Happy Super Bowl Sunday! (Yesterday someone asked me what I was doing for the game and I asked them, “what game is even on tomorrow?” True story.) I’m checking in with my weekly workout recap but I also have a fun giveaway for you at the end so read on!
Overall, it was a great week for me with two CrossFit WODs, two runs, two circuit workouts and four yoga practices (five if I go this afternoon). I would have liked to have subbed one of the strength/circuit workouts for a run but it was really cold most of the week so I was lacking the motivation!
4 mile run
It was 65 degrees and sunny in Charlotte on Monday with snow and freezing temps forecasted for the next few days so all I wanted to do was soak up the sun and run. I had a great run while listening to the Fire Starter Sessions…which always puts some pep in my step.
Ashtanga + CrossFit class
I’m one month in to my recommitment to ashtanga and it’s feeling so good. I practiced after I taught. Later that day I did a CrossFit class at the gym before teaching yoga. We started out with push press for the strength work. I worked up to sets of three with 85#.
4 min AMRAP: 15 push press, 10 double unders
rest 1 min
4 min AMRAP: 10 push press, 20 double unders
rest 1 min
4 min AMRAP: 5 push press, 30 double unders
rest 1 min
I have been working my shoulders a ton lately so I subbed deadlifts for the push press to get a little posterior chain work in. It was a great workout. The double unders totally crushed me.
CrossFit WOD + Hot vinyasa yoga
I had 10 minutes to workout between finishing coaching and going to a yoga class so I did 10 minutes of our 20 minute AMRAP.
20 minute AMRAP
5 power cleans
10 knees to elbows
15 wall balls
I got five rounds in. I think 25 power cleans, 50 knees to elbows and 75 wall balls in 10 minutes is pretty good! 😛
Circuit Training Class + Hot vinyasa yoga
My 8:30 a.m. client cancelled so I stayed at the gym to take our circuit training class. It was “snowpocalypse” themed and full of burpees. I LOVED this workout and felt amazing the whole time. I finished in just over 22 minutes and found that I didn’t need the one minute rest between rounds because I was so recovered after the sit ups, planks and wall sits. Try this one at home. Our trainer Billy who put it together is so awesome! I went to yoga after where I skipped all most of the chaturangas and all the abs. I thought I already had that covered for the day!
Hot vinyasa yoga
2.5 mile run, Strength circuit
I hit up the gym when I needed a break from the great purge. I ran 2.5 easy miles on the treadmill then did the following strength circuit.
20 squats (#75 bar, 5 front squats, 15 back squats)
10 pull ups (light band)
10 bosu push ups
20 bosu sit ups
Hot yoga…on my way to class shortly!
Brady Bands Giveaway
Like the headband I have on in the photo above? There’s a great story behind it and a chance for you to win one. I was contacted by Amber who owns Brady Bands. They sell non-slip headbands, hair ties, dressy headbands and winter ear-warmer headbands. She started the company last January and named it after her son Brayden who passed away from brain cancer. In his honor she donates at least 10 percent of sales to childhood cancer research.
I told Amber that I was more than happy to support her and her business and to share her story and product with you.
I received my headbands yesterday and immediately put one on to go workout. They really are nonslip (the inside of the band is velvet so it also doesn’t tug at your hair). My headband stayed in place for the entire duration of my workout, including the running. I encourage you to check out her site and the huge variety of hair ties and headbands that Brady Bands offers. I love that they sell both non-slip workout headbands and dressier casual headbands. The designs are great!
Brady Bands has generously offered to give away a headband to a reader. Please check out the site and tell me which headband you’d like for a chance to win! Giveaway open until Wednesday at midnight EST. U.S. residents. One comment per reader.