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The Weekender: Favorite Links + Last Week’s Workouts

Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend. I was up in Winston for a hair appointment (Jodi at The Escape Salon is the best), and of course, some time with Tommy. 🙂 I got two inches cut off since it’s just so hot on my neck in the summer, and because I accidentally fried my hair with my flat iron. Ugh, crap. So I’m now the proud owner of some heat protectant and I won’t turn my flat iron up past 300 degrees per Jodi’s orders. I had been turning it up to 400+. Oops.

Here’s some links I enjoyed last week – lots of them! And last week’s workouts are below!

Last Week’s Workouts

S – rest

M – CrossFit

Strength: Max 1 Rep Front squat: worked up to 150#, a 5 lb PR!

WOD: Burgeron Beep Test

5 thrusters (I did 45#), 5 pull ups (I did ring rows), 5 burpees EMOM for as long as possible – I did 20 rounds! I was absolutely WIPED by the end. The group I work out with was awesome and cheered me on to keep going much longer than I would have otherwise — and they took some pictures. (Check out my sweet camo tank. ha!)


T – CrossFit

Strength: 3 rep touch and go max deadlift –> I worked up to 175#

WOD: finished in 16:09

  • Run 1200m, rest 3 minutes
  • Run 800m, rest 2 minutes
  • Run 400m, rest 1 minute
  • Run 200m

W – AM Crossfit + PM run 4.1 miles, 7:30 pace.

My legs were getting super stiff so I went for a run to try to flush some lactic acid. I felt great! But then Thursday’s run was a wreck…so I don’t think it worked. ha!


  • 180# max back squat – took 7 sets to work up to a single max
  • 51 HSPU in 5 min
  • 49 ring rows in 5 min

Th – 6 miles, 8:46 pace

My legs were toast from all the max lifts this week.

F – AM 60 min hot yoga + PM 4 mile run, 8:30 pace.

I ran mostly because I didn’t have much to do Friday night and just wanted to get out of the house. I ran a route I rarely do because I have to drive there and just enjoyed the scenery.


I ran in my latest Fabletics outfit. I couldn’t resist the stars & stripes shorts! The tank is awesome – it has an open back which is really nice in this heat, and the bra that it came with was way more supportive than I was expecting. Two enthusiastic thumbs up. Pardon the bedroom mess – it was laundry day.IMG_4684

S – partner WOD at Top Tier CrossFit in Winston-Salem.

I got to work out with Tommy! So fun! 🙂

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  • Reply
    Amanda @ Slimplify Life

    I used to fry my hair every. single. morning and then chopped it all off and now I try not to use much heat on it!!! Love shorter hair in the summer!!

    Have a great day!

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    Congrats on all your maxes this week!

    I pretty much give up on heat styling my hair all summer. It’s not worth it, because it will just frizz and curl anyway. Also the locker room at my gym is SO HOT. I have no idea how some of the girls stand there blow drying their hair in there. This morning’s hair prep involved brushing my hair after my shower… and that was it! #lazy

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    Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    those shorts are so cute!!
    but girl I don’t know how you can do hot yoga in this summer weather!!

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    Amanda - RunToTheFinish

    Thanks for including me in the round up!! Great weak of workouts!

  • Reply

    YES!! i used to love those sweet potato chips!! i also love the spicy flax ones.

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    Love those shorts!! I used to blow dry straightener my hair almost everyday. I chopped a bunch off so it is now shoulder length and discovered the amazingness of dry shampoo. I now only blow dry my hair about once a week–in the summer even less!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      I should let it air dry more often but I hate going to work with wet hair and with the humidity, it doesn’t dry fast enough. Any tips??

      I also love dry shampoo! 🙂

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