Cold Week In Workouts + Skipped Yesterday’s Run


Basically a cold and eventful workout week, aside from yesterday morning when I skipped my run. Let’s discuss more below!

Monday – 5 Miles

The nice thing about a 5K is that I can bounce out the door the next morning for a run. I wasn’t sore or anything from yesterday’s race so an easy 5 miles in the chilly air seemed like a good idea, especially because I knew they were saying big rain tomorrow.

5 miles

Tuesday – 45 Min Pure Barre

Perfect day for Pure Barre since it’s pouring outside! This is one of the reasons I love having Pure Barre On Demand. I can choose the length of the workout I want, when I want to do it.

Wednesday – 30 Min Run/10 Min Pure Barre

It was super cold and windy so I decided to cut my run at 30 minutes. Although, the wind calmed down when I stopped running so maybe it wasn’t as bad as I thought.

30 min run

I added two 5 minute Pure Barre workouts when I got home – one for seat and one for arms.

I randomly chose to use no weights for the arm workout just to see if it would still burn without the weights, and of course it did!

pure barre 5 min arms

Sample screenshot from Pure Barre On Demand

Thursday – 5 Miles

I wasn’t sure if I had energy to run but then I got started and felt great. Isn’t it funny how that happens? It was more my brain that felt lethargic than my body. Ran outside in the cold but no wind which makes all the difference.

5 miles

Friday – 60 Min Pure Barre (focus on abs)

I hadn’t done one of these longer (full 60 min) Pure Barre workouts in a while! The ab-focused workout is still a full body workout, just with extra emphasis on ab/core work throughout the 60 minutes.

Saturday – Went for a Walk

I woke up and felt a little soreness under my left shoulder-blade which I attributed to yesterday’s Pure Barre workout. Since the workout was ab focused, there were a lot of twists and turns and side plank things going on to work the abs and core even more than usual.

Here’s a screenshot example from a side-plank section where we had one hand behind our head and then had to lift and lower the arm in that position:

pure barre abs

The spot where I noticed discomfort made total sense in relation to the workout.

When I went to get out of bed, I felt the area pull because I think I moved too fast or something. Luckily, I was okay but it hurt bad enough to immediately take an Aleve and skip my run. I went for a walk instead.

Of course I probably could have run as it definitely felt better once the Aleve kicked in but I don’t like to take any chances. Too much movement while running really could have hurt me! Nothing wrong with missing a run to save yourself from injury. Plus, I have learned to really like a nice walk!

Sunday – Short Pure Barre/Walk

While my shoulder-blade area feels totally back to normal, I may just choose a Pure Barre workout for lower body and go for a walk. I’m not running because I had my hair cut and highlighted yesterday and don’t want to sweat it up yet!


I alway take a picture in the salon bathroom to ensure I like the cut and highlights!

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How was your week in workouts? Anything interesting to report?

Are you good about skipping runs if something doesn’t feel right?

Anyone else not like to get their hair too sweaty? 🙂


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  1. says

    Absolutely I will skip a run if something doesn’t feel right! Right now running is going really well for me and I want to keep it that way. I do a fair amount of casual walking, maybe a mile after lunch to clear my head and we walk the dog as a family every night. I feel that while it’s not increasing my fitness, there’s a huge benefit to giving my body a chance to just move. As for hair sweat…ha, I’m an expert. If I’m running less than 3 miles, dry shampoo will do the trick. Any further and I need a full wash.
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