Workout Recap 12.28 – 1.3


Overall I would say that I had a great week of workouts both home and away. I actually loved the hotel gym in Boston but stuck to my vacation workout plan of scaling things back by really holding close to a maximum of 30 minutes a day.

An interesting thing happened though — I must have been loving the unplugged feeling so much from not using my laptop that I unplugged during my workouts too. No headphones at all for any of my hotel workouts even though they provided them for free in the gym each morning.


If you know me by now, you know that I always run with music. I don’t know what got into me but I really liked not running with headphones and hardly noticed that the music was missing. I may need to keep this up or at least run sometimes without my headphones. I was so surprised to run on the treadmill without music and actually like it!

The hotel gym was really nice and crowded too. There were plenty of treadmills,  elliptical machines and a nice amount of weights available as well.

This week was a nice break from my usual routine and my muscles probably appreciated the time off from Pure Barre too 🙂

And oh, the Fred Lebow Half Marathon is three weeks from today– I knew it was going to creep up quick!

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Monday  – 7.5 Miles

Best run I have had in a while! I really think the drop in temperature (39 degrees when I went outside) helped. I was glad to get this run in before we left for Boston a little bit later in the day.


Tuesday – 30 Minutes Elliptical (Hotel Gym)

I went with the elliptical machine for my first morning there with a view of some of the treadmills.

hotel gym

Wednesday – 4 Miles Treadmill (Hotel Gym)

I loved running on these treadmills. I do not usually enjoy treadmill runs while away but this trip was a totally different story. I felt great and the treadmills were very comfortable. I thought I would need a good amount of warm up time but I didn’t.


Thursday – 4 Miles Treadmill (Hotel Gym)

Another great run.

Friday  – Pure Barre Mile High 2 DVD & 5 Miles

Back home and back to Pure Barre this morning! A few days off was only noticeable during the planks. I hate planks.

I thought my run outside would feel great but it didn’t feel close to great at all. I couldn’t put my figure on the issue until I got home to learn that my monthly visitor had arrived a few days ahead of schedule and then it all made sense. Bleh.

Saturday – 13.1 Miles (10 treadmill, 3.1 outside)

I thought about running entirely on the treadmill but then at the 10 mile mark I switched to outside. I had started before it was totally light outside which is why I was running indoors in the first place but I really didn’t mind.

First 4 miles no head phones!

Miles 1 – 6: between 6.3 – 7.0

Miles 7- 10: between 6.8- 8.0

Miles 10 – 13.1: average pace 8:50

Sunday – Pure Barre or Yoga

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Do you run most often with or without music?

Which headphones do you like the best? I do not like yurbuds and need something new!

What are you doing today?

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  1. says

    I only run inside with headphones. But even then I can only do maybe 3 miles. LOL! way to go on a great week! planks are hard. 😉

  2. says

    I usually don’t run with headphones unless i am listening to a podcast. Or if Im on a treadmill, then I need any sort of distraction I can get! I use a cheap pair of Phillips headphones that wrap around my year. I get them on amazon and they die faster than more expensive ones but I don’t really care since I don’t use them alot and they actually stay on my ears.
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  3. says

    I usually listen to podcasts while I’m running. I usually like Endurance Planet or the Rich Roll podcast, but I recently reintroduced TEDtalks into my routine and they are so interesting! When I do speed workouts, I am all for Ke$ha radio! The girl power playlist makes me feel so legit
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  4. says

    Very impressive week! I can’t stand running without headphones, running alone isn’t the most exciting thing so I can’t imagine doing it without music. Have a great new year!
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