Move It Monday: Full Body Quickie + Refuel 16 with Sushi

by tinareale on March 5, 2012

Quick Important Update: Due to many late entry requests, I have re-opened registration to Best Body Bootcamp for TODAY ONLY. Registration will close with no second chances tonight at 8 PM EST. Get on it if you were wishing you had registered! Spread the word if you already are registered and want more to join the fun! 

Good morning! Another Monday morning to feel a bit tired and maybe not the most motivated for the day. Well, I’m here to hopefully give you a little boost with “Move It Monday”. How I personally “moved it” last week – to recap my training and hopefully give you some new workout ideas and motivation to kick off your own week.

Move-It Monday

I have another week of marathon training on the books. And a solid one at that! I hit 40 miles for the first time over the past week of marathon training.

Monday Feb 27 – Full Body Weights

I completed a quick circuit during the kids nap. The week started off extraordinarily busy and I needed a mental break and some instant rejuvenation. A good sweat session never fails!


Each round took about 7 minutes, so this definitely gets the job done in a short amount of time.Here are some links to some of the exercises:

Tuesday Feb 28 – 4 mile recovery run on the treadmill (9:49 average pace)

My training plan actually called for 8 miles on Tuesday, but my piriformis (aka da booty muscle) was feeling a little testy and I didn’t want to push it. So, I switched my runs around. Schedules don’t have to be set in stone. Listen to your body and make your training plan work for you each day.

Wednesday Feb 29 – The “It Was A Good Decision” Run (8 miles at 8:44 average pace)

I headed out to make up the 8 mile run without any plans. I just wanted to run comfortably. My decision to take it easier on Tuesday must have been a good one! I ended up running 8 miles with an average 8:44 pace that felt fabulous!

This is my “I just ran 8 miles and feel fabulous” wind-blown look.

Thursday March 1 – 4 miles speedwork on the treadmill (8:40 average pace) + Full Body Workout

I completed 3 sets of 1/2 mile intervals on the treadmill alternating between 6.7 and 7.6 mph. I was more than pleased with that after doing a killer functional circuit workout. I can’t share it because it’s actually one of the bootcamp workouts. I’ve gone through them all before, but this one was calling to me again. For those of you doing the bootcamp, it’s your workout C for the week. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, bear crawls, and core work galore. Fun fun fun!

Friday – OFF besides lots of stretching/gentle yoga moves

Saturday – 16 miler (9:06 average pace)

I didn’t have high hopes for this run. We spent until almost midnight in the basement with tornado warnings in our area. I knew I would have to run the hilly roads because the running path would be flooded. I knew it would be windy. I expected a pretty grueling run.

I was wrong! I killed that run, baby! I actually didn’t want to stop at 16 but I believe in the plan. So I did. And then my legs said STRETCH ME!!! So, I obliged.

Then, I chilled the rest of the day because WE GOT OUR DATE NIGHT!!! The kids spent all day with Grandma. Clearly, I was excited. Even more excited when sushi got involved.

Please excuse the disgusting quality phone photo. Clearly, I’m still forgetting my camera too often.

Sunday – another 8 miles (9:00 average pace)

Marathon training isn’t the most exciting in the variety front of workouts, huh? Lots of running. But at least it makes me happy. And I promise to still have good workouts to share with you. Winking smile

Your Turn –

What did you do this weekend? What do you do when you need a quick mental break when stressed?


1 Miz March 5, 2012 at 6:00 am

I read this and think PLEASE COME VISIT ME!!!!!

In a totally non-ickystalkeryway of course.

2 Nicole March 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

tornado warnings must be so scary but I’m glad you didn’t have any by you. mmm sushi dinner = so good! glad you got great runs in!

3 corey @ learning patience March 5, 2012 at 6:21 am

awesome runs Tina…really great paces!

xoxo from Trinidad

4 Tessa @ Amazing Asset March 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

Great job on you runs this week Tina! And also good job on listening to your body when you switched up the runs earlier in the week… that is so important :)

5 Amanda - RunToTheFinish March 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

great job with all the runs! you are very consistent :)

i like the workout, I was looking for something new this morning and forgot about wall sits with raises so that’s on the list now

6 Katie @ Raisins&Apples March 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

all the runs AND bootcamp prep?! you’re awesome. Glad yall got your date night!

