Winter Training Report #4

Happy Monday!

Training has been going ok – Last week was a pretty slow week in terms of workouts. I only made it to the gym twice, and only completed one run. I had all intentions of going out on Sunday since the weather was really nice but I only had a window between 7:30am-8:00am to go out before P had to go to work. As you can probably figure – I slept through that window 🙂 Sometimes sleep is a bit more important. I’m not really training for anything right now and probably being more active right now than other winters. In 2 weeks, I plan on starting actual training to gear up for the Around the Bay 5K.


Winter Training Report

January 1st – January 18th


January 1-4 – NOTHING

I did nothing during the first few days of 2015. January 1st was a nothing day because I raced the day before. January 2 I was driving back to Ottawa. January 3/4, it was the weekend and I was by myself with Max. So nothing happened in terms of workouts

January 5 – GoodLife

Finally back to the gym! It was the first day back at work and Max was back at daycare. I was able to make it to the gym for an hour long workout. I ran 2 miles and then did a strength workout including weighted lunges and squats and a few other exercises with the functional weight resistant trainers that use cables. I’ve been liking using them!

January 6 – Nothing

January 7 – Birthday Workout

I completed my birthday workout. 3.2 miles + assorted strength exercises

January 8-11 – nothing again…..

January 12 – BodyFlow

My first BodyFlow class in quite some time. I used to go to BodyFlow all.the.time. But, since most of the BodyFlow classes are scheduled when I can’t go, I haven’t been able to make it. Luckily on Monday’s, there is a 10:30am class, and if it is one of my 4 hour gap between classes days, I can make it. BodyFlow definitely kicked my butt! It was also fun to see so many other runners there. I saw people wearing Around the Bay, Ottawa Race Weekend and Boston t-shirts! I hope to get to more BodyFlow classes!

January 13 – Workout at home

I didn’t make it to the gym – so I did my glute bridges, squats, lunges and clam shells at home.

January 14 – GoodLife

I went to the gym in the evening. I brought Max with me, as the Jump program was running (daycare). Max enjoyed playing with all the toys while I ran 1.5 miles and went through my strength routine – Lunges, squats, rows, tricep extensions, etc. I ran the 1.5 miles beside another runner who was running at the same speed as me. That was fun! When I go to the gym at 2pm, there is almost no one there and I run alone. It was fun having someone run beside me.

January 15 – Nothing

January 16 – Workout at home

Usual exercises – Glutes, squats, lunges – that sort of thing

January 17 – Nothing

January 18 – Workout at home



Workout Summary

It has been a busy couple of weeks! Since robotics season is in full swing, P is working late on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and works all weekend. Therefore, if I don’t go to the gym after school, no running will happen. I don’t have a treadmill at home, which sucks during months like this one. I do believe that I am running/workout out more than previous winters, so I am trying not to be too stressed about it. I am currently not training for anything and still on a bit of a break. Work has also been a bit more busy, and when it comes down to it – getting final projects ready and marking student papers is a *bit* more important at this time of year. The school I work at in the afternoons ends later than the school I’ve been working at all semester – and I have a very limited window to go on a run/get to the gym. I haven’t run outside at all since the Resolution Run – but I’m hoping that the temperatures stay a bit more normal, rather than Polar Vortex cold.

The next couple of weeks should be a bit more stable. Less supply work (I still cover an additional morning class at my AM school) and less marking. Exam week should be a solid workout week, as I don’t have to be at school all day – one of the few benefits of being a part-time teacher!

Happy Running!

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  1. Jane @ 50statecanuck

    I seriously don’t know what I would do with my treadmill at home!!!!

    But you’re right to not stress about it!!!
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  2. Heather @ GirlGoesRunning

    Happy Belated Birthday! I wish I had a TM at home for when the weather is crappy out. 🙁
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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      I’m lucky I have access to one at the gym this winter – last year, nothing. All I had was the indoor track and that didn’t go well

  3. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    Your workout still > mine (which is full of “nothing” days haha). I’ve half resigned myself to the fact that I won’t be exercising regularly until at least April, when I’m back home.

  4. Jesica @rUnldylike

    Nice work on fitting things in when you can. You will find your groove again! Consistency is the biggest key to success. Finding time for you where you can make it happen is hard but you can do it. I know you’ve got this! xoxo
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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      Thanks 🙂

      Yes – for me, it is all about squeezing workouts in. Finishing a marathon training plan was a pretty big deal for me – but really, my Fall schedule gave me enough “me time” to run!


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