Weekly Workout Recap

I’m really happy with last week’s workouts for a few reasons.  First, running has become so much easier than it was just a week ago.  I credit this to speed play (switching up the pace) and to consistent runs, no matter how short.  I almost feel like my old self again when it comes to speed, although I still have endurance to work on.  Secondly, I’m really proud that I was able to fit so much in while Tom was out of town for 5 days.  This was the first time that I had my 2 month old all to myself for days at a time, and after a few long nights I didn’t really feel like working out.  I’m so glad I did though because it gave me a burst of energy, my hips look a bit smaller (yay!), and it really helped with my stress level.  Finally, I’m so glad I tried out a new workout!  I realized that the Athleta store near me offers free workout classes pretty often, so I went to a Pure Barre class on Saturday.  I’ll tell ya…it was a smoker!  I have always wanted to try out Pure Barre, but it is way too expensive.  I no longer have a Gold’s Gym membership either and I really miss going to workout classes, so I think I’m going to take advantage of all the free classes that Athleta and Lululemon offer.

I forgot to take a workout pic last week, but here we are shortly after Jack’s 2 month appointment.  Isn’t his little smirk adorable?

Here are the workouts I completed this past week:

Tuesday, 1/5/15.  5.02 mile treadmill run in 46 minutes.  I did speed intervals to keep it interesting and averaged a 9:11 pace.  Felt pretty good.  Followed up with the 15 minute Nike Training Club “Unstoppable” workout with 7.5 pound dumbbells and 8 pound medicine ball.  Also did 2 minutes of planks.

Wednesday, 1/6/15.  3.65 mile walk in 1 hour and 4 minutes.  It was below freezing but nice and sunny.  Pushed Jack in the stroller and run up the hills.  Jack slept the whole time.

Thursday, 1/7/15.  15 minute Nike Training Club “Gym Sculpt” workout with 7.5 pound dumbbells and 8 pound medicine ball.  Jack got fussy the last 4 minutes so he was my weight at the end.

Friday, 1/8/15.  2 mile treadmill run in 17 minutes.  Did intervals and averaged an 8:30 pace.  I tried to follow up with a 30 minute Nike Training Club workout, but Jack got fussy so I was only able to complete 23 minutes of it.

Saturday, 1/9/15.  Free 45 minute Pure Barre workout at Athleta.  I now know what all the hype is about!  Pure Barre is HARD and really does work all the little muscles you can’t normally target by lifting weights.  I’m still sore 2 days later!

Sunday, 1/10/15.  3.1 mile treadmill run in 25:00 minutes.  Did speed intervals because I tend to get bored if I just keep it at the same pace.  Averaged an 8:05 pace.  Jack kept getting fussy (parked in the stroller next to me) so I kept the run short.  We went to Annapolis after working out and did a good bit of walking.  It was a gorgeous day!

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Katie Vail
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  1. January 11, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE barre workouts. Too expensive for me, too… but holy cow, that workout!!

  2. January 11, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    that's a great tip on the nike training club workouts – looks like they are only 15 minutes? will check out as now that means i truly have no excuses….thanks !

  3. January 11, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    It is such a great app! They have workouts ranging from 5 minutes to 45 minutes with all different types of exercises depending on your goal and fitness level. I definitely recommend giving it a shot!

  4. January 12, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Barre is a killer, I need to do it more! YGG!

  5. Lyndsey
    January 12, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    You should check out this website. Only $15 a month. http://barre3.com/
    I like the workouts and it is a fraction of the price I used to pay to take similar barre classes at the gym.

  6. January 13, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Love the barre workouts, too. I've purchased some DVDs because, yes, the classes are too expensive. Jack's smirk IS adorable!

  7. January 13, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Right? So good but so expensive!

  8. January 13, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    It was such a great workout! I definitely want to do it again. There's something great about being sore from a workout, even if it is a little painful!

  9. January 13, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation Lyndsey! $15 sounds way better than $125 a month!

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