Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is super busy, but I am trying to stay positive and not get too bogged down with ALL THE THINGS on my to-do list. I am excited for a long workout this afternoon when I get home and I thought I would share it with you all.
Pop Sugar has lots of great workouts and it’s nice to visit their website, grab a workout and not have to think about it or plan anything.
While I do’t think you have to workout for an hour to see results, I do think long workouts (and runs) and be effective.
This workout from Pop Sugar is a great combination of strength and cardio. It keeps you form getting bored and gets the calories burning since you are using all parts of your body.
Guys, I tried this workout from Fitnessista last Friday and holy smokes, it was a killer! So many squats and lunges! My legs were on fire. It hurt a little on Saturday but after some stretching and foam rolling, all my tightness seemed to work itself out.
I’ve been trying to save body weight workouts on my phone, that way I have no excuse to not do a workout. If I ever get stuck in a rut, I just open my phone and choose from one of the many workouts I have saved and bam! instant inspiration.
4. I have been on a huge sandwich/wrap kick lately and Anne’s post from last Friday made my mouth water at my desk! Not only are her pictures gorgeous, but all of her ideas are great! Can’t wait to mix up my lunches this week.
5. Since Aldi is closed, I am having to get all my groceries at Kroger. I picked up this bread since I was looking for something healthier than regular bread and I think I found a winner! *Kroger Clicklist is still going strong as well.*
6. I taught my first college class Wednesday night and it was a success. I am so proud of myself for advancing in my career and branching out to try new things. Here’s a fun semester of teaching AND learning.
7. It is sorta/kinda starting to feel like fall. The early mornings are when I notice it the most. No more humidity before 8 a.m.! I love it. I can’t wait for the upcoming months!
8. Earlier this week I bought Murphy a bandana from PetSmart that said Fantasy Football Legend. It’s so cute! Since we are about to start Fantasy Football season (my husband and I are very competitive) I thought this would be perfect for Murph.
While I know many of you dread the treadmill, I’m here to encourage you to give this treadmill workout a try!
This workout keeps things fresh pyramid intervals. To me, the change of pace helps keeps me motivated and push my limits — plus it keeps things from getting boring! This 45-minute plan is the perfect cardio workout to help incorporate intervals into your gym routine.
Hey guys! Happy Tuesday. This week has already started off super busy and I felt like I was the energizer bunny yesterday. Between work, getting in a quick workout and cleaning house + fixing dinner — I basically fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
So today, I am just checking in real fast with a fun treadmill workout. I love that it constantly changes pace — it keeps me from getting bored!
I plan to follow this workout tonight for my run. Let me know if you like this workout!
Happy Saturday, friends! I know there is usually radio silence on the blog over the weekend and lately there hasn’t been much talk of running, but today I am changing both!
While my plan is still run a half marathon sometime in the next 3-4 months, I am also wanting to work on my speed, so I am also looking at some 5k training plans. Right now my mindset is to not be too strict or hard on myself and run to have fun and be healthy. For a while I got burnt out on running and felt like I had to constantly be running 5-10 miles a day in order to be a real runner.
Anyways. Back to the 5k training plan.
My favorite badass lady Kelly Roberts is currently promoting some 5ks plans and I am loving them! While I am training for a fall half marathon, I love not being super strict and having fun with my runs. Plus, since I am needing to work on speed anyways, this 5k plan should help with that too!
So I’m sure many of you have heard of run streak before, but those who haven’t, it’s basically where you commit to running at least one mile every day for X amount of days.
The current run streak being promoted by Runner’s World started on Monday. Here is a list of FAQs if you’re interested in learning more. (This post is NOT sponsored by RW, I just really like what they are promoting and hope you will join me in streaking!)
From RW: “The run streak is designed to keep you running through the summer, and to bridge the gap between spring races and training for the fall. It can be difficult this time of the year to keep your running on track—but it’s much easier if you have a goal.”
Post your successes online (or even comment on this post!) and use the hashtag #RWRunStreak. I love looking at other people’s accomplishments — it pushes me toward my own goals.
They also have this neat shirt for sale if you want to display that you’re a streaker 😉
The idea is to run one mile every day from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July.That’s 37 consecutive days of running.
I’m two days in, but so far so good! Murphy and I ran on Monday and yesterday was a quick 9:48 mile on the treadmill.
I love the idea of the streak because it keeps me accountable and it makes me run every day.
So even if you missed the last two days, get out there and start running. It’s never too late to start a run streak.
Recently, I’ve also tried the Aaptiv app. I’ve tried several fitness apps before, but this one is pretty neat. There is a one week free trial, so you have plenty of time to try it out before you decide whether or not to purchase it! (I hate buying apps, but I understand the reasoning)
They have a good variety of workouts from walking programs to tempo runs and full body strength training (something every runner should do!)
One great thing about this app it that it’s nice to not have to think about or plan my workout. The trainers (at least the ones I’ve tried) on the Aaptiv app are encouraging without being annoying.
I don’t know about you, but for my treadmill runs, I have to have music. I basically prefer to listen to music during any type of fitness activity unless I’m running outside. Then I just enjoy being alone with my thoughts and nature.
Music helps me stay focused and certain songs help me power through tough sets and the end of a run when my legs are super tired.