Weekly Update – 1/8/2018

This past week was a pretty rough one. Between the snow and feeling under the weather, it was tough to get motivated or feel accomplished.

Monday

Monday was our first real day back to work after the snow.  The roads were still bad, so I opted for 2 miles on the treadmill at home.

Tuesday

Roads were still bad on Tuesday, so again, treadmill for 2 miles at home.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I had a doctor’s appointment, which set the day off on a crazy foot.  Since Michael and I have been carpooling, and he had to work late, I worked late.  We had some errands to run after work, and by the time we got home, I was NOT feeling a workout.  I ended up doing a ton of housework when we got home so at least I was somewhat active!

Thursday

Thursday didn’t bring a workout either.  I stayed active and met my step goal.

Friday

Even though I felt awful on Friday, I got in 2 miles on the treadmill when I got home from work.

Saturday

On Saturday, I hung out with my mom and helped her get rid of clothes.  Between her TWO closets – we got rid of 3 trash bags worth of clothes.  We watched the Eagles game and was glad to see them advance in the playoffs.  I didn’t feel well on Saturday either.

Sunday

On Sunday, I got up and planned on completing a virtual 5k that I had signed up for.  OMG, it was terrible.  I felt so awful, walked the whole thing….slowly.  Between being sick, and some new meds I started, it was awful.  I spent most of the day relaxing.  But I did get the ornaments of the tree (I know, I know).

How was your week? How often do you clean out your closet?

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Weekly Update – 1/1/2018

Monday

Since Monday was New Year’s Day, we had the day off of work.  We slept in some, even though our New Year’s Eve was uneventful and spent at home.

We went to the gym, and I did a 5k on the treadmill.  I was too pooped from staying up late (I’m such an old person!) to do any strength training.

We spent the rest of the day watching movies on Netflix.

Tuesday

I stayed home on Tuesday and got in 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

Since the impending snow bomb hurricane thing was coming, the gym closed early on Wednesday.  I opted for 2 miles on my treadmill at home.

Thursday

Work was closed on Thursday due to the 10+ inches of snow that we got.  I still had some conference calls and other work to get done.  But I still had some time to enjoy the snow fall.

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snow2.jpgI got 1.5 miles in on the treadmill, and did some strength training.

Three rounds of the following:

  • 15 overhead press (8 lbs)
  • 15 bicep curls (8 lbs)

I also shoveled half of the driveway, which was a crazy workout!

Friday

On Friday, my workout was shoveling the other half of the driveway and some of the walkways.  We only worked half a day, so I had plenty of time to get it done.

Saturday

On Saturday, I was super sore from my two days of shoveling.  I was still super active around the house though.  I spent a lot of time organizing and getting rid of stuff.  Nothing like being stuck in the house to encourage cleaning.  I wish I had gotten some “before” pictures, but when I’m all done, I’ll have to post some “after” pictures.

On Saturday night, we ventured out and went to a friend’s house for poker night.

Sunday

I did NOT feel like working out on Sunday.  We slept in, then did some cleaning, shopping, etc.  I still managed to get all my steps in for the day!

Were you affected by the huge snowstorm this past week?  What did you do to keep from going crazy?

 

Weekly Update – 12/26/2017

After the busyness of the Christmas season, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is pretty calm, especially at work.  This gave me time to really focus on getting back to the gym, and not just working out at home.

Tuesday

Finally went back to the gym – I’ve been working out at home for so long!  Did 1.5 miles on the treadmill before I hit the weights.

3 Rounds of the following:

  • 10 Dumbbell tricep extensions (12 lbs – dropped down to 8 lbs for last set)
  • 10 bodyweight squats
  • 10 incline pushups

3 Rounds of leg press – 10 reps at 100 lbs.

I decided to add in the leg press at the last minute.  I have been having issues with runner’s knee since I haven’t been doing strength training.

It felt good to get some strength training back in.  Now I just gotta get back to yoga.

Wednesday

Since it was ridiculously cold outside, and I didn’t even want to drive to the gym, I opted for a treadmill workout at home.  Just a quick 2 miles.

Thursday

Got 2 miles in on the treadmill at home, and tortured myself with the foam roller.

Friday

Went to the gym after work.  Got in 2 miles on the treadmill before doing a little strength training.

I did 3 rounds of the following:

  • 10 Dumbbell tricep extensions (10 lbs – dropped down to 8 lbs for last set)
  • 10 incline pushups

Then I got on the reACT Trainer and did 30 seconds facing each direction (front, back, left side, right side).

Saturday

I skipped a workout on Saturday.  Michael and I had a really active day – running errands, cleaning etc.

