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Hi everyone, I’m back! We actually returned Friday night, but I’m still trying to catch up and get ready for work, as I have to get back to the office tomorrow. Way too soon, but I can’t help it.

This Workout Recap is so overdue, but better late than never, right? Right! So, here we go.

Running

  • 7 times
  • Total distance: 23.6 miles (38,0 km)
  • Total time: 4:30:00

Biking

  • 2 times
  • Total distance: 19 miles (30,6 km)
  • Total time: 1:30:00

Other workouts:

  • 4 strength workouts (1:55 hours)

Not that bad for such a crazy busy month. But my runs were few and slow. Sigh!

Sadly, I couldn’t find the time to exercise at all in the past two weeks. Holy tofu! That’s the longest break since January – back then I was sick for over a week with a stubborn virus.

Anyway, even though I have another busy week ahead, I want to get at least a few workouts in. I really need to get back to my usual routine, that’s crucial for my mental health.

Originally, I had a few races planned for this month, but I already missed one, and I’m not sure if I’m fit enough for the other one. We’ll see. I’ll set my hopes on October.

See you!

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Yikes! My workout recap for July is so late! The past few days I’ve been literally knocked out by some kind of stomach bug. I’ll spare you the details.

Back to the workouts! July was a great month for me! I’ve continued my strength circuit training at the gym, I achieved some personal distance records, and even ran my first 6 mile race.

Running

  • 9 times
  • Total distance: 35.1 miles (56,5 km)
  • Total time: 6:28:45

Biking

  • 2 times
  • Total distance: 10.5 miles (16,9 km)
  • Total time: 40:00

Other workouts:

  • 6 strength workouts (3:45 hours)

No Pilates this month because of Summer Break. Meh! My Pilates class is the only reason I’m looking forward to October.

I’ve been really consistent with my strength training last month. I don’t really see or feel any changes, but I still want to believe they’re happening.

There wasn’t much biking in July. The weather was exceptionally nasty. Oh well, you can’t get them all.

This month I’ll try to keep up with my workout schedule, but there’s some very stressful personal stuff going on in my life right now, so I’m not sure how many workouts I will be able to squeeze in.

See you!

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Thanks to my crazy-busy weekend, I almost forgot to write my monthly workout recap! But finally, here it is.

I didn’t run that much last month, somehow my running mojo kept leaving me again and again. I’d like to blame it on the weather, which has been alternating between scorching heat and chilly thunder storms for the past few weeks. I’m not exaggerating, I wish I was.

But I wasn’t that lazy either! Last month I went back to the gym, where one of the trainers planned out a circuit-style strength training routine for me. I’ve already completed it twice, and I really like it. It seriously kills my arms every time!

And I’ve also been biking a lot, either outdoors or on one of the stationary bikes at my gym. Let’s call June the Month Of Cross-Training, okay?

Running

  • 7 times
  • Total distance: 23.4 miles (37,7 km)
  • Total time: 4:21:50

Biking

  • 3 times
  • Total distance: 28 miles (45,1 km)
  • Total time: 2:20:00

Other workouts:

  • 1 Pilates session (60 minutes)
  • 4 strength workouts (120 minutes)

While I ran less often in June compared to the previous months, I did achieve a new distance record! My longest run so far was 5.3 miles. Not bad at all!

In July I’ll try to increase my mileage again, while keeping up with my strength training. Not an easy goal for a girl who loves her couch so much, but I’ll do my very best.

See you!

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So, May is already behind us, and so is my first 5k race! Afterwards I ended up in some kind of workout slump, though, so my mileage dropped a little. But I won’t get upset about it. I’m still running and working out, just a little less.

Running

  • 9 times
  • Total distance: 29.75 miles (47,88 km)
  • Total time: 5:32:26

Other workouts:

  • 3 Pilates sessions (3 hours)
  • 1 DVD workout (45 minutes)

While I ran less often in May compared to April, I did manage to get some distance records in. My longest run so far was 4.6 miles. Yeah!

My Pilates training was more consistent again. Too bad next week’s class will be the last one for a while. They’re taking a long summer break, but I’ve already signed up for the next class that starts in October.

No biking this month. Somehow we couldn’t find the time. I hope, this will change in June.

My PLANKS training is not going so well, I’m really struggling with it. Guess my training plan sucks? Well, we’ll see where I’ll be at the end.

Have a great weekend!

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April was a really great month for me and my training! I ran more often, longer, and faster than last month. And I signed up for my very first race! It’s a 5k close to my workplace, and it’s already this Friday! I’m getting nervous.

Running

  • 11 times
  • Total distance: 35.93 miles (57,82 km)
  • Total time: 6:32:00

Other workouts:

  • 1 Pilates session (1 hour)
  • 1 elliptical workout (30 minutes)
  • 1 bike ride (18 miles in 1:45 hours)

I really ran a lot last month! For next month I plan to include some longer runs and gradually increase my distances. There was another bike ride, too. The hills around here nearly killed me, again. But that won’t stop me from riding. Ha!

I’ve been slacking a little with my Pilates class lately, but it’s not entirely my fault. Our instructor went on vacation for two weeks. I’m looking forward to getting back into my class this week.

Wait, there’s more! I’ve also been continuing the 100 pushups program. Today I did my final test and completed 40 full pushups at once! Considering that I started with only five I’m very proud of my progress. My arms look better than ever, just in time for summer dresses. 🙂

See you!

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Is it just me or was March just passing by at light speed?! It was a busy but good month, I accomplished a lot and made some great progress. Last month I had my first run with an average pace of under 11:00 min/mile!

Running

  • 9 times
  • Total distance: 26.2 miles (42,16 km)
  • Total time: 4:56:05

Other workouts:

  • 3 Pilates sessions (3 hours)
  • 1 elliptical workout (30 minutes)
  • 1 bike ride (13 miles in 80 minutes)

Look, I ran a marathon! I didn’t plan this, I swear. Ok, it took me an entire month, but I’m still proud of it. And I’ve had my first bike ride this year. Looking forward to many more, as I really love biking.

I’ve also been doing the 100 pushups program. The first two weeks went really well and I’m already a lot stronger than when I started. Awesome!

This month I want to increase my mileage again, adding some longer runs. And I’ll continue the pushups program, let’s see how many I can do at the end of April.

See you!

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Oh my, February is already over, Spring is approaching (yeah!), and it’s time for another workout recap.

Running

  • 9 times
  • Total distance: 24.55 miles (39,5 km)
  • Total time: 4:48:20

Other workouts:

  • 3 Pilates sessions (3 hours)
  • 1 strength workout (25 minutes)

I must say, I’m quite pleased with this. I probably should increase my strength training, but at least I’m making some progress with running. Finally!

If the mild temperatures stay around, I’ll try to get in more outdoor runs. They’re so much more fun than the muggy gym and the boring treadmill.

See you!

24,55

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