Running & Pure Barre Weekly Workout Recap


A few things to note before getting to my runs and Pure Barre workouts from the week!

1 – So I’m doing really well both mentally and physically with the shorter distance/stronger effort runs. I feel excited and inspired every morning which is the complete opposite to how I was feeling there for quite some time.

What’s most interesting is that I didn’t fully realize how uninspired I was actually feeling every morning while running until I started feeling inspired again, if that makes sense. Sometimes we don’t even realize how not okay we are until we are okay again, you know?

2 – I have completely thrown my typical workout routine/schedule out the window and go with the flow of how I feel each day.

3 –  My appetite is responding nicely too. Shorter runs have meant a normal person appetite rather than that ravenous feeling produced by running longer distances. Yesterday felt SO NICE because I only ran 8 miles < – see, I am still a runner who says “only” before saying 8 miles. 8 miles is still a lot to most people but for me, it’s less than usual for a Saturday and my appetite was more human rather than extreme. 

4 – The weather has been warmer and more humid than it should be this time of year. I am waiting for fall to kick in for sure!

5 – I’ve been working on incorporating pre-run yoga back into my daily routine. I really go in phases with yoga but it does make me feel nice, even if it’s just 10-15 minutes a day.

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Monday – 4.15 Miles

I had seen a good workout posted by Laura recently so without looking at it again for the specifics, I went with what remembered.

1 mile warm up + 2 X 10 minutes effort (2 min recovery in between) + cool down.


Tuesday – 4 Miles (treadmill)/Gym Time/Pure Barre

With Tropical Storm Jose in the area, I chose to run indoors on the treadmill. The weather wasn’t bad or anything, I just wasn’t sure if it was about to get stormy since it looked stormy.

I didn’t follow anything specific on the treadmill but I played around with inclines throughout the 4 miles. My plan was 30 minutes but once I hit the 30 min mark and was over 3 miles, I kept going to 4 miles (35 minutes or so).

I played with the kettle balls for lower body stuff and then came home to try two new 5 minute Pure Barre workouts: Arms & Abs and then one for just Arms. I liked them both! 5 minute workouts are the best. 🙂

Side note: My lower body was super sore from whatever I did strength training wise!

Wednesday – 60 Min Running

The first 3 miles were easy (I was actually on the phone) but I picked up the pace for miles 4 and 5 followed by a cool down until the 60 minute mark.


Thursday – 40 Min Run/35 Min Pure Barre

I ran a 35 minute workout but the cool down didn’t bring me home until the 40 minute mark.

1 mile warm up followed by 8 rounds of 2 min hard/1 min easy + cool down.

35 Minute Pure Barre workout when I got home from my run.


Friday – 6 Miles

Nothing to really report here. It was windy but cooler (not as humid) so it felt nice compared to the rest of the week!

Saturday – 8 Miles/15 Min Pure Barre

I had NO IDEA how long I would be run today. I fluctuated between thinking I would maybe run 10 miles but then maybe only 3 miles. Then I hit the hour mark and thought I would run another 3 miles to hit 10 or just cool down to and stop at 8 miles. As I approached the 8 mile mark, I still thought I would go 10 but then I hit 8 and went home because home seemed like the best idea.


I chose two quick Pure Barre workouts once at home: Tone in 10 Seat & Abs plus a 5 minute Arms.

Sunday – Pure Barre

There’s a new 45 minute Pure Barre workout that was added this week to Pure Barre On Demand so I need to try it. Also, you will be happy to know that I am almost finished with writing up my Pure Barre On Demand review! Hopefully I will get that post up early this week!

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How is the weather by you? Is it warmer/cooler than normal for this time of year?

How have you workouts been for you lately?

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile September 24, 2017, 9:11 am

    Its definitely been warmer than expected for this time of year! I feel like by now Im usually running in long sleeves or a least short sleeves, but Ive still mostly been in tank tops. And I think mentally Im ready to put away my summer wardrobe but its still too hot for fall clothes!
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes September 25, 2017, 1:16 pm

    It’s so great how you have been enjoying shorter runs! The ravenous appetite is definitely a downside of long distance running… my appetite has been insane lately. It feels like fall here, although this week is a bit warmer!
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 26, 2017, 2:15 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling inspired by your runs again. It makes a huge difference.

    You make me want to get back into yoga again too.
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