Where I’ve been lately + weekend highlights

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October 16, 2016

Hey there. Have you been wondering where I’ve been? I didn’t mean to disappear, but I have been super busy planning and managing an annual conference. It’s a second gig that I started doing several years ago. It kind of consumes my life every year and this week just passed in a blur. Thursday and Friday required 4:30 AM wake up calls and 15+ hour days.

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I’m definitely glad it’s over and I’m looking forward to getting back to my normal routine.

The event went really well and I’m happy with how things turned out. I fueled myself on unlimited amounts of coffee…

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And mostly healthy items.

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Like a giant bowl of M&Ms.

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Preparing for the event is physically demanding due to all the set up so even though I only lifted twice this week I don’t feel like I took much time off or set myself back at all. I was able to get in my usual Saturday morning workout at Orangetheory and I felt pretty good throughout the class. I used to hate it when I missed workouts and worry that I’d lose momentum, gain weight, or just be thrown off track, but I don’t beat myself up at all anymore. Life happens. You get busy, your priorities shift, but you get yourself back to your healthy habits.

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Despite really wanting to take it easy on the weekend, I ended up running around for most of it. Saturday I worked out and came home to shower quickly and get ready for the day. We’ve been talking about getting the girls’ hair cut for about a month now (no joke) so I finally decided this was the weekend to do it. This was only the second time I have cut the girls’ hair, but Ashlyn desperately needed a trim and Madison’s hair was morphing into this toddler mullet that just had to go.

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They did so well! Afterwards we walked over to Starbucks and grabbed a breakfast sandwich and drinks. There’s a fountain nearby so we walked around for a bit and then headed to the playground.

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After another hour of playing we decided to grab some groceries before heading home for lunch.

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I think the week must have caught up with me mid-Saturday because I just wanted to collapse on the couch. A little movie time and then I tried putting the girls down, but it wasn’t happening. Guys, I think my kids may be dropping their nap soon! NOOOOO!!!! So the girls had quiet time while dad and I rushed around cleaning (mostly him).

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Later we took our bikes around for a bit – the weather was gorge!

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We ended up getting sushi from Peony (BOGO!) and ended the night there.

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Sushi + wine = my favorite way to end the day.

A Fit Mess

Today (Sunday) I have a massage at Hand and Stone (I went ahead and bought a membership) and I’m planning on running there since it’s only a couple of miles away. More errands, some online shopping, and run around with the girls. Should we a beautiful fall day!

Last week’s workouts:

Monday

4 rounds:

  • feet elevated push ups AMAP – I used a bench (I got 22, 22, 20, 20)
  • strict chin ups AMAP (I did 5, 5, 4, 4)

 

4 rounds:

  • DB external rotation on knee (12, 12, 12, 12)
  • AB rollouts (20 x 4)

 

5 rounds:

  • single leg squat to bench 10 per side

 

4 rounds:

  • 10 DB shoulder press (20 lbs.)
  • 10 DB row with elbow out (25 lbs.)

 

10 minutes of ab work (pull ins, reverse crunches, plank taps)

 

Tuesday

I didn’t have very long for a workout so I did this one from Julie Bauer.

5 RFT (round for time)

  • 400 meter run
  • 20 DB thrusters
  • 20 push ups with hands on dumbbells
  • 20 sit ups holding a DB

 

It felt so good to run without pain!

Wednesday

REST – tons of lifting, carrying, and moving around to set up for the event

Thursday

REST – Day 1 of conference

Friday

REST – Day 2 of conference

Saturday

Orangetheory – Endurance Day

Treadmill: 3 minute push / 90 second push / 1 minute push / 45 second push to 45 second all out / 30 second push to 30 second all out

Strength:

  • 700 meter row then 2-3 rounds:
  • 10 frogger jump squats
  • 10 deadlifts to low row
  • 20 alternating supermans

 

Back to the treadmill for pushes at 2%, 4%, 5% inclines

Strength:

  • 6 single arm snatches (each side)
  • 10 hamstring curls on the TRX
  • 30 alternating side heel touches

 

Treadmill round 3: all outs and sprints

Rowing: 1 minute push and 30 second all outs

Sunday

Not sure, but most likely a run outside!

 

How was your week? What have you been up to?

 

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