Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Running and Rest Days


Today turned into an unscheduled rest day because I am super sore!  I took a TRX class on Sunday morning that was really good and yesterday I ended up doing 2 runs.  I took the TRX class on Sunday because my usual Barre class filled up.  It was my first try at TRX and I ended up liking it a lot.  The class uses these thick straps that you use as support for your own body weight.  At first I thought I wasn't going to be coordinated enough but turned out I could do the different exercises just fine.  Besides having to do some of them modified I was surprised by how much just using your body weight created a lot of work.  I was sore an hour after getting home on Sunday which is always a great testament to how hard you worked.  

   I have been taking my classes at Core Sport Fitness Studio in Downtown Plymouth and I love their facility.  I've had 3 different instructors and they've all been great for newbies like me and they really make the most of your time there.  They have an entire chalkboard wall that greets you as you walk up the stairs with recipes, new classes and on Sunday they had some great common excuses people use to skip their workouts.  Don't make excuses, they are lame.  

Yesterday (Monday) I started out the day with an easy 4 miles on the treadmill and ended the day with 4.5'ish miles.  I can count on one hand how many times I've ran twice in a day.  A co-worker of Jesse's (and fellow Sherwood runner) was in Plymouth yesterday and wanted to get together for a run.  We left my house about 6:15 pm and he left me in charge of the route...which wasn't the best idea.  Plymouth has sidewalks, but they aren't the greatest especially with the snow and ice.  My watch quit about 1.5 miles into it and I didn't notice for quite some time which was a bummer!  All in all though it was a great run and I am sure the fresh air and company had a lot to do with it, I miss my running buddies.  I decided to rest today and get back to it tomorrow morning, no shame in taking an unscheduled rest day!

In between runs yesterday the girls and I ran a few errands and I picked up a new running shirt from Meijer.  I just don't think you can beat $10 for a new running/workout shirt, plus its pink and I love pink!  Can't wait to break it in tomorrow morning.  

This picture is so flattering, I especially love the lightening.

How is everyone's week so far in the workout department?  Other departments?  

How much is too much for running clothes for you?  
- I love Lucy and Lululemon like every blue blooded American girl but I also am on a budget.  I put most of that budget towards my shoes, love my Mizunos.  

Have you ran twice in a day?  Is it pretty common for you or were you in some serious training?


  1. When we trained for our first Ragnar they advised we run twice a day. To prepare our body or at least know what to expect. Doing the Cape Cod Ragnar in May! Enjoyed reading your blog! www.colorushealthy.com

    1. I've read a lot about Ragnar, that's awesome you are doing another one. I would like to do a relay race one day, I've heard it's the 3rd leg that gets ya, but what do I know!

  2. I too live in Michigan and am struggling with this snow! It's so hard to get motivated to run outside even though I prefer it to running on a treadmill. Hopefully spring comes soon!

    1. My biggest issue is the ice hidden under the snow when I run outside. I fell hard a couple weekends ago so I have just accepted my life on the treadmill until it warms up. I would rather the TM over a sprained ankle or worse. We are in Plymouth until mid-April, Michigan is so different from Oregon!


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