Last Week’s Workouts: What Now?

Another week has come and gone! Check out my week in workouts and life through last week’s workouts!

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Last Week's Workouts

And just like that, it’s Thanksgiving week! I regularly question where in the world 2017 has gone. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! I’m enjoying a few days off and catching up on #allthethings before my husband and I head home to Small-town USA for the holiday.

On another note, ever since getting back from Disney, I’ve been asking myself, “What now?” One of my November goals was to have a “what now” plan in place by the end of the month. I have some muscular imbalances I’d like to correct and I always need to work on core strength. At the same time, sign-ups recently opened for a local March race and I’ve been wondering if I should do the 10K or the half. On that note, I’ve been loving lazy Saturdays, so I don’t know if I’m ready to give those up again. At this point, I’m throwing my hands up in the air and just trying to stay moving. So, here’s how I tried to do that over the last seven days!

Sunday, 11/12/17:

I spent a good chunk of the morning on the couch doing some side-hustle work (freelance proofreading), but finally got moving for some yoga around 10:30. It felt good to fit in some yoga after a couple of weeks of not doing any.

Monday, 11/13/17:

I got back into my regular workout routine with a 4:20 a.m. alarm. Yearning for something a bit different, I started my workout with 5×5 (heavy for me) squats and then did 3 rounds of 50 sit-ups, 30 kettlebell swings, and 20 dumbbell snatches.

Related: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Recap + Review

Tuesday, 11/14/17:

Waking up Tuesday morning was a little bit harder, but I’m glad I did it. I did another full body workout — 7×3/3 kettlebell cleans, plus 5 rounds of 60 jump rope revolutions, 11 thrusters, and 7 lateral hop burpees. My fastest round was 2m 23s and I had to add in a minute of rest between rounds 3 and 4 because I thought I was dying. Ha!

I went to the doctor Tuesday afternoon to update some of my asthma prescriptions and ended up leaving with a flu shot in one arm and pneumonia shot in the other arm. By the end of the day I could hardly lift my arms above my head!

Wednesday, 11/15/17:

Due to my sissy lala soreness from my shots I decided against an upper body workout. Then I realized that my hips and thighs were also ridiculously sore, so I took it easy(er) with PiYo Sweat for the day. Y’all, if I did “real” CrossFit, I might be dead by this point, haha.

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Thursday, 11/16/17:

It was rest day and I was so glad. The pneumonia shot hit me a lot harder than I anticipated. By Wednesday night I could hardly lift my arm and I woke up every time I changed positions in the night. By Thursday night the pain, soreness, and swelling had gone down a lot, but it still hurt. A LOT.

Friday, 11/17/17:

I decided I would sleep in Friday morning and give the lingering soreness in my arm a chance to subside. It still hadn’t by the afternoon, so I chose to forgo any upper body. I did a 12 minute AMRAP of 5 deadlifts, 10 box jump overs, and 15 jackknife sit-ups.

Saturday, 11/18/17:

With Saturday being my first day off for Thanksgiving break I took advantage and had a lazy morning. Around 11 I did some back, biceps, and cardio. My arm was finally feeling somewhat normal and handled the upper body work all right.

Are you on vacation like I am? It’s a great time to catch up on your favorite blogs. 😉 Monday, I shared Part One of our Disney World Trip Report, and Wednesday I finally shared my recap of the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Friday, I did a little bit of what I call “old school blogging” and gushed about some Friday Favorites. What did you blog about last week?

Question: How do you go about setting goals during training lulls?

I’m linking up with Tricia and Holly for Weekly Wrap! I’m also linking up with Annmarie and Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday!


  1. says

    All the strength workouts sound great! In a training lull I tend to shift the focus away from running to a different area. Do I need to work on upper body? Flexibility? Short speed? Hill work? Looking at different areas helps me to form some kind of plan (because I find I always need to have structure)

  2. says

    Ouch! I didn’t know a pneumonia shot caused so much soreness! The flu shot makes my arm sore for about a day. I usually do some other form of fitness during running lulls…like cycling or water skiing. I’m not on vacation but will have a four day weekend and so look forward to that. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving in small town USA! Thanks for linking.

  3. says

    I had my annual physical recently, and they gave me a whooping cough (and something else) shot…holy cow! My arms are pretty strong, but by the next day, I could hardly hold a pen in my hand.

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