A New Running & CrossFit Routine
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My buns officially hurt. After 6 days of not going to CrossFit, I decided that my first day back on a heavy squat day that was also full of thrusters and bar over burpees would be a good idea. It hurts to walk. My inner thighs are burning too. If I go for a massage, am I allowed to ask for 60 minutes of butt massaging? Is that weird?

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With my first 10k under my belt, and my 2nd one coming up in a few weekends, I feel like I have finally settled into a good running schedule for here on out.

After a 6 mile run on Sunday in the cold and wind, I finally feel comfortable running this distance. The first 4ish miles were really good, but the last few miles were definitely tough. My legs were feeling several days of running, but that’s to be expected. No way in hell is 6 miles easy, but I’m comfortable in the sense that I know I can run the distance. I’m hoping  that with me keeping it up, that eventually it will become more comfortable, like when STUFT Mama says, “I ran an easy 7 miles this morning.”

IMG_2053Last week, along with my 6 mile run, I also snuck in a 4 mile run and a HIIT session, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Since I’d like to keep up with being able to run 6 miles, I want to get 3-4 runs in a week, my ideal being:

  • 1-2 HIIT runs a week — Monday or Tuesday && Friday
  • 3-4 mile run — Wednesday
  • 5-6 mile run — weekend

In between the runs, I also want to get 2-3 CrossFit classes in a week. I’m sure that on a light CrossFit day I would sneak in a HIIT or a shakeout run as well on my lunch hour.

I think this schedule will be a new routine that I will love and that my body will also love. I’m one of those whose body responds very well to cardio and the benefits of running. The days that I CrossFit that are mostly strength and little to no cardio focused, are workouts that my body and I don’t especially enjoy. I am not sorry to those CrossFitters when I say that I love cardio. They are probably going to go throw up now.

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Right now I’m paying for unlimited CrossFit classes a month, but because of a new budget I have, combined with my new workout schedule, I’m going to switch up my CrossFit package, seeing as I don’t need to be paying for the most expensive package when I’m not there as often as I used to be.

So anyways, on Monday I took a rest day because I was extremely sore from Sunday’s run that I mentioned at the beginning of this post. I am all about listening to my body and taking rest on any day that my body says it needs it. On Tuesday I was ready for CrossFit. The only cardio I did Tuesday was from the burpees and walking throughout the day.

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Yesterday I got up early for a run at the gym. I had wanted to get 3-4 miles in, but with a super sore butt and inner thighs, I knew it would be a struggle. Instead, I used it as a recovery run, and my body told me to stop at 2.5 miles. After the run, I had about 30 minutes to kill before I had to shower for work, so I did a little core work and used the dumbbells for a bit. I still love randomly lifting weights outside of CrossFit.

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I am basing this off of things I see on the internet, but sometimes I feel that the really really really hardcore CrossFit peeps judge you if you do any type of strength work outside of the box. I will occasionally lift weights at Gold’s Gym before or after a run, and I love it. Get over yourself hardcore CrossFit juice drinkers. <– Apparently I am really in a mood as I’m writing this, but I really wish that we could all just be happy for those that workout to begin with and not criticize people for their workout of choice!

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Whenever I pass people running on the streets, I get super excited and cheer them on as I drive by, sometimes I even fist pump. I get even more excited when I see those who are clearly taking control of their health, running outside, or working out in the gym. GOOD for you guys! It’s always a struggle to have the courage to want to change your health habits, but I just get so happy when I see someone who is out of shape (or in shape) running. You run that street girl/dude! Pump ze iron, chiquita!

What is your favorite way to workout?

Running is my <3 and #1

How do you balance running & CrossFit if you do both?

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WIAW: I Am Unpredictable This Week
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I’m really glad that you guys loved yesterday’s post on all of my really awkward and bad dating stories. I kept remembering more, so I might have to start a draft for part 2 of really awkward date stories. Who doesn’t love a good cringe every now and then? It also makes us feel better about ourselves knowing that someone out there had a far more horrible date than you did. I didn’t have [...] Continue Reading…

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So Many Boys, So Many Bad Dates

I am so excited for this post, and I feel like you guys will love it too, especially if you need a good laugh. A lot of you loved coming to my blog for awkward dating stories, and over the past year or so, I’ve really steered clear of getting detailed about dates, mostly for respect of that guy. It’s time to change that. Over the years, and past year especially, I have gone on so [...] Continue Reading…

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A Haunted Weekend with the Girls & The Basin
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This was easily one of my favorite weekends I’ve had in a long time. My weekend was nonstop until Sunday morning, and as exhausted as the weekend left me, it was really nice to have such a busy, but fun-filled weekend with girls that I love. We decided to have a college reunion, and since Lindsay and I live here, Michelle came down from CT, and Nicole from Boston.

Michelle arrived Friday night around 8, [...] Continue Reading…

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What About Me? Live As If You Will Be Single For The Long-Term
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The other day at work, my friend Lynds and I were talking about dating, what we deserve, and living our lives for ourselves. We were chatting about a conversation that I had with a previous guy I was dating awhile ago, and I had told her something I had said to him. At first I said that I wish I hadn’t said it, and she scolded me for saying it, but then I defended [...] Continue Reading…

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WIAW: What I Ate The Day of My 10K
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So in a perfect world, this post should have gone live around 9 am, but because I was hacked, there was just a bit of a delay on this post. All is right in the world again thanks to the wonderful men over at WPSiteCare. <<– the only men I need, aside from my Dad and brother. Anyways, for this week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday, I thought it’d be fun to recap [...] Continue Reading…

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Day in the Life: A Fabulous Monday
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Good morning my friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Tuesday. I had a fabulous Monday that flew by, and I wanted to share my day with you.

I had hoped to get a workout in before work, but I also was going to decide on it based on how I felt in the morning. Well, because I was jacked up on caffiene on Sunday, I had a hard time [...] Continue Reading…

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So Much James Marsden & I Am A 10Ker
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It is official. I am now a 10k runner! Yesterday I had my first ever 10k race, and it was fabulous!!!!

Since I really wanted to be prepared for the race, seeing as though even in my training I never did reach 6.2 miles, only 5.5, I made sure to have a super relaxing weekend. Friday evening all I did was relax and watch tv, and pretty much the same thing on Saturday, although I [...] Continue Reading…

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Running in the Dark & Another 10k
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We made it to Friday, which I really wasn’t sure was going to happen. This week truly felt like it dragged on and on and on. Wednesday I rocked a migraine all day, and had hunger pains from a 4.35 mile run earlier in the morning, so that was a true joy of a day.

Back to that 4.35 mile run. I did it at 5:40 am… in the pitch dark. It was the first [...] Continue Reading…

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WIAW: Loving On Peanut Butter
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It’s race week, and I am craving all things carbs and all things peanut butter, which I think always makes for a fun edition of What I Ate Wednesday.

Bagels with peanut butter. This pre-run breakfast was phenomenal and reminded me of growing up. Just love bread with melted peanut butter drenched on top.

Protein shakes haven’t popped up lately this week, but the other day I needed one simply for the fact that I had [...] Continue Reading…

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