My Typical Weekly Workout Schedule
Getting back on the September blogging challenge bandwagon, today’s blog topic was supposed to be day #4. It’s now day 20. Oops. But now that I’ve finally figured out a routine of sorts (ok, let’s be honest, I just wing it most of the time), I’m back in the game. So what does my weekly workout schedule look like? Good question. I should probably make one.
Like everything else, I just kind of wing it. I try to fit workouts in where I can. I’d love to have a more set schedule, but with work, being a single parent, and all of the other curve balls life likes to throw at you, it’s difficult to anticipate what a day, let alone a whole week or month will look like. I do try to fit in at least 5-6 quality runs a week along with 3-5 days of some kind of strength training. Usually I just do whatever sounds good that day. So in a perfect world, my weekly schedule may look a little something like this…
Sunday – 7am running group at the Y (this I know I will do weekly since I’m getting paid to be there). Usually an easy 5-6 miles
10:30 – Hip Hop Hustle. Some days I just stick around the Y and workout between my run and class. Some days I chill at Panera
11:30 – BodyPump
Monday – I’ll try to catch a quick workout before meeting my morning and evening clients. Mondays are traditionally leg days.
Tuesday – Hit the gym while the kiddo is at school. If I’m feeling motivated, I’ll run there and back. Do some back, shoulder, and arm work for a while. Usually I just end up going back to bed.
Wednesday – Morning run with wonder pup and then speed work at the Y in the evening (once again, getting paid to run, yay!!)
Thursday – Another gym day. Usually a HIIT workout. If I get home early enough from work, I take the dog out for a quick run.
Friday – This is my hell day at work. I’m up at 5:30 to pick my kiddo up from her dad’s to take her to school. I try to get a quick workout in before I have to meet my usual Friday morning client for a training session. If I don’t, the day is a bust, since it’s usually 10 or 11pm before I’m off for the day.
Saturday – Try to get up early for a couple of hour run before leading my learn to run group at 9am. If I’m good, I’ll try to get to the store by 7am to get in about 2 hours before taking the group out. Most weekends I’m lucky if I get in a good 7-8 miles before. Saturdays are my long run day, so whatever I don’t get in the morning, I have to make up at night. Yay!!!
So there you have it, a normal week in the life. If I’m feeling adventurous, I may throw in a class or two here and there at the gym. If I don’t get at least a good 30-60 minutes in daily, I become a raging bitch (just ask my ex). Apparently there is a rumor going around that I have a room out back at the Y. So I love the gym. Sue me!!