Oh, hi. Is it Sunday already? Geez.
So I ran yesterday (3 miles) which was my first run this year and first since dropping the shampoo bottle on my foot! It went really well but I will get into that more below.
I’m planning a more in-depth running post about my experience with not running these last two weeks so I’m keeping this shorter today, jumping right into the details from this week’s workouts.
Monday – 30 Min Elliptical
Tuesday – Pure Barre Pure Results (focus on arms) Workout
I listed this workout as my favorite fitness from the week in Friday’s post. I’ve always loved the Pure Results series from Pure Barre although I do not think I had ever tried the Pure Results Arms workout until today.
Upper body workouts used to overwhelm me because my upper body is weaker than my lower body but I am getting so much better at it! It’s amazing what one can do with the lighter free weights in terms of building strength.
Wednesday – 30 Min Elliptical
Thursday – 30 Min Elliptical/Free Weights In Gym
This was probably the first day in a while that I woke up with that feeling of wanting to run. I actually overslept a bit for me and still felt tired when I woke up. Even though I was tired, a part of me really felt like some cardio, especially in the form of running!
However, I didn’t want to run just yet so I opted for the elliptical. Following that, I played with the free weights in the gym. I was even able to use the 15 lb free weights after the 10 lb free weights which is another indicator that using light weights/no weights in Pure Barre still increases your strength!
Friday – Pure Barre Pure Results (focus on thighs) Workout
I used to do this Pure Results workout on a weekly basis. In case you are interested, I gave it a full review which you can read here – it’s still one of my top viewed posts each week!
Saturday – 30 Min Elliptical/3 Miles!!
I ran today! First time in two weeks and first time in 2018!
So I warmed up on the elliptical, staying on longer than I planned because I ended up on the phone with Heather (while she was running in sunny Florida).
I then switched to the treadmill, figuring I was ready to run a few easy miles. As soon as I hopped on, I felt as though I never left! 3 miles in 28 minutes I think was better than I expected.
The best way to describe how I felt would be to relate this run to a recovery treadmill run the day after a long or harder run. I felt fine in my easy range yet most comfortable in the slower end of easy – when I bumped it up to the faster end of easy, it definitely felt faster than it normally would.
I do think I am good to go though from here! My recheck with the doctor is tomorrow, just to make sure the bruise healed the way we planned it to heal. From what I can see it did but hey, I am not a doctor. 🙂
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Which do you prefer – lower body or upper body workouts? Do you find your upper body or lower body to be stronger?
Who else out there is doing barre workouts on a regular basis? Which do you do, Pure Barre or another class?