Sunday

On Sunday, we hit up the gym and I got in 3.1 miles on the treadmill.  It feels good to be consistently going back to the gym.

How was your week after the holidays? Do you enjoy working out at a gym, or do you prefer home/outside workouts?

 

Race Recap: Alumni 5k 2017

This was my first virtual race ever!  This race was back in November.  I love this race, it was the first race I ever did, so I love any opportunity I have to complete it.  We were having a housewarming party for our new home and I wasn’t able to go. I was glad to see they had a virtual option.

Packet Pickup and Expo

No packet pickup for me, since it was virtual.  I got the package in the mail a few days before the race was to take place.

Race Day Conditions/Attire

I completed this race on the treadmill, so no special considerations for attire or race day conditions.

Race Time

It took me a few weeks after the race to actually complete this – oops!  I did this race after work one day and was completely exhausted, but knew I needed to get it done.  I walked this one and finished in 55:12.

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After Party

Have you ever done a virtual race? How did you like it? Do you think they “count” as an actual race?

Weekly Update – 12/4/2017

Monday

On Monday, I went to Old Navy after work to take advantage of some coupons I had.  Since I had a very active day, and got all my FitBit steps, I didn’t feel bad about skipping a workout.

Tuesday

Since I’m not a fan of walking/running outside by myself when its dark, I opted for completing 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

Michael and I did 4 laps around the neighborhood – a little over 2 miles.

Thursday

Michael and I did 3 laps around the neighborhood, which is around 1.5 miles.

Friday

I took a vacation day on Friday to get some Christmas related stuff done.  Mom and I got a lot of errands done, Christmas present wrapping, cleaning, etc.  I had hope to get a workout in, but trust me, I was active enough without it!  We went out to dinner with some of Michael’s work vendors.  We had a great dinner at Ruth’s Chris.

Saturday

On Saturday, I got up and started going through my closet.  I had boxes of clothes that I hadn’t even unpacked from when we moved.  I got rid of 2 boxes of clothes, either to the thrift store or to my stepsister.   We got some cleaning done, some shopping done, and even had time for a Christmas movie!

Sunday

After church on Sunday, we did our grocery shopping, then lots of cleaning and chores around the house.  The best part was watching my Philadelphia Eagles win.

How was your week?  How is your Christmas shopping going?

Weekly Update – 4/3/2017

This wasn’t a great workout week, but it was a really nice week otherwise.  I had some great quality time with Michael and got out of the house and had a blast.

Monday

Decided that since it was warmer weather out, we’d get in 2 miles outside.  We walked around my mom’s neighborhood (its a mile around).

Tuesday

Got in 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

I was exhausted from a long day on Wednesday and wasn’t feeling well, so I decided to skip yoga.

Thursday

We had our date night on Thursday and watched a movie on Netflix.

Friday

We had a showing on Friday night, so we got out of the house and went to Mexican.

Saturday

On Saturday, we had to be out of the house for a few showings, so we decided to drive up to Richmond and get our rings cleaned and get some lunch.  We found a cool place called Supper! and had some great salads.

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We came home in the early afternoon, and then went out to Mermaid Winery with some friends and had a great night.

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Sunday

After church on Sunday, we grabbed some lunch and did our grocery shopping.  We stopped by the house to measure for a fridge and got to see the progress.  We then went to Home Depot and bought said fridge!

We also had to file a police report because someone decided to shoot a BB gun through my taillight.

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How was your week? Do you like going to wineries?

Weekly Update – 3/20/2017

Not much to talk about, it was a nice easy week.  I really didn’t workout, but it was nice to relax.  I’ve had a lot of work stress recently, and I needed a little self care.

Monday

Monday was a rest day after Shamrock over the weekend.  My plantar fasciitis was mad at me.

Tuesday

On Tuesday I got in 2 quick miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

I skipped yoga on Wednesday because I was just downright exhausted.  I think my lack of Vitamin D (due to losing my window seat) is affecting my energy levels.

Thursday

Thursday was date night with my husband.  We enjoyed a nice night in and a Netflix movie.

Friday

My husband was out of town on Friday, so I had dinner with my brother-in-law.  We had a nice night eating Mexican food!

Saturday

On Saturday, Michael was still out of town, so I enjoyed the day with my mom.  We had lunch, then went to see Beauty and the Beast.  The movie was good, but I really love the original. We spent some time talking and enjoying each other’s company.  It was a really nice day.

Sunday

On Sunday, we slept in, got some Cracker Barrel for brunch, then got some chores done.  We went out later to the Oceanfront to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Is the weather becoming more spring-like where you are? Do you like movie remakes?