Opted for afternoon miles, which allowed me to get outside for some quickly, paced miles (#OptOutside).
Followed by upper-body strengthening with some hip work thrown in. I’ve been using exercise straps/bands to do claim shells, leg lifts, squats, and bridges to work on hip stability.
The upper-body strength included rounds of dynamic bicep curls, hammer curls, overhead tricep, shoulder press, rear flies, bent over rows, and frontal and lateral shoulder raises. #StrongFaster
AM: Started the day with 45 (sweaty) minutes of spin. It was a rainy day, so decided to crosstrain, along with some dynamic stretching. Followed by a green smoothie (one of my favorite, simple recipes: greens + protein seeds + frozen fruit + non-dairy milk + banana or avocado).
I’ve been working on hamstring and glute strengthening as a part of my PT routine, I’ve been working on this religiously!!! (Hoping good things will come!!!)
Jump switch lunges
Side plank with leg lift
Bridge on stability ball
Rain showers pushed my run indoors. I was able to catch up on life with 6-progression, treadmill miles and Good Morning America and US Weekly.
PM: 2-Mile warm-up + upper body strengthening (weights and core); followed by some rolling.
A double workout was necessary in preparation for “Lamb Shack” dinner at Zahav in Old City. My husband and I had been putting off our reservations there for a few months, and once we realized that February was their special “Lamb Shack” month we knew it was not-to miss!
It was sooooo worth it. It was a tasting menu of some of their popular items, as well as some new items. Needless to say by the end, we were both stuffed to the max.
We started with the best hummus I have ever tasted and house baked laffa. The first course started with six dishes of veggies, including brussel sprouts, carrots, beets, and eggplant. The next course was harder veggies, including fried cauliflower.
The main course included branzino, filet, and lamb shoulder marinated in molasses (to-die-for).
Dessert included chocolate bread pudding, meyer lemons sorbet, and the cutest cookies.
AM: 40 minute warm-up + 30 minute kettle bell workout
[kettle bell squats, deadlifts, swings, burpees, bridges….etc].
Followed by…. all the cereal, sometimes you have to take drastic measures to make it happen.
PM: Went to my very first ZUMBA class, with my mama.
This pretty much sums it up:
AM: Happy #NationalWearTheGibblersDay!!!! All the rainbows for the premiere of the Fuller House (I know what I’m doing tonight). And 6-tempo miles in my Gibblers!!! (Morning win!). 2 mile WU + 3 miles @ MP + 1 mile CD.
My NEW Oiselle Volee Verrzano Bra gave me some extra motivation!
PM: 2 mile warm up, and another round of hamstring and glute stability exercises.
I’m wiped it was a long week, looking forward to relaxing tonight in preparation for tomorrow’s LR, and of course preparing for Oscar Weekend!!!
What’s your run plans? Are you planning watch the Oscars?