Week 1 of 2013: Dec 30 - Jan 5

Sun, 12/30:

Rest Day

Mon, 12/31:

4-mile Run: It was very cold in the Bay Area and the route I ran crossed over six docks. I slipped twice and fell on the first two and walked across the other four. A dog that looked like Lassie also chased me. Nice way to end the year, eh?

Tues, 1/1:

31:02-min Run (3.12 miles): I was supposed to run the Brazen 10K but then this happened.

So instead, I ran for 31:02 which my coach listed as inversed for 2013 for good luck.

Followed it up with 35-min of "Yoga for Runners" on video on-demand.

Wed, 1/2:

Quadruple Workout Day?:

8:00 am: 20-min Pilates (from Hulu Plus) 12:30 pm: 45-min Strength Training Workout with Trainer Dave 4:15 pm: 45-min on the Bike Trainer 5:00 pm: 35-min Yoga for Runners

The benefit of working from home…

Thurs, 1/3:

40-min Track Workout (4.08-miles): It was so cold that despite my triple-layered top, gloves and headband covering my ears I was still frozen. I could barely move my fingers to get the car keys out of my pocket to drive home. I took a scalding hot shower and was still cold for the rest of the day.

Later in the day I did the Yoga for Runners workout, followed by a 20-min Pilates Workout

Fri, 1/4:

45-min Strength and Conditioning Workout with Trainer Dave: We met at Seal Point where I did three 1-min planks to warm-up, then did three sets of this circuit:

- 15 Push-ups - 10 TRX Low Rows - 15 TRX Squats with Bicep Curls - Ran up/down stairs (95) - 15 Burpees

Also did a different video on-demand Yoga workout

Sat, 1/5:

A 2-mile run in preparation for today’s 10K race (race report to come) followed by 25-min Pilates + 35-min Yoga for Runners.


After one week I’ve been able to successfully keep up with my goal of doing 20-min of yoga or Pilates every day. It definitely helps that I’m working from home and can turn on one of the many workouts on Hulu Plus or Comcast’s video on-demand whenever I need a 20-min break. And surprisingly, those workouts are quite good!