running & workout recap (2.13.17 – 2.19.17)


Overall I would call this a great week of running and workouts. A few things to note:

I started each morning again this week with about 10-15 minutes of pre-run yoga. It definitely makes a difference to loosen up and stretch so I am really trying to make this a permanent habit just like the rest of my routine functions by habit!

I went a little bit lighter with Pure Barre and other strength workouts this week. No real reason, it just sort of happened that way.

Since this week was also my time of the month, I tried to remain cognizant of the fact that I took Aleve for four days to prevent menstrual cramps. As the Aleve prevents cramps, it also masks soreness and fatigue in my muscles which means I may run more than I should because I don’t realize I am tired.

I’ve written about the dangers of running on anti-inflammatory medications in the past which is an important read in case you missed it!

Monday – 7 miles

Started the week off with a great treadmill run! I’ve gotten real good at accomplishing 7 miles right before the treadmill shuts off at the 60 minute mark.

I normally run a little less on Monday mornings but I didn’t think I would have a ton of time tomorrow morning so I switched up my workouts to fit my schedule.

Tuesday – 6 Miles

So I had more time than I thought this morning to get a run in on the treadmill.

I felt good on there so I ran 6 miles at a mostly easy pace. Sometimes two days in a row in the treadmill doesn’t work for me but thankfully, today did.

Oh, and my jump rope snapped in half today! There goes that. I like jumping jacks better anyway.

jump rope

Wednesday – 30 Min Pure Barre/30 Min Run (OUTSIDE!)

I hadn’t run outside in like 10 days so I was happy to get out for an easy 30 minutes today! There were still major piles of snow and some random patches of ice but it was clear enough to run without much issue.

I chose the Pure Barre Mile High Series DVD for this morning – definitely one of my top favorite Pure Barre workouts!

Pure Barre Mile High

Thursday – Speed Interval Treadmill Workout

I wasn’t so sure when I started that I would be able to run that fast (you know, my time of the month), much less run my new 60 min speed interval treadmill workout but I made it work!

Here’s what I did:

2 mile warm up

1 mile starting the treadmill workout intervals

10 min elliptical — My feet felt a little achy during the third mile so I hopped off at the 3 mile mark and switched to the elliptical which helped tremendously!

mile 4, 5, 6 – back to the intervals! Finished stronger than I started.

So I basically ran my new treadmill workout, skipping only the cool down mile. It’s funny sometimes how we get our workouts accomplished. Those 10 minutes on the elliptical definitely helped me get my muscles more comfortable and ready for speed.

Friday – 20 Min Pure Barre/35 Min Running

I ended up combining two Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts after some yoga:

  • Full Body
  • Arms & Abs

Then I headed outside for an easy run. I am so happy that the sun is rising earlier these days.

running shoes

Saturday – 13 Miles

I think it was around 30 degrees but the sun was shining and the snow mounds were melting a bit so I was happy.

I had no plan for this run and realized after 3 miles that I was just happy to zone out and run wherever I was comfortable so that’s what I did.

See, here’s a section of my splits which were all over the place.


Sunday – Pure Barre

It’s supposed to be 60 degrees outside today which will make it hard for me to not run a few miles this morning in the beautiful weather!

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How is the weather where you live? Is it starting to warm up?

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  1. says

    I am in AZ and it has truly not stopped raining since Friday night! Completely insane!! I will be wishing for rain when it’s 105 in a few months…LOL!!

    Heading to a 90 minute orange theory a mix of a run and weights and rowing. I will be dead after!

    Enjoy your nice weather today.

  2. says

    Its so funny that we both did the Mile High 2 DVD this week, and I havent done Pure Barre in so long! My quads are still sore today. It was so warm yesterday and is looking to be the same today. It worked out well because my car is in the shop so we walked to and from church this morning, which is like 25 minutes each way- there is no way we would usually want to do that in February!
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  3. says

    The warmer weather and sunshine is everything! I did yoga on Saturday and saw all these runners but knew if I ran I’d overdo since I was already doing my long run on Sunday. So tempting though! Great week of workouts.

  4. Julianne says

    I just moved to Sydney, Australia to do an exchange program with a university here! It is summer, so it is very hot, about 75-90, which is taking a bit of adjustment, especially running. I am right by several beaches, so running is amazing..I feel so spoiled. I have just been doing about 5 miles each day, exploring bits and pieces of my suburb before I go out for longer. Exploring by running is the best! The best thing I ate this weekend was an incredible avocado falafel with hollandaise, sourdough, mushrooms, and a poached egg. YUM