#MotivateMe Monday Linkup + Weekly Training Recap


If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Run Mommy Run for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great week last week.  My week was our usual level of busyness – hockey, softball, birthday parties, sports, sports, sports!  I was happy though because I have figured out how to fit my fitness in around our hectic schedule.  I ran 5 times, and did 4 strength workouts!  I’m really happy that I’ve taken my running to the next level – 5 runs in a week!

Monday: Got up and ran before work… by myself!  It was hard to get up but once I got out there it was ok.  Unfortunately my morning run pictures are going to look a lot more like this now that it’s dark when I start, and still dark when I finish 🙁

At lunch I went to my boot camp class.

Tuesday: Kettlebell EMOM Workout

Wednesday: Speed work with Becky.  1km warmup, 4 x 600 meter speed repeats with 600 meter recovery jogs.  My paces were much better than I’ve seen in a LONG time!

At lunch I went to my boot camp class.  We got to workout with medicine balls which made me a happy camper.  We did Russian twists with the medicine balls and jumping jacks while pressing the medicine balls up.  I think my next fitness equipment purchase will definitely be a medicine ball, what a tough workout!

Thursday: Ran 8k before work with Becky.  Despite working out twice the day before, my legs felt great!  

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Friday: Snuck out for a fast 7.7 k at lunch.  I ran so fast even though I was supposed to run “easy”.  My legs felt great so I let them guide me.

Saturday: Kettlebell workout in the living room while watching Scooby Doo with my middle daughter 🙂

Sunday: Snuck out for a 5k run morning run.  I didn’t feel like running, but my goal is to run 5 times in a week, so I found 30 minutes of free time so I laced up and just went.  The view of the pond near my house was gorgeous!

I then got all cleaned up for the Provincial Women’s Softball Association’s 2017 Award Banquet.  My daughter’s team was being honoured for winning the Provincial Grand Championships this past August.  My daughter even wore a dress!!

It was a great fitness week and I can tell that the consistency is really helping me to reach my goals. I hope I can keep up with it next week!

Here’s this week’s fitness plan:

Monday: 7k morning run + Lunch bootcamp class
Tuesday: Easy 8k lunch run
Wednesday: Morning speedwork (5 speed repeats) + lunch Bootcamp class
Thursday: Easy 6k lunch run 
Friday: 8k morning run
Saturday: 10k run
Sunday: Kettlebell HIIT Workout 

Have a great week!

What’s on your fitness plan this week?

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MotivateMe Monday - a weekly fitness linky

The “rules” are simple:

1. Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up. All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.

2. Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.

3.In your post, we would love it if you mentioned that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts Salads 4 Lunch and Run Mommy Run.

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  • Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner
    October 23, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Great job of keeping up your 5 days a week of running!