Since starting my new job, the weeks are absolutely flying by! I’m adjusting to getting into a new rhythm, and I am loving working from home. As time goes on, I’ll have more and more days where I am driving around to meetings, but will still work from my house as my base – which is fantastic.
I got this little cube from Target for my office.
Monday I swam 3000 meters. I really like just having my swim in the morning. It is a PIA (pain in the a$$) to change into lifting clothes after a swim. So on Mondays, it is really nice just to swim, shower, put my cozy sweats back on and go home to my coffee.
Monday afternoon I ran 4 miles on the Alter-G at a 7:45 average pace. You only get 30 minutes at a time on the Alter-G (and each session costs $25), so I try to make the most of it. I stretch and foam roll before my session starts, and I started at 65% of my body weight and eased up to 75% of my body weight.
Tuesday I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, then lifted legs & glutes. I also did core work to finish off the workout. Since I can’t afford to run on the Alter-G every day, the doctor said I can supplement with the elliptical to ease back into running.
Wednesday I did another swim – 2000 meters and lifted chest after with core work superset in.
This day was where I had to be adaptive. I wanted to run again on the Alter-G. However, I wanted to give my foot another day off because it was little sore. But – I was going to be out of town for work on Thursday and Friday – and knew I wouldn’t be able to get an Alter-G session in over the weekend. My knee-jerk reaction was to do the run anyway, because that is when it fit for my time frame. However, that mind set is what got me the injury in the first place! So I decided to let my body dictate the schedule, and if that meant only doing one Alter-G session this week, so what? It would save me $25 anyway!
Thursday morning I swam again for 3000 meters. My speed doesn’t seem to improve a ton lately, but I am faster than when I started 6 weeks ago. It took me an hour & 9 minutes to do this swim. When I started, it took a solid 80-85 minutes.
Having the watch is so nice. Otherwise, I have to count each lap in my head and I get them mixed up!
Friday I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and lifted back, shoulders and more core work. I really dislike doing core work. I find it tedious and boring. So supersetting it in with my other lifts helps a lot. I wouldn’t recommend doing a super set with your big lifts, because your whole body needs to recover. However, if you are doing accessory lifts – like curls or lat raises, I don’t think it matters to do core work while your biceps rest.
Friday afternoon, my mom and I planted a bunch of flowers in my yard. This time of year is so nice outside, and I love having a pretty porch to hang out on in the evenings. I’m hoping all the flowers don’t die haha!
I took Saturday as a rest day so I could hang out with my mom. I slept 10 hours Friday night/Saturday morning too. It was awesome & apparently needed. Bennie The Dog and I did a little shopping Saturday afternoon. He loves going shopping with me because most stores in Marin county are dog friendly and have dog treats.
This morning I did my endurance brick workout. My time was only 1:03 for the 3000 meters this time! Super excited about that. Unlike running, I really have no way of making a certain pace happen when swimming. I just try to go as fast as I can haha! After that I biked a little bit and did the elliptical to simulate running. My foot felt pretty good afterward.
Today after my workout I bought a new couch! I am so excited. My old couch is from Ikea, and doesn’t seat more than two people. So it will be fun to be able to have people over and everyone have a spot to sit. This is the couch I picked out (there was a big sale this weekend!).
Obviously Bennie needed to make sure it was good for him. He sits on it more than me anyway.
What did you do this weekend? I got all my recording on the DVR set up for the Boston Marathon tomorrow!