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...


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

    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.

  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.


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

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

  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!! :)

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