Last Week’s Workouts, Wine & Dine Week 16 Recap + #TIU21 Week 2

Week 16 of my Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training and Week 2 of #TIU21 is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.

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Last Week's Workouts

Where is October going? Am I the only one who feels as if the month JUST started? I love October, please slow down juuuuust a little bit!

It was another busy week around these parts, but I still managed to fit in most of the activity I had originally planned. This week, I begin my taper and I’m kind of excited. I love distance running, but I’m looking forward to a break for a little while! All right, let’s get into the week now…

Sunday, 10/15/17:

You guys know I love yoga on Sundays, so that’s exactly what I did. My hips were very tight from my 13-mile run the day before and by the end of my 22 minute flow they’d both popped nicely. 🙂 Later in the day, I did some meal prep and made some protein brownies! They’re pretty good–they were better after I added chocolate chips!

Monday, 10/16/17:

Happy Monday! It was feeling a little bittersweet considering last Monday was a holiday. Oh well.😜 I popped out of bed ready to go with a 25 minute hill workout on he treadmill, followed by a total body circuit. It was a good way to start the week.

In case you were wondering, this is what a head-to-toe drop set looks like! #ALLtheWeights

Tuesday, 10/17/17:

AM: My upper body was surprisingly a bit sore from the previous day, yet that was what I had on my schedule. I did the #TIU21 upper body circuit, plus a “class” on the Studio Tone It Up app! I’ve mentioned workouts using the TIU app a few times. If you’re curious about it, visit the blog on Friday because I have a complete review coming up!

PM: Pippa and I took off in the afternoon for an easy three mile run. We had a great time and it was nice to spend some time with my pup and get in some activity all at once.

Related: Last Week’s Workouts, Wine & Dine Week 15 Recap + #TIU21 Week 1

Wednesday, 10/18/17:

Happy birthday, Husband!! Today, I posted a silly blog in honor of his special day called, Things My Husband Says. Check it out if your husband is like mine and constantly leaves you in stitches.

Wednesday was a day off from running and truth be told, I was looking forward to it. I did a total body circuit and an interval workout with intense cardio bursts, then followed that with some ab work. Planks. Ugh, I hate them.

Thursday, 10/19/17:

I woke up and looked at the Tone It Up Daily Workout and I really wasn’t feeling leg and booty work. I just did my treadmill sprints and a super short ab workout and called it good.

Friday, 10/20/17:

Rest day.

Related: How Alcohol Affects Working Out

Saturday, 10/21/17:

Nine miles were on the schedule, so I got up early (but still slept in compared to a normal day) and headed out. This was my LAST hour+ run before race day. I can’t believe it’s so close, but I’m also super grateful. I’m looking forward to some slow and lazy Saturday mornings on the couch with my husband!

Week 16 Miles: 13.25 Miles

Total Miles: 222 Miles

If you missed anything on the blog this week, you can catch up now! Monday, I shared a Tabata Inspired Interval Workout that will be sure to get you sweating. Wednesday, I celebrated my husband’s birthday with “Things My Husband Says“, and on Friday I ended my recipe hiatus with the greatest Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole! Check it out–your family will love it!

Question: What advice do you have for “the taper”?

I’m linking up with Tricia and Holly for Weekly Wrap!





  1. says

    Advice for taper? Take it easy and trust your training…taper it not the time to try to catch up on missed runs (or workouts) because your body needs that rest to prepare for the race 😉

  2. says

    Enjoy the taper!! I think the hardest thing for me is to trust my training – I start doubting that I can do it and some ‘easy’ runs feel harder than they should, but trust that the fitness is there for a strong race!

  3. says

    I feel like October is racing by too (pun intended!). Welcome to Taper Time! My advice is to distract yourself — watch movies, get a mani/pedi, go shopping, have lunch with a girlfriend, read a good book, etc. I think it helps to get your mind off of the race. Good luck! Thanks for linking.

  4. says

    I love October too but this one just seems to be flying by! Can’t believe it’s already the 24th! Well done on a great week of work outs – running + strength! What a great combination. Good luck with the taper!

  5. says

    Now you have me craving brownies! Boy, do they look good too! Great week for you! I think you are going to have a ball at Wine and Dine! I’ve always wanted to do this race but we visit family and Disney during Thanksgiving and it is just so close together to do both. Thanks for linking with us!

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