7 Lauren March 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

My goodness! 16 miles followed by an 8 miler! You’re a running beast lady! :)

8 tinareale March 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

I’m already nervous for the 20-22 and 12 mile weekend. LOL

9 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy March 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

It might not be exciting but it is IMPRESSIVE! Good job! I can’t wait to train again :)

10 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

40 miles in a week–NICE!!!! I definitely use the gym as a mental break when I’m stressed. Last week was midterms week for me and my workouts were so so essential to my sanity. I’ve found that a good sweat session, particularly a circuit workout since it requires so much focus, is the only thing that can completely draw my attention away from school or whatever is bothering me!

11 Amy Lauren March 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

Good job on your running! I’m glad you switched the workouts up, no need to strain your muscles and hurt yourself, staying healthy and injury free is always important when you run or work out but especially when you’re training for something this big.

That sushi looks delicious too- looks like you and Peter had a great date night!

12 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

love that workout, especially the low pulse lunges!

13 Lee March 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

That storm was scary! Good for you for getting the run done. And sushi sounds like a good post-run meal to me. That and beer. I hope you had a beer!

14 tinareale March 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

We need to do a race together and then get sushi and beer for lunch. Sound good?

And I didn’t have a beer!!! I was SO sad.

15 Jess March 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

WAHOO!! 16 incredible miles?? You’re an animal!! I can’t wait to be hitting those distances!! I’m starting half training this week and I know it’s going to make me itch to start full training, even though that’s totally silly given how far off Chicago is ;-) hehe, I guess I’m nothing if not passionate??

LOVE that you got your date night in and that it involved sushi. YUM!

16 Heather @ Run Eat Play March 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

Looks like a great workout week – that full body quickie workout looks great. I’ll have to try it!
Hope you and your hubby had a great date night!

17 jobo March 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Yay for date night!! I heart sushi. SO good. And congrats on the runs this week, 16 miles, you are rocking it, even with tornado warnings the night prior (glad everything is ok!). I thoroughly enjoyed my unexpectedly unplanned weekend myself, it was just what I needed (just like your date night!)

18 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

way to push out 40 miles tina! that’s awesome! i definitely believe in going on a walk or run when i need a mental break. those endorphins sure do wonders!

19 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

Wow! Great job on all the runs. I’m super impressed. Also, I love the signs of Spring behind you in the 8-mile pic. :)

20 Meredith @ DareYouTo March 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

Wow, nice work! It’s the best when you outperform your expectations and breeze through 16 miles. way to go

21 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed March 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

so what you’re saying is that you kicked your own ass? (piri?) you look AWESOME after running an 8. I look like crap after running 4. This is not fair.

22 tinareale March 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

The wind was like a blowdryer so I didn’t have that nasty sweaty greasy look. That is the only reason. ;)

23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

You are seriously a running rockstar! I aspire to be as fast and run as much mileage as you do! Haha one day, slowly but surely gonna get there!

24 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile March 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

Awesome job on your 16 miler!! You are so awesome!!!

25 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

um, i just have to say that your self-portrait is GORGEOUS! you look so happy :)

26 STUFT Mama March 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

YOu DID kill that run. :) And the full body quickie is a great one! :) Yay for bootcamp being open one more day. I’m os sproud of everything you’ve done for that! You’re amazing!

27 Courtney March 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

Wow, great run!!! Excited to start boot camp today :)

28 misszippy March 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

Congrats on the running miles! Sounds like it worked well for you. And thanks for posting links to the moves you mention. I am always looking for new ways to challenge my muscles and this is so helpful!

29 Felicia March 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

its so awesome that you have developed into this amazing runner. seriously! i remember this time, last year, i was training for my first half and you were working on losing the post-preg weight healthfully, and starting the couch to 5k program soon after. its amazing how much we can accomplish and how things change over time. so proud of you tina, and looking forward to reading how you kill it in your first marathon !

30 tinareale March 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

Thanks, Felicia! And it amazes me every day what my body has been able to do.

31 Lindsay @ FuelMyFamily March 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

That picture of the sushi doesnt look bad at all. I actually looked at it and started drooling wanting some sushi! I seriously may have to work a night out to eat in my meal planning this week for some. My husband is always game for sushi night!

