The sun has finally arrived! Let’s hope it lasts. Let’s see how we did this week.
Kerry: Boot camp day today. I almost skipped class this morning. I ended up taking a nap Sunday afternoon, which in turn, led me to stay up until 11:30 Sunday night. I finally fell asleep and then Jalen woke up at 1am and I was up with him until 1:30. I kept looking at the clock thinking, “there is no way I am getting up in 3 hours to go to boot camp”. But alas, Jalen woke up again at 4:30 and needed to eat. Once I was done feeding him, I was up and decided to forge ahead. Today we did an AMRAP (as many reps as possible). We started with 6 minutes–that consisted of 10 jump squats, 10 sit ups, and 10 push up planks. The next series was 5 minutes and we did 8 lunge jumps, 8 tricep dips, and 20 jumping jacks. We did that through 1 minute with varying exercises for each interval–burpees, mountain climbers, step ups, and plank. The last-minute we held plank. I was able to sneak in a picture.
Lara: Monday is usually a run day for me, but due to the race yesterday, today would have been 4 run days in a row. Since I’m trying to be smart with my running and taking care of my muscles, I decided it was a stretch day instead. My body definitely thanked me for it. My hips are tight as indicated in the picture, but at least I gave them some much-needed attention.
Kerry: I got out for a 3 mile run today. I was a little sore. I think maybe the 8 mile run Saturday and the race Sunday caught up with me. My plan was to do an easy 3 miles. After mile 1, I looked at my pace and it was 7:41. I knew I needed to slow down. I finished. My average pace was 8:18. I look thrilled in the picture below.
Lara: Turned out I was the only one of my lunchtime workout crew to workout today. I did a 20 minute workout from the Nike Training App and then enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside with a walk and hang with the turtles sunning themselves. I honestly did not want to go back into the office afterwards. If I was able to choose my favorite weather for 365 days a year, it is this type of weather.
Kerry: Boot camp today. I kind of had a feeling this was coming but today we did hills! I normally like hill workouts but I was tired this morning. I wish I brought my phone with me today to show you the hill but I left it in the car. Anyway, we did several laps up and down the hill. The trainer had cones throughout the hill so each time up we would run to a different cone. To give you an idea of the workout-I took this snapshot of my Fitbit at 10am this morning. 53 floors–whoa!
Lara: Today was a 4 mile run and it wasn’t very fun. Actually it was kind of tough. During the route I was running, I have to cross over the commuter rail train tracks in two separate places. Of course, as I reached it for the first time, a train came by. I ended up doing laps around the parking lot until it was on its way again. Then, I decided during a straightway, that I would do fartlek intervals in between telephone poles. It was like I was out to punish myself. My legs were definitely feeling it today.
My workout didn’t end there. I did go for another walk at lunch time. And then after work, it was another couch to 5K night. My friend’s daughter gave me a new hairdo for the run. She said that she wanted to make sure they all stayed in during the run. To be honest, I completely forget they were in there until we finished and she counted them. The weather is still so gorgeous.
Kerry: I have a lot going on this weekend so had to switch my running schedule up this week. This morning I set out bright and early for an 8 mile run. I wanted to make sure I got my long run in since I have been doing so good with keeping up with them. This run was a little slower than last week. Normally I get a rest day in before my long run but this week that didn’t happen. I still did good with pace-8:30/mile. I was definitely feeling a little worn out but was happy I got the run in. Getting up so early has its benefits too–look at this gorgeous sunrise.
Lara: There was a big annual meeting at work today, so I planned on not having the time to workout at lunchtime. I got out of bed early and worked out in my pjs. As convenient as it is, I also know why wearing cotton for a workout is frowned upon.
And as it turns out, I did have time to workout after lunch. It ended up being a very brisk walk outside. Awesome. But not too brisk that I wasn’t able to spot a turtle trying to cross the road as a big pickup truck was heading its way!
Kerry: My intention today was to get out for a slow 3 mile recovery run but as I was walking out the door this morning, Jada asked to come with me. It’s very rare on a weekday that she is up and ready when I leave, so I figured why not. I ended up taking her in the BOB with me. That things is a beast. I ended up only doing 2.5 miles and I did walk a little bit with her. But I was certainly happy that I got to spend some extra time with her this morning.
Lara: I totally had to drag myself out of bed this morning. I did not sleep well and I was up early, so I figured I would just do it. I had ordered a new hat for a race I’m running in July and took the opportunity to break it in. It was only a 3 mile run. Actually 3.13 on Friday the 13th. Funny how that worked out.
Kerry: I actually was going to skip a run today because I had to be at the airport at 7am. I was heading out for a quick 24 hour trip to New Jersey to go to my brother’s surprise 30th. I was up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep so excited last-minute I had time to get a run in. I knew I probably wouldn’t be eating well so figured a little exercise could help offset that. I got a quick 4 miles in and I am so glad I made the decision to run.
Lara: Normally a long run day for me, I had to skip it this morning. Last night Kayley came home early from dance not feeling well and super tired. It’s more important for me that I am home if she needs me (she had originally had plans to be at a friends but ended up staying home), than to get a run in. After a long night’s sleep, so woke up feeling much better. So better that she agreed to go for a walk to Dunkin Donuts which is easily a good mile away. We ended up doing one of my running routes that is about 3.5 miles. I may not have gotten a long run in, but I got a nice walk with my kiddo instead.
Kerry: Today will be a rest day for me. It’s currently 6:30am and I am sitting at my gate in the airport waiting to head home.
I have a big day ahead of me…..my little munchkin is 3 years old today. So once I land in Boston, it’s birthday celebration time!
Lara: Another night that I didn’t sleep well. I woke up at 4:30 and started to think about whether or not I should run. I eventually got myself up and out the door. After successfully running 9 miles, I actually timed it perfectly to eat breakfast with the family. They were kind enough to bring my flip-flops with them!