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, September 24, 2016

MGR's Workout Recaps!

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I had some awesome runs this week! I am finally feeling consistently good on my runs, and I am consistently EXCITED to run. That's so important!

Saturday- Lifting back @ home. I didn't feel like going to the gym, plus I had some CNN to catch up on!

Chrissy hijacked my towel... and my other towel!

Band asst. wide grip pull ups- 5x6
Band asst. neutral grip pull ups- 5x6
Dumbbell row- 5x8x25lb
Bicep curl- 5x10x15lb
Plank w/ row- 5x10x10lb
Bicycle crunches- 5x40
Satbility ball knee tuck- 5x15
Hip/glute exercises

Sunday- Rest. I was sore from lifting and my right butt cheek randomly felt like I did 100 squats the day before. Plus, I was feeling lazy. I went shopping all day so at least that got my body moving.

Monday- 6 miler in my hood. I just did it slow and steady.

Tuesday- 5 miles. I was feeling pretty good so I pushed the pace as my run progressed. Then I played a little game. Every time I saw a Trump sign, I kicked it into high gear!

Wednesday- 5 miles. This run felt GOOD!

Thursday- 8 miles! This was my longest run since July! Despite only getting 4 hours sleep, my legs felt fresh and I am honestly telling you each one of these miles felt effortless!

Splits: 8:06, 8:09, 8:08, 8:03, 8:00, 7:42, 7:45, 7:34

Friday- Chest @ home. I wanted to run but I was due to lift. Plus, I want to run a lot this weekend, so I figured it would be good to take a little break today.

I recorded myself doing my push ups because I wanted to check my form. I was doing something weird with my upper half so I recorded a couple of times until I fixed it.

Here's how I do my push ups- with "The Perfect Push Up". My last rep is a little wonky! I was pretty tired!


Doing 100 push ups WRECKS me and I can barely do my shoulder presses afterwards.

Chest Press- 5x12x25lb
Push Ups- 100 in sets of 10 or 15
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Bicycle crunches- 5x40
Stability ball knee tuck- 5x15

Including my warm up, this workout took me 70 minutes! I need rest breaks.

How were your workouts this week?


  1. So glad that running has been going so well for you! I should really figure out a way to put some ore structure into my strength training routines. I just kind of do whatever I feel like and don't keep track of my weights or reps!

    1. Yeah, you should write it out! It's fun to see progress, too.

  2. Don't you love when a run (or any workout, really) feels effortless?! It's kind of the best and you feel amazing. Great job!

    1. It is awesome! I haven't had that feeling in a long time.

  3. I've decided I want to lift like you when I grow up! We did a light leg and back weight session last night and I was so tired, I didn't feel like running after.

    1. I don't normally run and lift on the same day. I like to focus on one or the other because like you, I am too tired to run after I lift! I think that just means you lifted correctly. :)

  4. Your pictures crack me up - my cats are continually in the way when I work out in my house :)

    1. My cats just love towels, so whenever there is a towel on the floor they are RIGHTTHERE.