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Monday Mantra + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

What a weekend. I’ll post a full weekend recap later today (hopefully) but long story short…the movers were at our house until midnight on Friday and our entire weekend was consumed by unpacking. As I was drifting off to sleep at 11 p.m. last night I thought to myself, “I think I left my car door open in the driveway with a dog bed on top of my car” and sure enough when I walked outside this morning my door was in fact open. My mind is in a million places right now (as are all of my belongings!).

Oh moving.

How about some positive words to kick off the week?

Life Advice

I read this to some of my yoga classes last week and I love it.

Last Week’s Workouts

Workouts took a bit of a backseat to the move last week but I still got a few good ones in.

Monday: hot yoga

Tuesday: 5.5 mile run at 8:25 pace

Wednesday: Strength

500 meter row + dynamic warm up

3 rounds:
10 BOSU push ups
5 walking lunge combos (1 walking lunge on each side followed by three jump lunges to switch the lead leg)
10 ring rows
5 walking lunge combos

5 rounds:
10 back squats (105#)
10 overhand grip pull ups (first 10 strict and then the first 5 of each following set strict and then band assisted for last 5)

3 rounds:
15 chest flies (25# dumbbells)
10 deadlifts (105# barbell)

3 rounds:
15 tricep cable pressdowns
15 bicep curls (15# dumbbells)
10 single arm seated strict shoulder press (25# dumbbell)
10 TRX hamstring curls
10 TRX combos of holding a plank and taking the feet out like a jumping jack and then tucking knees to chest

Thursday: REST

Friday: Hot yoga

Saturday: REST

Sunday: 7 mile run at 8:30ish pace

Charlotte Greenway Running

My Sunday run was amazing. Our new house is just 0.3 miles from a nature trail that links to miles of greenway. I got 7 miles in all on trails and greenway! The girls are going to love, love, love this so much. I can’t wait to take them out exploring. Also, it was 50 degrees, clear and sunny. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

Weekly Workout Playlist

And here are my picks to power you though your workouts this week! Click here for the direct link to the playlist on Spotify.

See you guys later. Have a great Monday!

Do you prefer to run on streets or on trails or greeenways?

What’s your idea of perfect running weather?


{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Diana March 20, 2017, 8:19 am

    Moving is so stressful! Hope you’re settled in soon. Good luck with unpacking! Also I love the quote you shared! 🙂

  • Julie Running in a Skirt March 20, 2017, 8:53 am

    So cool that you are so close to that running trail now! I love trails and greenways!

  • Alyssa March 20, 2017, 9:52 am

    moving is really sucky but that trail looks amazing!! thanks for sharing the good vibes to kick off the week!

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:21 pm

      Thanks Alyssa!

  • Nathaly March 20, 2017, 10:12 am

    Great week of training!

    I will always prefer to run in trails / greenways. However, running in the streets is the easiest option I have all the time. My idea of perfect running weather is around 60 degrees. I live in South Florida so it’s easy for me to get cold.

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:21 pm

      I am a total wuss in the cold too! I love 50-70 degrees! 🙂

  • ACKTIVE LIFE March 20, 2017, 10:43 am

    I typically only run on the sidewalks or roads, but I would like to explore trail running more to switch things up. So glad that you are all moved in and didn’t rain or someone didn’t steal your car…Happy Monday! xoxo

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:21 pm

      I don’t think you’ll have many trails in Charleston but tons of beautiful waterfront routes!

  • Alyssa March 20, 2017, 12:39 pm

    Love the Monday mantra. Perfect timing for me to read those words.
    We chose our new house for several reasons, but one of the biggest was the close proximity to walking and running trails. Most are paved, which I prefer a bit more than trails (I’m super clumsy!). Have a great week.

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:20 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it and found the words helpful! Awesome that you are also close to good trails. And I’m super clumsy too so I’ll have to really watch it when I’m running!

  • Sharon March 20, 2017, 2:09 pm

    I love this quote, too! Although I must say that I think it’s a tall order. . . maybe just for me? LOL

    We have been getting our house ready to list for sale, so I have related to your moving challenges. Such a stressful process!

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:19 pm

      Something to strive for and stay grounded in!

      Gosh, I know that pre-listing time is hard! Good luck with the sale.

  • Kristi March 20, 2017, 3:07 pm

    Moving is such an energy drain! Sorry you are in the midst of it. I love that quote. Does it have an attribution if I wanted to share it with others?

    • Jen March 23, 2017, 8:19 pm

      I found it on Pinterest. I’ve googled it to try to see if it has an author but I can’t find one.

  • Katie @ Live Half Full March 20, 2017, 9:32 pm

    My perfect running weather is just warm enough- around 50 and cloudy! Bring on spring!

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