I hope you enjoyed my reminiscent post yesterday. I promised you I would get back to my fitness/workout posts now.

Yesterday morning started about 6:00 am. We woke up and I took Wes to the gym to finish his last “longer” run before Chicago.

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It was so peaceful and quiet on the drive back. I had to finish up packing and getting things ready to leave.

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I look way too happy to be going on a 8 hour road trip. I guess I was excited to get out of Erie for a bit.

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I drove about 5 of the 8 hours so that Wes could get some studying done, but when I did get a break from driving I started my new The Runner’s Body book.

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I am really excited about getting into this and broadening my knowledge. I have heard really great things about it!

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Even though we are traveling for serious business, we get to spend time with family!

It took us about 8-9 hours to get to my parent’s house and then we headed out to meet my brother and his wife for dinner. I’m sorry I didn’t take any pictures though, we were pretty tired and just need some time to relax.

It was just what I needed after a long drive in the car.

I also made these awesome protein bars on Friday so we would have some healthier snack options while traveling.

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Instead of making them into bars, I opted to roll them in to small travel sized balls. This way they were an easy “snack food” to eat in the car.

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I followed Katie’s recipe, but instead of using vanilla I used chocolate protein powder.

I love them, but next time I think I am going to try adding some dried fruit or a few extra additives to give it a different taste.

I have learned over time that by packing small healthier snacks it avoids me grabbing something quick and unhealthy that I don’t need at a gas station along the way.

Another week has come and gone, and I am happy to say that exercise wise I did much better this week!

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Monday – 20 minutes ab workout, 10 minute arm workout

Tuesday – 20 minutes ab workout

Wednesday – 20 minutes ab workout, 10 minute arm workout

Thursday – 20 minutes ab workout

Friday – 20 minutes ab workout

Saturday – 20 minutes ab workout, 10 minute arm workout before leaving.

Sunday – rest

Overall I am still keeping my workouts easy and low intensity, but I am happy that I stuck to my strength routine and got in what I needed to!

You can also add about 20-30 minutes of walking each day.  I always make sure to take my dog on short walks throughout the day. My leg isn’t quite where it can stand real long walks, so breaking it up makes it easier.

I am not yet sure if cross training will begin this week. I’ve been taking it super easy in hopes that it will when we get back to PA, but we will see how it goes. I will continue to listen to my body to determine when it is ready to cross train.

How did your training go this week?

Anyone race? We all know October is racing month!!

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