Week 8 | 12 Week Fitness Challenge

After re-reading “The 12 Week Year” by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, I decided to embark on a 12 week fitness challenge to get back into shape after childbirth. Here’s how week 8 panned out.

Week 8 Workout Plan

  • Run: 1.75 mi run x 1, 2 mi run x 2
  • Stationary bike: x 3
  • Plank: Every day
  • Walking: Every day

Week 8 Workouts

  • Monday: Walk, Plank (100 sec), Bike (30 min), Run (3.5 mi)
  • Tuesday: Walk, Plank (100 sec), Bike (10 min), Run (3.6 mi)
  • Wednesday: Walk, Plank (100 sec), Bike (15min)
  • Thursday: Walk, Plank (100 sec), Run (3.6 mi)
  • Friday: Walk, Plank (100 sec)
  • Saturday: Walk, Plank (100 sec)
  • Sunday: Walk, Plank (100 sec)

Workout Totals

  • Run: 3.5 mi run x 3 ✅
  • Stationary bike: x 3 ✅
  • Plank: Every day ✅
  • Walk: Every day ✅

Conclusion

  • Weight Change: +0.6 lbs

Gained 0.6 lb of weight since we started on November 21.

This week, I went for distance of 3.5+ miles per run. Next week, I’m going to try to run 1 mile faster to increase my mile speed.

According to Strava, I logged 20.73 miles of outdoor walks over 7 hours 44 minutes, 55 minutes of bike riding, and 10.73 miles of running over 2 hours 12 minutes this week!

Hiroko Nishimura
AWS Community Hero. Special Education teacher turned IT Engineer turned Technical Writer. Author "AWS for Non-Engineers" (Manning Publications). Technical Instructor "Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers" (LinkedIn Learning).

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