This Week’s Workouts

TGIF, friends! Hope you’re gearing up for a fun and active weekend. I’m actually staying in DC for once and pretty pumped about enjoying some local adventures and lots of outdoor time.

On the workout front this week, I kept things pretty low key after the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday. I’ve been itching to get back to CrossFit but I felt like I should dial it back a little first – I was feeling pretty run down earlier on in the week from all the travel and running lately! Sunday was a rest/travel day, Monday I kept things casual with a 1 hour ish walk with my friend Karen, and Tuesday morning I met up with friends Sokphal and Ashley for a social run.


It was a beautiful morning for a run! Love starting the day with some fresh air, sweat, and chatter with friends.


I was feeling pretty sluggish on pace since I just did the half, but we had fun out there. I ran down to meet them and didn’t turn on my watch for that bit so I’d say I covered just over 5 miles!



Wednesday and Thursday were all about yoga! On Wednesday evening, I met my college buddy Sarah at Edge Yoga for their 6 p.m. class taught by Rebecca. Loved it! And the bartending school across the hall is always entertaining. :)

edge yoga arlington

On Thursday, I checked out a new (to me, but I think it’s relatively new in general?) studio in Falls Church called Blue Nectar Yoga. They were offering free classes this June on Thursday nights (apparently in July their Tuesday night 6 p.m. class will be free) at 6 p.m., so my friend Ashley and I decided to check it out. Ashley ended up getting stuck at work but I was glad I went anyway! It was a “rock ‘n’ flow” class so it was active and with a nice, quick flow. Fun music, too! I loved the class and the studio – it was gorgeous and big. Great teacher (Jane), too. No pictures because my phone died, alas. :)

For those of you participating in the Summer Shape Up, please keep those comments and updates coming! Gina and I love reading them. I just posted the Week 3 Meal Plan and Grocery Lists for those of you shopping this weekend, and Gina put up the week 3 workout plan – the specifics of the week 3 workout will be up shortly.

Enjoy the weekend, friends!

What was the best/most fun workout you got in this week?


  1. 1

    New follower, hi! That rock-n-flow yoga class sounds awesome! I have family from DC and have spent time in that area, I love hearing you talk about it :)

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    The Rock n’ Roll yoga flow sounds awesome; good music in yoga is such an added bonus! I bought a groupon to a local boxing gym here in San Francisco and went to my first class last night; my arms are sore! I cannot wait for more boxing classes in my future – will be a nice addition to my regular yoga.

  3. 5

    Side comment – I love the Summer Shape Up logo!!!

  4. 6

    Good woman listening to your body! Hope you’re feeling tip top after a few days of rest and being at home!

  5. 7

    I’m in a similar spot as far as feeling a little run-down, so yoga was where-it’s-at for me this week!

  6. 8

    Your posts are always so full of energy! I run a lot of miles, but you make me feel lazy :P It is great reading your blog for motivation, your energy and enthusiasm is infectious….even when you are feeling tired :) Have a wonderful weekend

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    Roadrunner says:

    Glad to see you’re getting back in the flow as summer descends on us! Look forward to hearing of paddle boarding one of these weeks, too!

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    Hope you are feeling better. Love the first picture from your run – amazing!!

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