Taking Names

Not trying to brag or anything, but I kind of kicked ass this week as far as my training is concerned...

Monday - tough Pilates class
Tuesday - REST
Wednesday - 4 mile run (supposed to be 5 but my abs/legs were sooooo sore from Pilates)
Thursday - cross-training (did levels 1 and 2 of 30 Day Shred & push-ups)
Friday - 5-miler in the morning before work

I originally planned to go to the gym Thursday night, but it was so cold out, and I reallllly didn't want to go anywhere.  So I busted out my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD.  What's funny is that I used to love this DVD because the workouts are only 20 minutes long, but still kick your ass.  But this night, I immediately thought, "Hmm, I should do two levels if I want to get a decent workout."  Sure enough after doing Level 1, I wasn't nearly as tired as I should've been (or used to be).  So I did Level 2, and then I was ready to be DONE.  :D 

I also decided it best to move my Friday runs to before work because let's be honest, who wants to go to the gym on a Friday evening??  I'm SO glad I made it even though it was something like 8 degrees (windchill) when I got up this morning!

My weekend will look something like this...

Saturday - hot yoga @ Prana
Sunday - 10k "race" (just gonna do 6.2 miles either in the Park or on the treadmill if it's too cold) & pushups

I honestly don't know who I am right now.  I'm turning down social events, not drinking and basically turning my life upside down in order to run and workout when I need to.  Who knows, maybe I'll get REALLY crazy and actually start eating really healthily, too.  ;)

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ONLINE SUPPORT!!  SERIOUSLY, IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME!

6 comments:

Sef + Sariah said...

great job! we always try to get our workouts in before work just for that reason - so we can go to social events, rehearsals, just relax afterwards, etc. Way to work it out this week. Good luck with your "race" on sunday!

sef (of sef and sariah)

Caitlin said...

Wahoo! Way to go! I did a full 8/10 of a mile on the treadmill after zumba last night...haha everybody's got to start somewhere, right?

Kirsten said...

You're a rockstar!!!

I'm currently avoiding the dreadmill for my long run.

MoneyMaus said...

Awesome, way to go!!

Isn't it crazy how just starting something slowly can totally make a huge impact on your life and months down the road you look at go WOW, I DID THAT?! :) That's how I've felt ever since I started weightlifting in September!

Helen said...

Well Done Carolyn!! Very proud of you! you are my inspiration! i did 5.3k yesterday - havent done that distance since september last year!! so glad i get to be on your journey with you! ps - i am also saying no to social events, and have stopped drinking as well!!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

You are amazing. Sounds like the exercise in making a huge difference to life...