Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Jan. 20

Happy Sunday, friends!  Did you do anything fun this weekend?  After #TheBestDay ever on Friday, I spun off those delicious Crumbs cupcakes with a 60-minute indoor bike trainer ride on Saturday, which I completed during the Syracuse basketball game. (The sixth-ranked Orange upset the number-one ranked Louisville Cardinals 70-68—such a great game!) And this morning, I headed outside for a short 30-minute run.  In shorts and a t-shirt.  In January.  Crazy, right?  The rest of the afternoon included some serious meal prep for the week—cooking quinoa, plus roasting veggies and sweet potatoes (because I like them now).


In terms of workouts this week, I’ll be back at it with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE) for three swimming, biking, and running sessions.  Because our training schedule is broken up into four-week segments—weeks one, two, and three are hard, and week four is recovery—this seven-day span will most likely be the final “big push” for January.  Let’s Write It Down, Do It Up!

(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works:  Every Sunday evening, I post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same.  This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable.  Sounds like a win-win, right?)

Monday – a.m. run with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE); a.m. swim

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train (You can read about last Tuesday’s CrossFit workout here—in the group picture, I’m on the far right in the blue tank top!)

Wednesday – a.m. bike with FTE; a.m. swim

Thursday – a.m. yoga/off

Friday – a.m. swim with FTE; a.m. run

Saturday – a.m. bike and strength train

Sunday – off

How did your workouts go last week?  Did you take advantage of crazy-warm temperatures and sweat outside?

PS – Triathletes, see you at tonight’s first-ever #TriChat at 8 p.m. EST!

26 responses to “Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Jan. 20

  1. I tried take advantage of the temps because I know they aren’t happening this week LOL. Great week of workouts!

  2. Carrie, I saw the crossfit link, I played hockey in high school with a girl who now works at Fitness Magazine, Lauren. Saw her in the picture too. She’s super nice, has a blog and runs half marathons. Small world.

  3. Awesome! I made quinoa tonight too yum!!

  4. Thanks for the fun #TriChat tonight!

  5. Random question, but how do you roast your veggies?! I’ve been doing the usual evoo and some salt and pepper but they’re getting a little bland!

    • I use EVOO and then season them with cayenne, garlic salt, and lemon pepper. Sometimes, I’ll throw basil or cumin in the mix for good measure. 😉

  6. I wasn’t here to take advantage of the wonderful weather in NYC, but I wish I had been!

    And I really need to make more veggies and grains on the weekend so they’re prepped and ready to go! You’ve inspired me 🙂

  7. I am loving the warmer weather and getting outside for as many workouts as possible!

  8. I can’t NOT be proud of my runs last week, but if I’m being honest, I wish I had fit in a few strength training workouts. That’s what this new week is for though! 🙂 Constant improvement.

  9. It was really warm on Saturday, but it’s going to be in the teens all week with some snow. Outside running might not be too wise! I am proud of the strength training I did this week because my ankle was still on the mend.

  10. I like the accountability idea with workouts. Having some sort of system whether it be writing it down or sharing with others seems to really help me with my workouts! Glad you enjoyed your weekend with cupcakes and your quinoa looks delish!

    • I’m a visual person, so when I write down my workouts, I can see exactly what I have to do and when. Whatever it takes to get the job, er workout, done! 🙂

  11. My workouts went great last week! I’m loving my Boot Camp!

  12. Great week, Carrie! Our workouts went pretty well, we only skipped one run because Mike’s shins were bothering him and I still didn’t feel 100%. Ready to rock week 2 of marathon training!

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