32 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions March 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

Guh. Tornado warnings. Reason #1 why I will never move to the Great Plains/South. We definitely get tornadoes where I live, but thankfully they’re generally limited to April-July, with a very occasional fall one. Even though most of my family lives around here, I’ve considered moving all the way across the country just to avoid having to ever deal with tornadoes. Hate hate hate hate hate them.

Happy first day of boot camp! I’m so happy for you that SO many people have registered! :)

33 Lisa March 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

That sushi looks good!

When I’m in a bad mood a workout can USUALLY turn it around. Lately I’ve had some additional stress that’s harder to get rid of. I discovered this weekend that SUNSHINE helps! :)

34 janetha March 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

ohhh burpees. fun ;) great circuit!

35 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life March 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

When I’m stressed (which happens frequently since I’m in the middle of wedding planning and I’m trying to reign my inner Bridezilla), I’m all about a hot bath and a good book. Especially with a hot cup of tea (or a glass of wine, let’s be real here). It is like an instant stress zapper.

36 tinareale March 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

Love the “lets be real here” addition. Wedding planning is stressful stuff!

37 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

A good sweaty exercise session, followed by a nice soak in the tub is the perfect formula for me to de-stress. Ahhh… I could use that right now….
The post 8-mile photo of you is so cute! And great job rocking the mileage overall- wow! 8 miles the day after a 16 miler? That’s crazy – I couldn’t do it! (This is also why I don’t run marathons…)
Glad you got a great date night!

38 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health March 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Awesome job with the 16 miler!! I studied all weekend for the exam that I have tomorrow morning…can’t wait to get it over with! I usually like to workout or read for pleasure when I’m stressed!

39 Carol @ Lucky Zucca March 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

40 miles?! Holy moly! Very impressive Tina! You are doing amazing in your training! So excited for you and proud of you! :)

40 tinareale March 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

And ditto to YOU, Carol!

41 Becky March 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Wowza! Congrats on your training accomplishments, you are so inspiring Tina. Are you using a specific Marathon training plan or is it something you created? I have done over 15 Half-Marathons, 2 19-Mile Trail Runs, and lots of short races…but never a Marathon! Not sure if my IT band can take it, but I would like to try. By the way, that Sushi looks great…YUM! My husband however does not like Sushi, so no date like that for me in the near future!

42 tinareale March 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

I’m using the mileage and overall layout of the Hal Higdon Intemediate Marathon plan, but making some of the runs speed or tempo runs based on how I feel. :)

43 [email protected] for the Soul March 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I just started following you on pinterest, Tina! And I have to let you know HOW amazing the quotes you pinned are! I love the one by CS Lewis….

anywho! I love quick workouts like that! B/c something is ALWAYS better than nothing. I hope you’re well, and I hope I can join you in a bootcamp someday soon! :)

44 [email protected] for the Soul March 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Doh….mah bad! I thought it was a personally meet-up thang! :P I guess I just really wanna meet you hehehe

45 tinareale March 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

I really hope we get the chance to meet in person one day too!

46 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Great Job Tina!

47 Yellow Haired Girl March 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Sushi was part of my weekend too! Life is so much better when raw fish is involved ;) haha

48 Heather @ Better With Veggies March 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Congrats on your first 40 mile week!! I love the feeling of 40 mile weeks, it makes me feel strong and very cool, which is a bit cheesy, but whatever. :)

I have to go read all your bootcamp goodies tonight, I wanted to wait until after this weekend to dig in and now it’s already Monday!

49 tinareale March 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

I guess Im cheesy with you! ;)

50 Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza March 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Good luck with your Bootcamp!

I would LOVE to do it but I am still getting over a foot injury, so I’m still on some exercise restrictions. It’s such a great idea though and so many people will benefit from your amazing workouts and motivation :)

51 Kristy March 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

nice weekly mileage ;)

yes, marathon training does get rather monotonous! it gets tough to blog about after awhile too! i always hope for something fun or out of the ordinary (in a good way) to happen on my runs so i have something to write about ;)

52 Meg March 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Wow Tina! What a great looking workout :)

I had sushi this weekend too :) So good! I actually went twice this past week ;) Hahaha. It just so happened the two friends I went with were both craving sushi! I won’t ever turn that down :)

53 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food March 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Great job rocking that run, Tina! ;)

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