I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Since it was Easter, I’m currently enjoying the last day of a four day weekend – Thanks Boss! The weekend was full of family time and car aggravation, and today I’m off to the Phillies home opener for the first time since 2008. Thanks Emily for having a birthday on opening day!
And now, on to the recap:
Plan: New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women 2A.
What actually happened:
5 minute bike warm up.
New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women 2A.
5 minute bike warm up.
Kept the weights the same as last week. I probably could have gone a little heavier for the squat to over head press with barbell, but otherwise the weights still felt challenging. The static lunges with rear foot elevated were especially challenging. Well, to be honest, any single leg exercise is a challenge for me.
Followed up with 15 minutes on the stationary bike.
Plan: Short, easy run.
What Actually Happened:
15 minute elliptical warm-up, 25 minute treadmill run.
Trying to slowly extend my weekday runs to being back to the four miles I was doing pre-#bustedankle. Nothing special here. Covered just over 2.5 miles.
Plan: New Rules 2B, spin, Pilates T&A
What Actually happened:
AM: New rules 2B. Warmed up for five minutes on the bike. I was working out in a different area of the gym, so I subbed dumbbells for barbells for one of the exercises. I also totally space out and forgot to do the last exercise. Oops.
PM: Back to back spin and Pilates classes.
Another week of back to back classes. This time was a little rougher on me since I was coming straight from work. It was also weigh in night for the Spring Shed event at the studio. I really don’t need to lose any weight (and Patti gave me a strong look and said “from where?” when I said I would sign up), but for a chance at a private Pilates class and a gift card I can get my act together for a few weeks. Or something.
Planned: Short, easy run.
What Actually Happened:
Quick outside run before work. Although the temperature was supposed to be very nice during the day, it was still pretty cold in the early morning hours. Since I only wanted to do 20 minutes, I was able to sleep in a bit. Of course, my version of sleeping in means 5:15, but you get the picture. Covered a little over 2 miles (2.07 to be exact) in 20 minutes.
Planned: Rest Day
What Actually Happened: Rest Day.
And now, for a non-workout related rant:
I had planned to take my car in on Friday for service since I had the day off. I was due for regular maintenance, and the air conditioner has been on the fritz since the fall, so this seemed like as good time as any to have it looked over. I was told I needed a new air conditioner compressor, and was told that the part would be in that day. With the promise it would be done “in a couple of hours.” Knowing that it is a holiday weekend, and that I had plans in the evening as well as Saturday, I was reluctant to leave my car for fear it would not be done when promised. But I also need a functioning air conditioner, so I left the car and hoped for the best. After calling twice for an estimated time the work would be done, I was told that they had the wrong part, but the right one would be in this morning and they would try to find me a loaner car so I would not be inconvenienced further. 90 minutes later I was told a car would be ready within an hour, or first thing in the morning. But definitely by 10 am at the latest. Needless to say, I did not make my Friday night plans and was more than a little annoyed. Thanks a lot Reedman Toll.
Planned: Spin and barre classes.
What Actually Happened: 30 minute run
Decided Friday night to cancel my planned Saturday AM classes since I didn’t have a car. (In truth, my dad offered to loan me his car until I was able to secure temporary wheels – or have my own car returned to me. But since it was work related or an emergency, I was not willing to inconvenience him). Did not appreciate being charged the late cancel fees, but that’s the way it is. Instead went for a 30 minute run. Definitely was not an easy run since I was pretty pissed off about the car situation.
On the car front, I was able to get a rental car at about 9:30 (a full 24 hrs after dropping off my car). I had a family commitment in the afternoon, and let the shop know that I was unavailable after 1:00 PM. So of course, I received a message on my home phone at 1:30 asking me to return the rental car since a loaner car was now available. Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen. And still no mention of when my car was going to be fixed and ready for me to pick up. Again, thanks Reedman Toll.
Planned: Easy run.
What Actually Happened: Rest day.
Initially I had planned to run today, but since I ran on Saturday, and it was Easter, no workout happened. Unless eating Easter candy counts as a workout. In which case I set some PRs today.
So that’s the week in a nutshell. Stay tuned for next week when maybe I’ll have my car back. No matter what, there will be running, weight lifting, and Pilates (oh my).
Now it’s your turn! How was your week in workouts? Any big accomplishments or setbacks?