Last Week’s Workouts + Giveaway

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Last week’s workouts had me thinking of spring. The temps were warming up, the snow melted and mud season was in full force on the trails.

And then Saturday night it snowed 8 inches of fluffiness and had me thinking of winter fun again.


30 minutes Arc Trainer

15 minutes Stepmill

banded pull ups

eccentric pull ups

rope pull

kb plank rows

Turkish get up

single leg step ups with KB shoulder press

KB single leg deadlift

push press

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7 miles, 8:36 avg/pace, 366 ft elevation gain

Easy miles on a sunshine, blue sky day.  It was one of those runs where everything felt good and right. That’s just what I needed after Sunday’s sucky miserable run.

60 minute Morning Flow yoga at Bending Bodhi with a 15 minute yoga nidra at the end.  I know it’s supposed to be relaxing but I don’t think it’s supposed to put you to sleep. I was o-u-t as soon as I closed my eyes.  I guess I needed that! :)


20 minutes Arc Trainer

20 minutes Step mill

cable ext row

cable push press

eccentric pull ups

pull up shrugs

TRX single leg row

TRX push up

Trx single leg lunges

Smith press single leg squat off bench

squat curl press

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6-7 mile run,10:58 avg/ pace, 528 ft elevation gain

I needed a mental health run on the trails. There’s only so many days of pounding pavement and dodging cars before something’s gotta give.

The trails were a mix of ice and mud.  It felt and looked more like late March than mid February.  I still wore my microspikes for the majority of the run because the last thing I need is a broken wrist.

My watch died at some point during the run but I started up Strava just so I could get some data from the run.

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Rest day!


5 miles, 8:42avg/pace, 264 ft elevation gain

Easy miles before transporting kiddos to gymnastics and basketball. After waking up super early Monday-Friday, sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday feels really, really good.


10.1 mile, 8:31 avg/pace, 477 ft elevation gain

Saturday night we got about 8 inches of snow.  Rather than tackling snow, ice and slush, a group of us decided to meet closer to midday for a long run. I’d much rather get my run done first thing in the morning, but having company on a run was way more enticing. And it helped me push the pace a little without it feeling hard.  Why do group runs feel effortless? As soon as I split from the group for the last mile, I felt like I was running in glue.

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It was a solid week of training and I’m feeling great!

Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.

And now for something really cool!

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Over the years, I’ve transitioned away from running with music or listening to anything. But when I’m on the treadmill, the track or working out at the gym, I NEED music or a podcast or noise in my ears.  I finally got a pair of wireless headphones a couple of years ago and it was life changing. My life was changed yet again by wireless headphones when Jaybird sent me the new Run True Wireless Sport Headphones. (affiliate link)

  • Sweat-proof
  • Interchangable tips and fins for a secure + comfort fit for all ear sizes
  • 4 hour play time + 8 hour with the small charging case (a 5 minute charge gives 1 hours play time!)
  • Custom sound and location finder (if you lose the buds) using the Jaybird App

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One of the reasons why I stopped listening to music while running outside is I wanted to be aware of my surroundings at all times.  If you feel you must run with music, I’ve heard the suggestion of running with only one earbud. That’s kind of hard to do if you’ve got wires. What’s cool about the Jaybird Run is that they are COMPLETELY wireless. You can wear the right earbud alone with ease while still being aware of what’s going on around you.

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I had serious doubts that these headphones would actually stay in my ears while running. Those doubts disappeared after finding the perfect fit. They are so lightweight that you don’t even notice the earbud once you put them on. And that’s great because who wants to be messing with wires and earbuds while working out? FYI – did you notice the buds in my ears in Wednesday’s gym pic?

Here’s your chance to win your own super cool pair of Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones!

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106 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts + Giveaway

  1. Great week of workouts! I have been trying to find good wireless headphones and these look great! I got them for my dad for Christmas but he doesn’t run so I wasn’t sure how they would do while moving around a lot. I love that they have no wires so you can just wear one at a time!
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  2. Great week of workouts! I have been trying to find good wireless headphones and these look great! I got them for my dad for Christmas but he doesn’t run so I wasn’t sure how they would do while moving around a lot. I love that they have no wires so you can just wear one at a time!
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  3. I have a lot of jams but one I thought of after reading your post and mentioning the hill repeats was one I always listen to on hill repeats- Castle on the Hill, Ed Sheeran. Gets me moving!

