week 49 workout summary

I got back to Toronto Tuesday evening, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since: buy a tree, put up & trim the tree, add some holiday décor to the fireplace/mantle, dining room, and foyer, reorganize pantry and take inventory for the holiday baking, deal with the first snowstorm… in other words, loads of excuses to…

week 48 workout summary

Week 48 brought with it a return to good health, so after two weeks of lacklustre workouts due to illness, this past week was a good opportunity to ramp things back up. The DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which inspired this post on Friday was likely caused by the combo of Tuesday’s Power Circuit Training session (where…

week 47 workout summary

What was that I was saying about finally being back to normal last Friday? It turns out that my return to health was short-lived. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday saw me back in the pink, and returning to BodyPump and other regular gym activities. And then Tuesday Nov 26th rolled around. I boarded my flight to Vegas at 9am,…

week 46 workout summary

I will never regret my 5k Ugly Sweater Run a week ago Saturday, but as I noted in my race recap post and also in last week’s weekly update, running with a head cold wreaked havoc on my already weakened immune system. This past week was spent paying for my good time Saturday. An incessant cough, accompanied with a lovely…

week 44 workout summary

Week 44, AKA a return to BodyPump.  I’m so pumped (pun intended) to be back in Toronto and my BodyPump classes at the gym.  Since we were still officially on the road Sunday (we flew from Vegas to Buffalo on Saturday, then stayed overnight for the Bills game on Sunday), it meant arriving home pretty…

week 43 workout summary

This week I hit another milestone in my year of sweat journey: I made it to the end of my 10th month of consecutive daily workouts, and celebrated with a great hike on Friday. The rest of the week was pretty anti-climactic. And, as much as I love being here in Vegas, with access to these beautiful surrounding mountains, the truth is…

week 42 workout summary

Without a doubt, the highlight of this workout week was Friday’s hike at Trail Canyon, with the extension to Cave Spring. The hike is described as strenuous, which may be the understatement of the century. Mr. Enthusiasm agreed that this was probably the toughest hike we’ve done to date, and that includes the 12+ mile,…

week 41 workout summary

The highlight of this workout week was, no doubt, my hike at Mary Jane Falls on Wednesday because a) it was on my birthday, and b) it was a new personal best.  Aside from that, in the vein of continuing to try new things, on Thursday I tackled the parcourse at the outdoor track nearby. I have…

week 40 workout summary

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this week’s workouts. I feel good about meeting my new goal of achieving a better mix between cardio and strength training. From a ‘trying new things’ perspective, I attempted Chin Ups and Dips on that fantastic machine at the gym that “assists” you by providing counterweight. Make no mistakes about how big a help…