Friday, May 31, 2013

Fitness Friday: Weekly Workout Recap

TGIF!  With my wonky work schedule this week it hardly seems like a Friday to me but nonetheless, here it is and that means it's time for Fitness Friday with Running Bloggers!


Last week was a pretty good week:


Monday:  Rest - had to go to the doctor for my yearly check-up - good times.  Funny enough, my blood pressure was up and I have to go back in a few weeks for a recheck.  Seriously??

Tuesday:  Ran 3.97 miles on the treadmill at an 11:20 min/mile pace

Wednesday:  Ran 2.73 miles doing 4x800 speed training intervals on the treadmill, intervals at 10:21 min/mile pace, followed by 10 minutes of upper body strength training using Sworkit

Thursday:  Zoom Through the Zoo - ran 4 miles at a 10:28 min/mile pace and set a new PR of 41:56!

Friday:  Rest

Saturday:  Ran 5 miles at 10:33 min/mile pace.  This was a GREAT run - Owen had to work so I took the girls to my mom's house for some swimming and got my run in before hand.  The weather was beautiful and I conquered several big hills in her neighborhood!

Sunday:  Rest.  Well, sort of.  We ended up at the zoo for Member's Night so I'm sure I walked at least a mile there, maybe more.

And finally, some motivation to kick off your weekend:


Make it a great one!!!
 
QOTD:  Anyone else been told they have high blood pressure?  I honestly think mine that day can be attributed to having to climb two flights of stairs and having an iced latte from Panera en route...

8 comments:

  1. congrats on your new PR! I have never dealt with high blood pressure so I am not sure what all affects it.

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    1. Thanks! I don't typically have what they call "white coat syndrome", where my blood pressure only goes up when I'm at the doctor's office. I will full on admit that I drink too much coffee, that's probably got something to do with it :) I'm sure when I go back it will be back to normal.

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  2. Hi Kristen. I enjoyed checking out your blog. Congrats on the PR for running and I like you motivation posting.

    Yes, I've been told I had high blood pressure. Diet and exercise brought it down considerable. Took me about 6 months to get my BP at normal level. It's not easy but it's important to get it lowered.

    Best of luck.

    http://amplifytoday.

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    1. Thanks Chris, I enjoyed yours too! Come back soon :)

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  3. I love your the new look to your blog! Great job on the PR btw!

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  4. Hey! Found you through the Fitness Friday Linkup! LOVE your blog! It's bright and colorful and makes me smile! :) Congrats on your PR! You rock!! :)

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    1. Thanks and welcome!! I hope you'll come back and visit!!

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