Fitness Friday!

Friday Workout: Rest day!! Only foam rolling and stretching for this lady!
After tough Tuesday-Thursday workouts, I kept my word and I am taking a rest day! I would really love to do a longer run tomorrow, so I have to take it easy today. My muscles need a break!

Ran some errands with Mommy today… picked up a pair of tan dressier shorts and a few shirts at Target.


Found a new Target nut butter to try! I’m not usually a cashew fan, but I thought I would try this mix out. Nutritional Facts: 2 Tbsp. 185 calories, 3g fiber, 7g protein.

I also picked up some chapstick. I have a slight obsession with chapstick and it has to be this brand in strawberry or cherry flavor. I have them stashed everywhere: at school, home, desks, purses, car, computer bag, gym bag, SPIbelt for running,  next to the bed… I loose them constantly, but I can always find another because I have them everywhere.

Mom and I went to Panera for lunch… Half a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich on Tomato Basil bread, half a Greek salad and an apple. Seriously good and lots of feta cheese!

My Sunny Seeds came in the mail today! I asked if I could write a Sunny Seed Runner story for their blog and I got them in the mail today! Rocky tried to steal them, but I told him we can’t open them up until we use them for our running story!

Fitness Friday!

Trying something new! I’ve gotten a few compliments on workouts I’ve posted (so nice!) and I decided to create an entire Workouts! tab at the top of my blog. I am hoping to post a different type of workout each Friday and keep all of them together in this page.  Workouts may include: treadmill intervals, running playlists, half and full marathon training plans, strength training and yoga sessions. It’s a work in progress! I also want to know what workouts you did today!

Today is a “Glute Strength” workout from the March 2011 issue of Runner’s World!

This article says that glutes are an important muscle group for runners and are often neglected.

The glutes keep a runner’s legs, pelvis and torso aligned.  Weak glutes can cause Achilles tendinitis, shinsplints, runner’s knee and IT band issues.

Most strength-training routines don’t isolate the glutes, so it is important to work them out on their own!

This article recommends doing two or three sets of these glute exercises – 12 to 15 reps two times a week.

What was your Friday workout???


Posted on July 8, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I’m still procrastinating my Friday workout but it WILL be a run once I actually get off the couch 😉

  2. No Friday workout for me either. I did a long run yesterday and am going to race tomorrow, so I thought I should take the day off.

    P.S. I love Panera for a healthy lunch!

  3. So many good things: super excited to hear what you think about that nut butter. I L.O.V.E. chapstick too – seriously have it everywhere! Jealous of your lunch at panera – looks awesome. My Friday workout will be after work (another 12 hour shift today!) and will be a run with my husband and dog, at least a few miles, maybe longer! 🙂

  4. I love reading about your workouts. Today is a rest day for me too and I’m doing a long run tomorrow. CAN’T WAIT!

  5. Love the workouts tab!! Looking forward to meeting you at HLS!

  6. Rocky is too cute! I think he and the Sunny Seeds look good together. 😉

  7. Friday was a rest day for me 🙂 That nut butter looks amazing! I need to find that at Target.

  8. GREAT JOB TAKING A REST DAY!!! Friday I did spin and pump:) I LOVE target and I could spent my whole bank account there!

    • Thanks! I needed the rest day, but apparently it didn’t help me with my run this morning. I spent $100 yesterday on absolutely nothing at Target because I love looking through the clothes and everything! Thank you soooo much for commenting! It made my day 🙂

  9. Friday was a rest day, but I’m about to get right on in just a bit! That nut butter looked like it had such potential! I’m weary of cashews anyhow, but I saw your response to it…I think I shall skip it! I’m with Rocky–I want to steal those seeds!!! 🙂

  10. Ahhh Rocky with the sunny seeds is seriously so adorable.

  11. Awww Yorkies are always up to some little things:) they are so cute they always get away with it… 🙂

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