A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

MGR's Weekly Workouts


Here are my workouts for the week.

I freaking ran 40 miles! 

Next week I vow not to go over 35.

Saturday- 8 miles. I didn't really feel like running but I ran. Why? I don't know...

Sunday- 12 miles total. I cheered for my brother at the Harrisburg Marathon. I did 8 miles running around to spectating spots, then 4 when I got home. It was weird... breaking it up into like 5 different mini runs made me feel like I didn't run at all!

Monday- Lifting chest at home. I am now able to do 10 reps with 30lb for chest press easily!

Chest Press- 5x10x30lb
Push Ups- 5x10
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Tricep Dips- 5x15
Core/Glute/Hip exercises

Tuesday- 6 miles. Nothing interesting to report.

Wednesday- Lifting back @ home. I wanted to run, but I had already run 26 miles for the week! I'm not going to lie... my arms have been looking super ripped lately! So when I don't feel like lifting, I remind myself the strength gains I have made and the aesthetic gains I made and I git 'er done.

Band Asst. Wide Grip Pull Ups- 5x6
Band Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 5x6
Row- 5x8x25lb
Bicep Curls- 5x10x15lb
Hip/Glute exercises
Core exercises

Thursday- 8 morning miles @ 8:08 pace. I ate A LOT of pumpkin cookies the night before and felt like I needed to run them off.. which is strange because I actually haven't been eating as much as I normally do and I can tell I lost some weight due to how my pants fit. (I'm talking 1-3 pounds, nothing major.)

Friday- 6 morning miles. I had some really good political podcasts to listen to. Most of them were new to me. I plan to write more about these podcasts later because it's really a great way to learn!

How were your workouts this week?

When was the last time you felt like you needed to "run off" something?

How do you convince yourself to weight train when you don't feel like it but know you need to?


  1. I'm going to steal your chest workout, hope you don't mind. Except I don't own weights so I'll do it at the gym.

    I do strength train (mostly legs) but have been taking it easy on that the last week or two and just do the PT exercises "strength training", you know with the thera-band, leg lifts, body weight type stuff. If I skip strength for awhile I just feel weak all around!

    Hooray for a 40 mile week, but I totally understand cutting back too. Thanksgiving week is busy so I'm just going to take those days off working out in general.

    1. Steal away! The only leg stuff I do are my body weight glute/hip stuff because squats, lunges, and heavy things bother my ITB. It sucks because I used to love to lift lower body.

    2. I hope when mine heals fully that I can go back to doing lower body with weights as I was before. But I'll give it to some of the body weight strength exercises for lower body... they are effective. Especially donkey kicks!

  2. Nice job on all the workouts--great weight sessions! I had 4 runs and 2 bike rides. I decided since we were getting hit w/ snow on Thursday to get out and cycle instead of swim. Now that it's freezing (15 degrees on my run this morning) I will be back in the pool instead of cycling. I really don't have to convince myself to weight train anymore--I really love it!

    1. 15 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? No!!!!!

  3. My push-ups really help me keep my back healthy because when I lift Callum, rather than depending on my core to take up the slack (I've never had any arm strength), I now use my new arm muscles!

    1. That is good! Wonderful motivation to keep going with the push ups.