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Last Week’s Workouts

Last week was the most intense group of workouts I’ve had in a long time. My mileage was a little higher than I’ve been doing lately, but nothing crazy. It was CrossFit that kicked.my.butt and pummeled my quads. (I’m gonna post this and then go finish the CrossFit post to share with you this week!)

M – 4.63 miles, 35:30, 7:40 pace + Top Tier Crossfit (details of the WOD)

T – 4 miles, 31:03, 7:45 pace + Top Tier Crossfit (details of the WOD)

W – rest day; my legs were absolutely destroyed from Monday and Tuesday’s workouts, and I could barely walk!

Th – Christmas Day run! 10.55 miles, 1:23, 7:52 pace

F – 5 miles, 38:00, 7:35 pace + 2 mile cool down jog with the pup (8:48 pace)

S – Pure Barre (I don’t think I have ever sweat so much in a Pure Barre class before. I loved it!)

S – 7 miles, 51:45, 7:20 pace

Total Mileage: 33.2 miles
How I feel: My legs have been absolutely destroyed this week. I never get sore and made the mistake of bragging about that to some friends…and then I could barely move for days! I really don’t remember being that sore since I ran a freaking marathon.

I got a massage Friday night and even my masseuse (whom I see each month) had commentary about how EXTRA tight and stiff I was…and she always lectures me about being too tight and stiff. My body needs some variety; apparently it’s too used to running and Pure Barre, and Crossfit did a number on me. But I kiiiind of love being sore. Tell me I’m not the only one.

Did you workout on Christmas Day?

Do you get bruises when you lift? I’ve noticed over the past few years that my quads and hamstrings get bruises when I do a lot of squats or deadlifts. Is that normal??

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9 Comments

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    Aleta
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    I love love love feeling sore! I am opposite of you. I go to barre 4-5 times per week and then run once or twice. I am nowhere near your pace, yet. The barre class I attend is called “barre Bootcamp.” As you can imagine it kicks your booty. I have been attending regularly for over year. I love the weeks that I have a hard time walking or when I can feel my muscles in my arms getting tighter. A run will usually help get the kinks out.

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    Kalynn C.
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    I’m a runner who crossfits (as opposed to a crossfitter who runs haha), and a BodyPump instructor. It took me a while after starting crossfit for my legs to adjust to the extra fatigue and work that I was putting on them. Running will always be my #1 love, but I love crossfit and am happy with the strength I’ve gained from it! I believe I’m a better runner because of crossfit!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      haha I wrote that exact line in my draft blog post on CrossFit – “a runner who Crossifts” 😀 I think we have the same thoughts on running and Crossfit! I totally agree with everything in your comment!

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    Kristen
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    I’m a total klutz so I’m always getting random bruises:-) I don’t usually get them from actually lifting but the process of setting up the bar and the plates etc will generally mark me up a bit.

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    Meredith @FitNiceRunner
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    Yes! Bruises mid-shin, collar bone area, dropping plates on my feet (I lift barefoot a lot). Was on a plane Christmas day but had a great run in the deep sand on Friday.

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    Melissa
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    I totally get bruises but I think it is from banging into things at the gym, not the actual lifting. Hmm…

    Question: you always look so cute and have your hair always done — do you wash and style it every day? I ask because you clearly get sweaty in all your workouts (as do I) and I’m wondering if I am just destined to wash it constantly. I know you color too – does that ruin it?

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Aw, that’s sweet of you. I don’t wash it everyday, but I do rinse (scrubbing my scap with my fingers) and condition almost every day (and shampoo every other day usually). It only takes me about 10-15 minutes to dry and style my hair so I don’t mind if I’m getting it completely wet. I’ve also recently gotten addicted to salt spray + dry shampoo. It helps texturize the hair and I spray it on when I don’t have time to rinse and blow dry; I just spritz it on the hair and scrunch with my fingers and let it air dry. Then I spray some dry shampoo at the roots if it’s greasy.

      I actually hadn’t colored my hair in over a year until last week! I just got some subtle highlights so I don’t worry about it too much!

      This is the salt spray I like: http://www.amazon.com/KMS-HairPlay-Sea-Salt-Spray/dp/B005JDPKZI

      It smells amazing too! Great for refreshing hair post workout! 🙂

      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have other questions/want more details!

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    Hksedwick
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    I wrote a comment on Christmas, but it got deleted and I forgot to rewrite it. I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you had a wonderful relaxing Christmas after a hard fall.
    Also, my husband gets petechial bruising on his upper back EVERY TIME he lifts. I can always tell which days he lifts. He has had it for years.

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