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Winter Run & Strength Workout

Winter is officially in full swing after this weekend. We still don’t have much snow here in Portland but it at least looks and feels like winter now. On Saturday Angus and I were able to get out ice skating in Deering Oaks Park. The ice was PERFECT and I’m so glad we went before it all got destroyed with the mini snow/ice storm we got on Saturday night.

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On Sunday we went to the YMCA and did this workout. It was a great workout and a good way to get some running in if you hate treadmills but it’s too snowy or icy to run outside. Give it a try!

Run and Strength


Strength Circuit

In honor of my first day of teaching at the Y I thought I would share a little circuit workout. This is the workout that I did for class today. There were only 4 people in class today but it was a really fun workout and everyone seemed to have a good time. This is the only class on my schedule right now that is not a spin class and I can already tell I’m going to have a lot of fun with it! So here you go…


Strength Training

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about what I do for my own training. YES I DO GO TO THE GYM! I go through phases- sometimes I will find a class that I LOVE (usually circuit training) and go to it all the time, and sometimes I just lift weights on my own (or with my husband or any friend I can possibly drag along with me), and sometimes I stay outside and do running+ bodyweight strength training. Lately I’ve been lifting weights on my own at the Y. I love the room they have because no one is ever in it and I can pretend I have my own personal gym for mere 35 dollars a month. Here is the strength workout that I’ve been doing lately:

Box Jumps (18”)- 3 sets of 15

Bench Press- 3 sets of 12- 45#,50#,55#

Back Squats- 3 sets of 12- 45#,65#,95#

KB Swings- 3 sets of 20 (I have no clue what weight the kettle bells at the Y are because a lot of them aren’t labeled… oh well.)

Bicep Curls w/ dumbbells- 2 sets of 15- 12#,15#

Tricep Extensions w/ bar- 2 sets of 15- 30#

Chest Flys w/ dumbbells- 3 sets of 12- 12#,12#, 15#

Seated Row- 3 sets of 12- 30#,45#,60#

Leg Press- 3 sets of 12- 160#,170#, 175#


TRX/Kettlebell Workout

This is the awesome workout that I did last week at IDEXX that I promised to share. Sorry it’s so late! This week has been a busy week getting ready for the “Tri for the Y” sprint triathlon that I’m doing this Sunday. Spring has finally made an appearance in Portland and unfortunately it’s going away just in time for the weekend. Good thing I spent three years racing bicycles in college and I know how to ride in the rain. Anyway, here is the workout! Let me know if you have any questions on any of the exercises. 🙂 Have fun!

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