Earlier Sunrises + Treadmill Days Are Coming (weekly workout recap)

fall running

The earlier sunrises are definitely a good thing for morning runners or those with an early morning exercise routine. The early sunrise really makes such a difference for me, even if it means that it looks like midnight by 5:00 PM these days.

Pretty soon though, the dark and cold mornings are going to keep me from wanting to run/walk outside in the morning.

I haven’t been to the gym in my community or used a treadmill since March of 2020. The gym closed at the start of the pandemic but then when it reopened, I didn’t go back because running on the treadmill with a mask on was not at all appealing to me. I’m pretty sure the mask mandate is no longer in place so assuming I don’t need to wear one, I may go back and give the treadmill in the gym a shot this winter. It’s not like I run so much anyway, even just a few miles indoors will feel better for me than cold morning miles. I DO NOT like running in the cold winter air.

So, it looks like I may be revisiting my old treadmill workouts for winter pretty soon!

Monday – 5 Mile Run

I was so happy to have the earlier sunrise again!

fall running

Tuesday – 19 Min Full Body Power Series (1 lb weights) + 3 Mile Walk

Wednesday – 3 Mile Run

Thursday – 25 Min Full Body (1 lb weights + resistance band) + 45 Min Walk

Friday – 37 Min Yoga w/side of Pilates (bodyweight)

Although I’ve done this flow many times over the last year, I often forget how much I enjoy it. I also forget that it’s challenging at times, in the best way possible.

Saturday – 3 Mile Run

Three miles was where I was at today. For so long I ran 12-15 miles every Saturday morning and now? Three miles is enough. Funny how that happens.

Sunday – Melissa Wood Health Combo

  • 23 Min Yoga
  • 23 Min Power Arms & Abs (1 lb weights + ball)

The ball behind your lower back makes this so hard and so killer BUT I get better at it every time.

Melissa wood health


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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