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Strength Training Check-In + Breakfast for Dinner

I have still not gotten over my fear of strength training alone in the gym, so I still haven’t gone to the gym alone to lift. Despite having perused this book.

But, on the upside, I’m still remaining conscious of pushing myself to do things other than cardio to keep strong.

Last week:

Monday: Barre Burn

Wednesday: hot yoga

Friday: forgot to blog about it, but I did hot yoga again with Selena

That’s a total of four hours of strengthening. I’ve been shooting for 120 minutes/2 hours, so I’m pleased with that.

It’s been nice not having a training plan since I finished my last half-marathon last month, but I think I thrive on training plans, so I’m going to start training this week for my upcoming sprint tri.

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Courtesy of my man Hal Higdon.

The race isn’t for another 10 weeks, but I’m starting early and just doing weeks one and two twice each. I’ll be doing Physique for my strength until I run out of classes. I have an incredibly busy month of travel–by June 1, I will have spent time in: NY, NJ, MA, MD, DC, NC and possibly RI–so I’ll likely have to move some of these workouts around and possibly forgo a few. I’m totally doing this race for fun, so I’m okay with that. I don’t know much about triathlon-ing, so I don’t know what a good time is or isn’t (and don’t want to know!)


I had a turkey burger, brown rice and broccoli for lunch today.


When I got home, I realized I didn’t have much food (being in NJ yesterday meant that I didn’t get to go grocery shopping), but I still wanted to challenge myself to cook. I’ve been spending too much money on eating out lately. I made an easy egg wrap for dinner. I scrambled two eggs with a bit of almond milk and threw in some salsa. Boom. Dinner in less than 5 minutes.

One of my things that’s been on my blog to-do list for a while is to put up a FAQ page. So what do you want to know?

Quick Strength-Training Check-In

Last week wasn’t the greatest workout week for me, but it wasn’t bad either.

Tuesday: a nice morning run and an 8-mile bike ride

Wednesday: does lifting a wine glass to my lips count?

Thursday: 9-mile bike ride

Friday: strength training in front of the TV

Saturday: volunteering. How does that count as a workout, you ask? Dude, you try pulling weeds and planting stuff for 5+ hours and then tell me it’s not a workout. My hamstrings were so sore yesterday!

Sunday: 5-mile run

I didn’t get in as much strength as I would have liked to, but at least I’m trying to be more cognizant of adding it into my mix.

Tonight, I took a Barre Burn class. After trying Physique 57, I have to say, I think Barre Burn is more difficult in some ways.


While you use one of these bars for balance, you also have to keep the bar upright, which requires more core strength. In other barre classes, the barre is stationary.

Either way, I had some quivering thighs and a quivering core, so it was a good class.

Lunch was good, too. I have a lot going on after work this week, so my mom came in to dognap Bailey. She also bought me lunch which was as exciting for her as it was for me. She put on a suit and pretended she was on a lunch break, too, and I got a free lunch. Win win.


We went to Thalia and got the prix fixe. I did the salad…


…and a chicken sandwich with avocado mousse and an olive tapenade, which my mom and I weren’t fans of. We don’t like olives. I was a huge fan of the sweet potato chips, though. My allergy medicine totally killed my appetite, so I only had half for lunch, and then had the other half for dinner tonight after getting my hair did. (Pictures of the hair tomorrow.)

Honestly, I don’t have it in me right now to figure out my exact workouts for the rest of the week, so I’ll just tell you what I’d like to accomplish. Two more sessions of strength training/strength training classes (including one workout that’s not a class or DVD. Gah.) At least two runs/bike rides. One yoga session. Rest day Sunday.

What kind of workouts do you have planned for the week?