|I'm really pleased with how defined (for me) my arms are starting to look! (Forgive my TERRIBLE form in the bottom picture; this was near the end of my workout and I was tired!) Also, I can't get enough of the Free Love print from Skirt Sports.|
|6 x .66 miles at the following paces: 8:50; 9:00; 9:00; 8:55; 8:45; 8:35.|
Wednesday: We tried something new with dance workouts! Elizabeth and I did three 10-minute videos from Keaira LaShae on YouTube. This one was great! Wednesday is usually leg day but we were really tired from Tuesday, so we looked for something different for total-body and core.
|I accidentally set a "goal" of 25 calories on my walking app, so our walk was 326% above our goal! Go us! haha|
Saturday: Rest. For real this time! I laid out on the lanai and did laundry and dishes; that was the extent of my heavy-lifting!
Sunday: 8 miles with Elizabeth. This was actually a virtual 10k I was running, so I'll do a separate write-up on it this week, but the bottom line is that I felt awesome and my splits were crazily even. I could have done 10 if I'd felt so inclined. I haven't had such an effortless run in awhile, and it really boosted my confidence!
Obviously all but one of my workouts this week were with a buddy; Elizabeth and I are "accountability partners" at work so we've been really taking advantage of that title and have been helping each other workout and eat healthfully. It's definitely keeping me on track, which is the whole point!
I'm looking forward to another great week to kick off May!
How was your week?
Do you truly rest on rest days, or do you do light exercise?
Your arms look awesome! A week ago I held a workout with other teachers after school. It was nice just getting it out of the way. Sometimes that drive home makes me talk myself out of it... especially running. My husband, also a teacher - always runs right after school. He knows he will skip it if he doesn't!ReplyDelete
Yes, it's definitely nice to be able to work out in my classroom and just get it DONE. We have to wait to run, though, because it's so hot when school ends. We usually putter around for a few hours and go run after 6.Delete
I was thinking your arms looked very defined before you even mentioned it! I'm glad you're in a groove with your speed and strength and are feeling good! :) So I cheat, my running rest days are upper body lifting days BUT when I start training for Via (May 9th!!!) I only get one rest day a week and it is going to be COMPLETE REST.ReplyDelete
Yessss, I'm so glad it's showing to other people, too, and not just to me! Today I did planks and my arms hurt SO badly I was like, But I thought they were getting stronger?!Delete
You look fantastic! On my rest days I do complete rest now. Usually Netflix helps lol.ReplyDelete
Netflix is a good way to enforce rest!Delete
Reading that you "laid out in the lanai" made me miss Hawaii! Lol. Here, we just call them patios and they're not half as inviting. :)ReplyDelete
Ha, yeah we always called it a "deck" up north but lanais are special because they're screened in, I guess? It's a definite perk of living in the tropics.Delete
Since I always have to walk Lola, rest days tend to be active recovery days.ReplyDelete
Lately there's been a lot more resting than normal as I'm trying to get to my race healthy!
Having a dog is a great way to kind of force exercise daily. There are some days on weekends that I don't even get out in to the fresh air!Delete
Great week! I love the outfit you're wearing for your planks. I never get a day completely off from exercise because I teach yoga of some sort of fitness almost every day. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I took a real rest day.ReplyDelete
Depending on the kind of yoga, it can be a rest (or at least a recovery) day to me. It's all about balance and stretching and being mindful, so it's not as hard on your body.Delete
Great job Ali...I love seeing the results of hard work! Keep it up!!!ReplyDelete
Me too! Usually I can't really see them, but I was surprised to notice them this week. It made me feel really good!Delete
My usual buddy has had a very different schedule from me over the past few weeks, so it's been REALLY hard to make something work. We have to keep rescheduling :(ReplyDelete
So awesome that you're seeing such great benefits from your current routine! Awesome splits for your intervals! I can see how having an accountability partner would help.ReplyDelete