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Friday Fitness: Going Too Hard & One Week Till I RUN BROOKLYN!

by Nellie


Happy Friday yall!

This week was definitely a lot less crazier than last week but it’s picking up again with A Healthy U Conference only 3 weeks away! Have you gotten your ticket?


Sunday: 7 miles
Monday: Bodypump
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: rest/work obligations
Friday: 5 miles??

run report

Ahh the weather has been glorious! Somehow I found myself on Sunday with 90 minutes and nothing to do so guess what? I went for a run! This is not a normal occurrence so I was excited to hit the pavement after being married to the treadmill for so long! The run was hard at first–my calves wouldn’t  cooperate and it took my a long time to mentally connect to my run.


I did it though! I ran hills over and over, ran on the track and explored all parts of the park. The cool thing was that at 8am I was NOT alone there were tons of baseball games, soccer games and just people enjoying the beautiful weather. Since I used to run so early in my neighborhood seeing lots of people is a wonderful treat! I was back in on the treadmill on Wednesday though and those 4 were tough because of soreness. Which leads me into my next topic!


cross training

So I took Bodypump for the first time in 6 weeks. Bad, I know but between keeping my runs first and my hectic schedule I have neglected Bodypump. The problem is that I went to Bodypump right after running seven miles (with hills!) and jumping right back in at the weights I was using prior to the pause.


Can you says DOMS? I was in so much pain. I can take sore but this sore was almost unbearable. On Tuesday I opted to rest my poor muscles and on Wednesday I really didn’t know if I could make it through 4 miles! Lesson learned. If I ever take a break again I will definitely lighten up on the bar.


I’ve had a love affair with Chop’t recently. It’s just so good! Good for my wallet? Not so much! However, I can’t get enough!IMG_3210


I am just 8 days away from a little race called the Brooklyn Half! Whaaaat! I’m so excited for this race I don’t think I can BE anymore excited! Hometown. Lots of friends. Coney freaking Island. Yes please! Plus I’m volunteering at the New Balance pre party handing out bibs which does 2 things 1) counts towards my requirements for marathon entry next year and 2) guarantees entry for the 2016 Brooklyn Half!


This will be my last half until the fall–marathon training begins in just a few short weeks. (Man just typing that made me whimper a little). I’ve got 3 10ks in 6 weeks, and that is a distance I am way more comfortable with!

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Kristina Walters May 8, 2015 - 5:58 am

You had a solid workout week! I would love to try Bodypump! Keep up the great work!

Janine Huldie May 8, 2015 - 6:06 am

I am seriously so excited about the weather finally being so nice here and definitely think you will have great weather still for your upcoming race. Fingers crossed. Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!!!

Allie May 8, 2015 - 6:13 am

SO exciting!!! I wish I was running this with you! I love that you took your free time and went running *smile* but do not love the Body Pump soreness from hell. Lesson learned! Hope you get your mileage in today and have a fantastic weekend!

Tamara May 10, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Coney Freakin’ Island! So awesome.
umm… I don’t know what Chop’t is but it looks like my kind of place. I’m salad obsessed and it’s never as good when I make them at home.

Leslie May 12, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Oh, I love a good salad bar! My college used to have a fantastic cafe that was just dedicated to salads. So good. It’s definitely tough getting back into strength training after a break, but you’re a busy lady. You gotta do what you gotta do. It seems fitting that the Brooklyn half would be your last half before marathon training. You are Brooklyn, right?

Nellie May 12, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Absolutely my love!!


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