Last Week’s Workouts + Wine & Dine Week 3 Recap

Week 3 of Half Marathon Training has come and gone. Check out my accomplishments and lessons learned from this week!

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Last Week's Workouts

Week 3 of my Wine & Dine Half Marathon journey was one of trial and error. After coming off a week of amazing runs and workouts last week, this one kind of kicked me in the pants. But I guess that’s part of the process, right?

Sunday, 7/16/17:

Sunday morning I got in a total body workout and some abs. Working total body is my favorite! For me, I find that compound movements with cardio/plyo bursts mixed in are most effective. They hit my muscles in all the right ways, help me work on my power, and contribute to my overall endurance.

Related: Last Week’s Workouts + Wine & Dine Week 2 Recap

Monday, 7/17/17:

First run of the week! Unfortunately, it had to be done on the treadmill so that I could be available in the event the cable man showed up. You see, someone was moving a storage building out of our alley the other day, and when they couldn’t get out and/or became tangled in our television/internet cables, they decided to just snip-snip and keep on a-moving. Such a nice guy, I tell ya. Our cable provider came out to fix us all up so we could get caught on Game of Thrones, duh!

Anyway, I preceded my run with some upper body, and though I was a little off-balance, it was great. The run was a good one too, though I was missing the change of scenery road running provides.

Tuesday, 7/18/17:

Leg day!! I’ll be honest–leg day is not my favorite. I really don’t have the booty building desire that a lot of people do, and my quads are naturally pretty strong. BUT…I need to increase power in my glutes and hamstrings for the sake of running, so I incorporate lower body regularly. I always see the benefits of it–I’m just miserable while I’m doing it. Anyone else?

Wednesday, 7/19/17:

After Tuesday, my legs were pretty tired, so I wasn’t sure how the day’s workout was going to go, but I busted it out anyway. I did a short total body workout and then ran intervals of 9 minutes walking/3 minutes running and it felt SO HARD. I wanted to quit, but of course I’m glad I decided not to.

Thursday, 7/20/17:

Rest day. It was 100% necessary.

Related: Jillian Michaels Shred Inspired Total Body Workout

Friday, 7/21/17:

Friday was another tough run. I did 5 miles and I was a bit nervous about it before I even headed out. I started switching up my nutrition and instead of using grains to fuel, I was relying on potatoes and plantains throughout the week. I don’t think that’s the right choice for me. My ego took a hit by the time the run was done because my stomach just wasn’t cooperating. My legs and my lungs both felt great, but my gut felt like it was holding a bowling ball through the entire duration of the run. Not a good feeling.

I had the same breakfast Wednesday and Friday, as well as the same carbohydrate with dinner the night before. Sooooo… I think all signs point to this girl needing bread. I love you, my paleo friends, but I just can’t do it. Anyway…

Saturday, 7/22/17:

Saturday morning I was a little lazy and didn’t get moving until after 10:00. I did Yoga Fix Extreme from 21 Day Fix Extreme using Beachbody On Demand and then did a short ab circuit using the Jillian Michaels App. We are so spoiled these days to have all of these cool little fitness gadgets at our finger tips! I use my phone for so much more than just music during a workout these days.

That’s my weekly wrap and recap in the form of workouts! In the tough moments — and tough patches — I have to remind myself that every bicep curl, every burpee, and every mile ran gets me closer to my goals. When I look back, I’ll be proud of myself for never throwing in the towel and never quitting.

Week 3 Miles:ย 12.5 Miles

Total Miles:ย 34.5 Miles


If you missed anything on the blog last week, you can get caught up now! I shared the BEST cheap Texas Wines, a Jillian Michaels Shred Inspired Workout, and a Heat Free Beach Waves Hairstyle! Keeping with my Texas drinks theme, tomorrow my list of best Texas beers will be coming atcha! Later in the week, I’m sharing my Wine & Dine Month 2 training plan, as well as an easy, yummy lunch recipe! Follow along on Bloglovin so you don’t miss a beat!

Question: How do you choose to fuel the night before/morning of a race or run?

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Mississippi Piddlin for Weekly Wrap!


  1. says

    I don’t do leg day. At all. So you are doing much better than me! There are so many factors at play that make a run good (or bad). Could the heat and humidity have affected your 5 mile run? I know it makes me feel a little sick to my stomach sometimes. It takes a while to figure out what works best for fueling. I’m sure you’ll figure out as you continue training for your race!

  2. says

    I think I’ve finally got my fuel figured out…and am sidelined LOL I’ve gone through gels, waffles, sport beans, went back to gels, tried Tailwind, etc. Finally, I think the Honey Stinger gels are my go-to. Alas…I should write all of this down so when I’m able to run again, I’ll remember the details.

  3. says

    Oh gosh, how I despise leg day. I love to work back, triceps, shoulders and core. Hate chest, bi’s and legs. Weird, I know. And at the ripe old age of 50, I know my butt could use some toning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. says

    I m so impressed when I read about runners and their strength training. I am such as slacker in this dept.

    I truly need my carbs. I don’t think I could run without them.

    Thanks for linking up.

  5. says

    I m so impressed when I read about runners and their strength training. I am such as slacker in this dept.

    I truly need my carbs. I don’t think I could run without them.

    Thanks for linking up.

  6. says

    I am with you on leg day. I have enough booty without building it…but my hamstrings need some help! I mainly stick to full body strength workouts because I don’t like doing just legs.

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