  4. I have never fallen asleep at yoga. I’ve heard people snoring during savasana, so I know it is possible! How wonderful to be that relaxed!!

    We had that touch of spring here over the weekend–I think that’s why I enjoyed yesterday’s snowy run so much. It was warm but it was pretty!

    Thanks for linking!

  5. So exciting to see you running strong! And I have been dying to try the Jaybird! All of the ultrarunners rave about these and I would get a lot of use listening to my 80s cardio channel on Pandora 😉

  6. I’ve seen quite a few bloggers who are loving the Jaybird Runs! They must be better than my $15 dollar pair from Amazon 😂. Lately my jam has been Taylor Swift’s new album, reputation.

  7. It’s seems almost kismit that I decided to click through your Instagram post to check these earbuds out since I was just telling my husband I NEED totally wireless ones! The cord going around the back of my neck has been driving me crazy lately! My jam that has been helping me through these winter treadmill runs is definitely Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion”. Makes me want to fly!

  8. Always looking for wireless buds to run in. I would love to try these!! My ears are small so it’s difficult to find a pair to stay in.

  9. Thanks for sharing your inspiring workouts and great pics! Glad to hear you like the Jaybird Runs. I’ve been curious about wireless headphones and am even more interested now that I know they stay put!

  10. I am intrigued by these headphones. The ear buds look SO big but everyone says they fit well in your ears. I usually listen to podcasts on my weekend long runs so these would come in handy!

  11. My jam is a mixture of old school , Britney’s Toxic, and new, Bruno Mars’ anything. Love the earbuds. Glad to hear they stay in ears easily.

  12. I listen to all types of music while running! 70s funk has lately been a favorite, though. I’d love to try wireless headphones. Great week of workouts and running! The best part is that you are feeling strong. Thanks for linking!

  13. It’s SO true that running with friends makes the miles fly by. I seriously almost cried when my friend backed out on me last week because solo long runs = glue legs. Somehow I made it through :-)
    And I SO desperately want to believe these headphones are as good as you say. You know I’ve had so many issue with the beats but they are better than any others I have tried as far as being light and staying in my ears. If I don’t win, I may have to suck it up and buy a pair… thanks for all the good info!
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  14. Thank you for posting that you can run with only one of the earbuds in. I was wondering if that would work. That is awesome! My jam right now is Whatever it Takes by Imagine Dragons. I’ve been struggling with my speed work and this song helps me get through it.
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  15. I received those same Jaybird headphones for Christmas, and I returned them and got the Samsung wireless ones. I found that the Jaybird ones were much larger than the other ones. But they are perfect for one ear. The other day I was walking with my mom and only wore one. I could carry on a conversation plus hearing my music.

  16. I’ve heard such good things about these! Bluetooth headphones have definitely changed my gym workouts, but the ones I got for Christmas still have a wire connecting the two ear buds.

  17. Right now, the song that gets me pumped no matter how tired I am is “Greatest” by Sia. There are a lot of songs that can get me going, but for a while this one is able to get me to dig a little deeper and during particularly hard times, it can keep me going even when I’m sure I want to throw in the towel.

  18. I’ve been listening to a lot of Chainsmokers or One Republic. My wife has a pair of Jaybirds, not these particular ones, but she loves hers.

  19. I actually don’t listen to music while running, but my wife does. Well, actually she has been listening to various podcasts lately. I’m lucky enough to get the cliff notes!

  20. I love listening to music by Imagine Dragons when working out. They are my favorite band and give me the inspiration to keep on going.

  21. My current jam is actually listening to podcasts! I find it much more engaging to listen to podcasts when going on long runs.

  22. My jam is walk – run and also stretching for about 2 minutes per stretch. .. yoga I guess. I really love these headphones. great review that they are now on my list.

  23. I am so impressed by your pull up commitment !! I have been enjoying some playlists on Spotify made by my friends and family !

  24. Great job! I give so many props to anyone who is able to run in the snow! Here is San Francisco, we get a bit of cold and my body automatically tells me it wants to stick with hot chocolate instead of running workouts!

  25. I don’t really have a jam that I can think of specifically, but I love running while listening to podcasts, that way I can still hear my surroundings but it keeps me entertained. Radio lab is one of the podcasts I listen to.

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