New Shoes, Changed Routine & Stomach Issues While Running


I finally picked up a new pair of my beloved Adidas Energy Boosts which by the way, I have been wearing as my main pair of running shoes now for a solid three years < – thanks to old blog posts for providing me with this statistic!

As I said on Instagram the other day, I just wish Adidas made cooler looking running shoes. Where’s the color excitement?!

I guess it’s not that big of a deal since I go through running shoes so super quickly but it would be nice to get excited when I see a new pretty pair on my feet.

Instead I sort of ignore the sight of my running shoes on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s because, well, look at them.

Adidas Energy Boosts

My miles happened in a slightly different pattern this week. I ran a mile or two longer on my easy days and a mile less on my usual Tuesday/Thursday 8 mile days.

I also chose the shorter Pure Barre routines rather than the longer workouts during the week.

Although the change of routine was ever so slight, I really like the flow of it all. Speaking of flow, when was the last time I did yoga before or after my workouts? How does that always happen that we fall out of routine with someone we were doing all of the time?!

a look at my week in workouts including running and pure barre

Monday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

The first two miles of this run were a total struggle. Had I not been mentally into it this morning, I would have stopped for sure. Right around mile 3 I started to find more of a groove. Sometimes the warm up minutes can be so brutal!

Right before I headed outside for my run, I chose the Pure Barre Tone in 10 workout: Arms & Abs.

Tuesday – In The Gym (7 Miles)

It was raining outside and I wasn’t sure how heavy it would be so I headed over to my gym for the treadmill.

I didn’t know if I had the desire to run my usual Tuesday workout which tends to be 8 miles so I decided to break up my treadmill run with strength in between which turned out to be a great idea.

My workout looked like this:

3 miles on the treadmill – 2 miles following my easy run plan plus one mile increased effort (between 7.5 – 8.0)

off treadmill for free weights and squats

4 miles on the treadmill – 3 miles between 7.0 – 7.5 and the last mile which I thought would be a cool down turned out to be fast, up to 8.0


I left the gym feeling so energized! I love when I break up my treadmill runs with strength in between. It makes the time fly by and I feel as though I am really doing a different type of workout rather than just running aimlessly on the treadmill.

Wednesday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Thighs & Seat
  • Seat & Abs

I saved the thighs & seat workout for after my 5 mile run because the thigh exercises can really burn and I didn’t want to literally burn out my thighs before running.

Thursday – 7 Miles/Pure Barre

I woke up excited for my first run in my new pair of Energy Boosts!

7 miles of fartleks complete right under 60 minutes.

Splits: 9:08, 8:41, 8:42, 8:27, 8:23, 8:19, 8:08

Pure Barre Tone in 10: Full Body < – great 10 minute workout covering planks, abs, core, arms and even your seat and thighs too!

Friday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

5 miles is a little high for me on a Friday (I think I normally run 3 or 4) but I had the time, the air felt nice and I was running easy.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 combo:

  • Seat & Abs
  • Thighs & Abs

I hadn’t done the thighs & Abs workout in a while but definitely noticed that my ability to handle the thigh exercises has gotten much better. Remember I once showed you this thigh portion which is in one of the other Pure Barre workouts too, it can be so killer even though it doesn’t look it!

pure barre pure results focus on thighs

Some weeks I do longer Pure Barre routines and some weeks I only do the Tone in 10 series. This week was clearly a Tone in 10 series! I love having so many Pure Barre from home options though as it keeps me from getting bored and there’s always a Pure Barre workout that will fit my schedule and mood.

Saturday – 13 Miles

This run started out fine and normal until about mile 6 when my stomach got crampy and I stopped to use the bathroom. This is not something I normally encounter so I am not totally sure what the issue was as the stomach crampiness lasted most of the day following my run.

While it’s possible it was just one of those runs, here are a few reasons why it may have happened:

  • I had oatmeal before my run which I haven’t had as a pre-run meal in a week. Maybe my stomach got used to the easier to digest English muffin?
  • I was out for dinner Friday night and really didn’t eat anything runner friendly but nothing I would deem completely unacceptable. I don’t normally have to be too careful and this is not typically a problem for me AT ALL since I tend to go out the night before long runs quite often. Running long at a leisurely pace does not usually mandate a specific diet for me.
  • I didn’t sleep well. I went to sleep late and woke up early.
  • Dehydration crossed my mind but I didn’t skip my usual water so I doubt this was the cause.

I finished my run okay and didn’t stop for the bathroom more than the one time but it was definitely weird for me!

Sunday – Pure Barre

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. says

    Funny you say how you fell out of the yoga routine because I am drafting my post for tomorrow and talking about how all of a sudden I am back into yoga! Its weird how we can go through phases like that but also good I think.
    I actually don’t really like my running shoes color (the bright pink/coral Brooks Launch) but everyone else seems to like them. They are just too much for me, but its what was available when I bought them. I like to have different colored shoes in my rotation but sometimes you just have to go with what’s available if thats what works for you!
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    • says

      it might have been a fluke because I really don’t know what would have caused it since I didn’t do anything that out of the ordinary! I like my kinvara’s too, I wear them casually because they are cute.

  2. says

    I love bright running shoes. Due to some other shoes that came my way I haven’t grabbed a new pair of Energy Boosts, but I’m thinking I want to when I’m cleared to run again. I LOVE bright colored shoes. Great week of workouts, lady!

  3. says

    First of all, nice progression run on Thursday! Those are tough. And yeah my Asics Nimbus are on the uglier side as well. They always have been. I’m not sure what’s up with that! But like you said, I don’t care what they look like because comfort comes WAY before colour!
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  4. says

    Oh how lucky i am!!! I’m looking for shoes with bright colored and it’s difficult to find bright shoes with good quality. Where can i find this lovely shoe? Should i go to Adidas store???