Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Sept 8- Sept 14

Oh, so much fun, fun, fun stuff happened this week! Two new trails, two strength workouts, the highest amount of miles I have ever run in a week, a super hard kayaking session, plus my return to my favorite yoga class!  Oh, and don't forget that little thing called a three and a half hour trail run.

Total Miles Run: 28.9 (a PDR for a week, I believe!) 

Monday: 4 Miles Run

Checked out the trails in Seward Park. What a magical little forest tucked away on a small peninsula out in Lake Washington! 

Tuesday: Strength

I did two rounds of the "12 Exercises for Runners".

Wednesday: 8.3 Miles Run

Was supposed to be 7 miles, but I got a little turned around on the trails. Happy accident, I suppose! 

Thursday: 2 Miles Run plus Strength plus Kayaking

This was kind of an exhausting day. I did a two mile warm-up run before completing my strength workout. I did:

*lateral lunges with a bosu
*deep squats
*push-ups on the bosu
*bosu get up get downs
*"butt blaster" with the stability ball
*chest flys on stability ball
*lateral arm raises with squat
*dumbbell clean and press
*plank with leg abduction
*half bicycles with bosu 

Then I met my friend Sarah for what I thought was going to be an easy paddle in a kayak. I was a bit wrong. The wind was stronger than we thought and the waves were higher than we planned on (meaning I planned for zero waves) so we were paddling very hard for just over an hour. We had a wonderful time, but it was tiring work! 

Friday: Yoga

Oh man, this yoga class was just what I needed. Followed it up with a visit to my chiropractor and I felt like a new woman by the time the day was over! 

Saturday: 14.6 Miles Run

See my previous post for a detailed recap of that run. 

Sunday: Rest

Much needed! 


  1. I would love to go for a trail run but I am so scared. Do you ever feel nervous? Sounds like such a great week! :)

    1. When I run alone I do feel a little nervous. My best suggestions to you are either find a running group or friend to show you a great trail, or find a wide, well-groomed, well-travelled urban trail to start on alone. I bet Madison has tons of those!

  2. good suggestion...now that you say that I can think of one where I would feel safe. I bet there are others. I should search around a little. :) such a beautiful time to be in the woods! thanks, sybil! have a good day! :)


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