Summary August 29 – September 4

I was still feeling wiped from my Saturday run so Monday I took it easy to recoup.

Then Tuesday I was all set to go for a run once the heat died down but a massive thunderstorm swept in to kill that plan so I spent an hour on the elliptical and did some weights.  Oh man did that ever knock the stuffing out of me, to the point that I was barely able to finish the workout.  At one point while the rain was pouring down, I looked at the floor infant of the elliptical and thought the roof had sprung a leak.  My oxygen-starved brain was staring at the wet marks on the floor as I let loose a string of curse words a mile long.  Then I realized it was sweat flying off my arms.  Crisis averted.

Wednesday I felt the need for some speed and my 10 km had a generous sprinkling of fartleks.  Best of all, I felt good after and not wiped like I had been feeling before.  I was tempted to do more but that is how I usually end up nursing injuries so I decided that discretion was definitely in order.img_7399

Thursday I stayed and chatted with my friend and dog-sitter for a bit longer than I had planned to so I got to work a little later than I wanted to so I did a short 30 minutes on the treadmill with some elevation thrown in.

Friday was a short session on the treadmill as a warmup for some weights.  And as a note to future self: doing weights with a week before a big run is a big mistake.  I was sore for days.

Saturday I slept in.  My bad.

Sunday another treadmill session.  Good and bad I guess.  With the Canadian National Exhibition going on, traffic downtown was BRUTAL and the airshow was flying right around the time I would be running outside so besides watching the cars and traffic, I’d be watching the planes.  And it was back to being hot and humid.  And with a very short stretch of time before work, I’d be paying too much attention to my watch.  I figured the treadmill was the lesser of all evils.  Ugh.

Monday August 29 – Rest

Tuesday August 30 – 60 minutes elliptical on cross train setting

  • Cable squat row (1 set of 12 reps each at 70/80/90 lbs)
  • Romanian Deadlifts with Unilateral Row (3 sets of 12 reps at 15 lbs)
  • Incline Pushups (3 sets of 12 reps)
  • Choppy things (I don’t know what it’s actually called and I saw it online: take a barbell and hold it over your right shoulder, then straight up, then over to left shoulder.  Anyway, I did 3 sets of 12 reps with 15 lbs barbell)
  • Jack knife on Exercise Ball (3 sets of 12 reps)
  • Lunge with BOSU Ball (3 sets of 12 reps with 15 lbs barbells)

Wednesday August 31 – 10 kms with fartleks (61.24 minutes)

Thursday September 1 – Treadmill (30 minutes)

Friday September 2 – Treadmill (25 minutes)

  • Bent leg Deadlift (3 sets of 12 reps with 40 lbs barbells)
  • Kettlebell Swing (3 sets of 12 reps with 35 lbs kettle bell)
  • Whole lotta planking!

Saturday September 3 – Snoozefest

Sunday September 4 – Treadmill (35 minutes)

I did treat myself to one of my favourite meals this week.  It’s delicious and so fast to make: a whole container of arugula topped with sliced steak, covered in a lemon vinaigrette and parmesan cheese.  Fast, tasty, and fairly healthy.  Boom.


5 thoughts on “Summary August 29 – September 4

      1. Hahah , yes, no worries. I was thinking the same thing when someone nominated me, because I didn’t know how to strike out, but figured it out! (in case you didn’t find it, when you go to post it is at the top where the change of font is) lol 🙂

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