Lighter Week In Workouts (catching up)



Much lighter week in workouts to report today!

I haven’t posted since last Monday which is unusual for me but I had warned there was a chance that would happen. So let’s catch up!

Last week was amazing yet basically all-consuming in that I was back and forth to the city from Tuesday afternoon through early evening Thursday for work meetings. It was a truly wonderful learning experience plus super great to see everyone (since most of us are spread out around the world with only a few of us here in New York).

My workout routine was affected in that there was NO WAY I was getting up any earlier than I had to squeeze my usual run, walk, or Pure Barre workout in before I had to leave for the city. My sleep was definitely more important so that I was able to be at my best mentally during the long days ahead. While yes, a workout can boost your energy levels both mentally and physically, I am not the type who can sacrifice sleep. I need as many hours as I can get!

I see nothing wrong with a couple of days off from routine, especially when you are busy doing something important.

Monday – Really Long Walk

I didn’t plan on walking for as long as I did (something like an hour and a half!) but I ended up on the phone for a while and the time just flew by. I think I walked around 5 miles? That’s really long for me.

Tuesday – 30 Min Run/15 Min Pure Barre

I had time this morning before going into the city later in the day so I went with a 30-minute run followed by quick Pure Barre workout where I combined a 10 min seat/abs workout plus 5 minutes for arms.

Not sure why my first mile, which is usually my warm-up mile, came in faster than the rest of my run. I didn’t feel faster so I wonder if Runkeeper was accurate on this day, or a little bit off.

30 min run

Wednesday – In City

No workout today as I left too early to be in the city. It’s worth noting how happy I was to see breakfast both mornings when arriving at our meetings. Even though I always eat breakfast before leaving the house, it was nice to have some fruit and coffee to keep me going through the morning meetings.


Thursday – In City

I took the train into the city today because I didn’t feel like driving again today. We could count my morning walk from the train to 52nd/5th (where our meetings were being held) and even count the walk back to the train. It was so nice out today that I didn’t bother catching a cab. I wanted the fresh air and a little bit of movement especially since I was sitting most of the day. I really do love a good walk!

Worth noting the afternoon ice cream break during today’s meetings. 🙂

Haagen daz

Friday – 45 Min Walk/10 Min Pure Barre

I was home today but still pretty tired from the week so running was just not happening today. My mood was more for fresh air while walking, knowing I will probably be more up for running this weekend.

Saturday – Another Walk

I was in the city again today (not for work) which interfered with my usual Saturday workout window. When I was home later in the day, I went for a walk.

Sunday – 30 Min Run/30 Min Walk

I ran 30 minutes easy and then walked another 30 minutes or so. I was not in the mood to run more than I did and didn’t feel like Pure Barre.

Hopefully, I get back to routine this week with some quality runs and Pure Barre workouts!

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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