workout recap 6/8/15- 6/14/15

Happy Sunday 🙂 I hope you are all busy enjoying your weekend with lots of outdoor fun in the sun.

Just a couple of things before getting to my workout recap….

It’s time for me to order some new Pure Barre DVD’s to vary my routine again.

I am currently rotating four different Pure Barre workouts, two each from the Mile High and Studio Series collections but it’s been a good six months since adding something new which means it’s time to shake things up a bit.

I also want to pop back in to the Pure Barre studio in the next week or so for a class because I miss it!

On the running front, I came across one of my favorite running posts which I actually published a year ago, right around now.

How To Start Running — I wrote this post to give a little background on how I went from hating exercise to becoming a runner in order to help others get motivated and understand one doesn’t just wake up running 40 miles a week. I encourage you to read it!

weekly workout recap


Mile High DVD & 5 Easy Miles – So this Pure Barre DVD somehow got scratched towards the end.

Not a big deal since the parts that have a blip and a skip are during the stretching segment but still, it’s annoying.

Just another reason for me to order a new Pure Barre DVD.

Run Inspire Crops

Loving my new Run Inspire Crops! Totally digging the pattern. Do people still say digging?


8 Mile Run – Awesome run which I talked about in Friday’s post!


Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 3.50 Easy Miles – I shouldn’t call these miles easy. Instead, let’s just say they were 3.50 recovery miles that averaged around 10:00 per mile and made me question how it is I run long distances when completing these three felt like forever.


8 Miles – Not fun, not fun at all.

I had to stop to adjust my laces two separate times – the first time at mile two to make them tighter and the second time at mile five to make them looser.

The tops of my feet are known to swell but the swelling feeling is more noticeable to me in the warm/humid weather for sure.

I don’t even know if the laces played a role in my icky run because icky runs do happen and sometimes we have no real reason.

I picked up the pace for the last two miles and I was really happy to completed the distance I set out for but a rest day from running is in order.

Pro Compression socks

At least my socks were pretty.


Pure Barre Studio Series DVD – I used 5-lb weights for the arm section instead of my 3-lb weights. This may not sound like a big deal but if you have done Pure Barre before, you know you feel the difference!


15 Miles – I opened the front door and all I could think of was that it felt like I was stepping in to a steam bath.

It was hot and humid and barely 6:00 am.

running path

I made it through averaging 8:45 for most of the run until I couldn’t hold that any longer and dropped to an overall average pace of 9:07.

No complaints. At least I finished in one piece 🙂


Kickboxing!- So excited to use my boxing gloves.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

Anyone do online barre workouts? Which do you recommend?

Do you carry water with you when you run? Which water bottle do you use?

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine June 14, 2015, 6:08 am

    I haven’t eaten anything that stands out yet this weekend but tonight we are making kabobs on the grill so I am excited about that! And I haven’t been running with a water bottle this year but last summer I used a camel bak hydration pack for long runs. I hate holding anything in my hand. I do have small handheld water bottles but I usually don’t bring them with me.
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  • Hollie June 14, 2015, 6:53 am

    I still say digging so…it counts LOL. I haven’t had a lot of food that stinks out this week. It’s been a busy week of work and I’m all over the place. I am going to NY for my brothers graduation next weekend so I’m sure I’ll have something.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 15, 2015, 3:56 pm

      Ha, I am glad I am not the only one saying digging. Sometimes it’s the only word that makes sense1

  • Niki @Life With Niki June 14, 2015, 10:23 am

    I have always wanted to do barre! It seems like one of those workouts people make fun of and then after they try it they never utter a word again :P. I applaud you on your 15 miles, and would love to check out the running for beginner link you have. I am totally new to any type of longer distance running!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 15, 2015, 3:55 pm

      Totally recommend taking a barre class or trying it online. I have loved it since I tried a class a year ago! It’s great.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma June 14, 2015, 11:53 am

    My feet have been really swelling this week with the heat and humidity and also burning a little during runs. Not much I can do I guess, just another annoyance with the heat!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 15, 2015, 3:55 pm

      I ran on the treadmill today so it was nice not to have the swollen feet thing going on. It’s nice when I find the positive side to running indoors!

  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes June 14, 2015, 9:13 pm

    Great job on the long run. The heat and humidity is no joke and you know it’s bad when your phone or sunglasses fog over as soon as you get outside! I love those Inspires! I haven’t seen that print! So cute!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 15, 2015, 3:54 pm

      Aren’t the Run Inspires the greatest? They had a few patterns last time I was in the store which is different for them. Usually they only come in solid.