Workouts from Last Week (Barre3 soreness + Cut My Run Short)


I missed Friday’s post mainly because my Macbook Air has been giving me keyboard problems which makes typing a chore.  I’m in the process of setting up and transitioning to a new laptop but I can’t get the new laptop’s internet to work just yet (don’t ask – I thought Mac’s made life easier?!) so I’m still struggling to type which is SUPER annoying.

I’m glad I write my workouts down each day as they happen so that today’s post can put itself together without too much additional typing from me.

I wanted to go into more detail about how sore I was from Barre3 (see below) and then how I didn’t feel well during my run on Saturday (see below) but more details may have to wait until my computer issues are behind me!

Monday – 5 Miles

This was my first run in a while where I mentally pushed myself to go faster on average than I have been and also the first run in a while where I average overall in the 8’s.

Tuesday – 30 Min Barre3/10 Min Power Abs (Melissa Wood Health)/Walk

I randomly found that I had access to Barre3 workouts on my TV (not sure how) so I decided to try one today. This one was similar to other Barre3 workouts I’ve done in the past and mainly cardio-focused with a ton of squats.

Wednesday – 3 Mile Run/15 Min Full Body Power Series

I noticed I was slightly sore from yesterday’s Barre3 workout when I woke up but the real soreness set in as the day went on.

Thursday – 4 Mile Walk

My legs were SORE from Tuesday’s Barre3 workout so I went for a walk to loosen up and keep things easy.

Friday – 30 Min Full Body Yoga + Pilates Flow/40 Min Walk

Still pretty sore so I didn’t run, figuring I would run tomorrow at the beach.

Saturday – 5 Miles

My legs felt better today!

While I didn’t have a distance or workout plan for today’s boardwalk run, I also didn’t factor in not feeling well towards the five-mile mark.

Even without a distance plan, I naturally run five miles and then make decisions on how much further I will run.

I felt fine and was really enjoying this run until somewhere during mile four when I suddenly didn’t feel well. The best I can say to describe how I was feeling is that I suddenly felt as though I had been running a race with my pace in the 7’s and was at the end of a half marathon still at that pace in the heat.

But I wasn’t in a race, I was running in the 9’s, and was only at four miles.

I stopped to walk right at five miles to shake off whatever I was feeling. Within a minute I felt better but knew I made the right decision to stop – it was not at all like me to feel that way.

I drank some water, walked for a bit while chatting on phone, and then hung out on a bench.


I felt completely fine after that happened but it was weird!

Sunday – 30 Min Yoga/Pilates Flow (1 lb weights/resistance band) + 10 Min Arms (1 lb weights)

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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