Monday, August 10, 2015

Motivation Monday and the Weekly Rundown

Back and tricep strengthening exercises followed by a 45 minute spin class.  I wanted to keep my legs as fresh as possible for my track workout on Tuesday.

Track Tuesday returned with 6 x 1 mile repeats.  Honestly, I loved this workout.  I was able to push my mile time knowing I'd have about 2 minutes to rest before doing it all over again.  My warm-up and cool down rounded out the workout for 12 total miles.

My legs felt good about the tough workout on Tuesday and I wanted a medium distance run.  My goal for 8 miles and I ended up with 10.

10 miles

Following car trouble in the morning (I'm apparently consuming lots of oil) I wanted something short and slow.

5 miles

After my run I got my haircut and it's the shortest I've had my hair in about 3 years.  I love it.  The best part is no longer having long hair stick to the sweat on my back while running. 


We went to the dog park in the morning meaning I ran later than I had planned. It was a warm and humid run, but luckily I fell into a rhythm and this run flew by.

8 miles

A family emergency came up and my long run and all other workouts were scrapped.

Total miles: 35
Strength Training: 1
Spin: 1

Time for Monday Motivation!

And in case you were wondering....

How was your weekend?

Did you have a race or a long run?


  1. I hope everything is okay with your family.

    You had a great week of running!

    Let's see some haircut pics. :)

  2. Impressive miles!!! Love the motivational quotes

  3. Great week of running. It reminds me I've been slacking. I love the cupcake motivational poster btw.

  4. I love all the motivational pictures at the end. Do you have any cupcake alternatives, say beer or chocolate? ;-)

    I'm relatively new to running as shown on my blog so I'm a long way from your level.

    I'd be interested to know do you find the spin classes help with your running performance? Also how does track running compare to say street running? Any notable differences and which do you prefer and why?