Every time I worked out last week (2/8 – 2/14)

Hi guys.  If you had asked me a year ago if it was possible to “forget to take a rest day” I would’ve laughed at you. That’s as nutty as forgetting to eat lunch. But it happened to me: I worked out for 10 days straight through thoughtless inertia.

Then I felt burnt out and blahhhh. So then I got the flu and took 3 days off.

Here’s what happened:

Monday: Last minute post-work Flywheel on the east side. So hard and so good.

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Flywheel Motivation

Tuesday: I tried Pure Barre again. I don’t know. Something just doesn’t click for me in this class. The people at Pure Barre were even kind enough to email me a list of their “peppiest” instructors, but I don’t know. I’m still sort of lost by the sequencing of the class. Also why isn’t anyone happy?

Wednesday: I went out for a morning run and it felt so tough. My body felt inflexible and tired. I never hit a groove. After a mile or so I started to check off a list of reasons as to WHY this run was so bleh and I realized I hadn’t taken a rest day in 10 days. I ended this run at 2 miles and cut my self some slack.

Thursday: Morning Flywheel with Mario (one of my favorite instructors). I considered canceling since I was feeling drained, but I love this class – the teacher and time slot are perfect for me – so I powered through, but maybe didn’t give 110%

I am going to level with you, I may have coasted a little.

Friday: I woke up feeling sick. I was planning on this being a rest day anyway.  So I did not work out. I got on a plane to LA. Long plane rides are awesome for congestion.

The pals in LA:


Saturday:  I still felt crappy. So no working out.

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seen on a walk in LA

Sunday: Other than a 3-mile walk I continued to not workout. Turns out not working out is easy!

That’s all she wrote! How was your week? Did you do anything fun for the long weekend?


  1. jmc
    February 19, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Sorry you haven’t been well!

    My workout week was mostly about trying to get my running groove back. (January didn’t go so well.)
    2/8 – 6.75 miles with 6 x 2 min 5k effort intervals
    2/9 – Legs & core at gym
    2/10 – 13 miles
    2/11 – Short yoga sequence
    2/12 – 5.3 miles
    2/13 – Plyometric drills & abs
    2/14 – 7.6 very cold, very hilly miles. I’ve been trying to work on landing more softly, which turns out to be quite difficult when I can’t feel my feet.

    • Nicole
      February 19, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      wow!! that is a lot of miles. you’re amazing. are you training for something before the Cherry Blossom 10-miler?

  2. jconstible@gmail.com
    March 2, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Ugh, I forgot to answer this! Yeah, I’m running a 10 miler this weekend. Using it more as a training race, though.

    And I just hired an online running coach! Can’t wait to tell you more about it … when I know more about it. 🙂

    • Nicole
      March 2, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      YES! I can’t wait to HEAR about it. Have a great long run!

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