Hello, hello. How is your week so far? How was Halloween?

This week marked week 1 of the Refine Method challenge, and I am loving it. I feel so sore so much of the time, but I feel like I am actually getting stronger.

Song of the week:No Children” by The Mountain Goats.

All the workouts:

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Hi Ladies and Gents! I am still waiting on my new orthotics so I didn’t go running at all this week. But thanks to ClassPass, I kept busy on the workout front. I also have a Refine Method package and a Barry’s package, for those wondering.  I currently have the 10 class per month ClassPass membership.  I tend to go over 10 classes a month when I’m in town a lot of the month, even more so when I’m not running.

Here’s what went down:

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Hello pals. Happy Thursday!! Last week I changed my emphasis from running to strength training. I’m all new kinds of sore, but I think it’s the right move for my body and something I can pull off without any long races looming. (Though I do have a few shorter races coming up!)

Here’s what I got into:

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Important Question: Do you guys LIKE showering at a fitness studio? What if it’s a nice one? What if they have a fancier blow dryer than you do at home? What if they offer Malin + Goetz shower products? (M+G must be owned by the same investment group as every boutique fitness operation because their products are everywhere.)

I just don’t. I’m not a creature of habit in too many ways, but I prefer to shower and get ready at home so I can spread out, air dry my hair and waste as much time as possible. (I can floss my teeth for like 2 hours while staring off into the abyss, ask anyone who has ever lived with me.)  I also don’t enjoy packing a bag.

This means that if I want to work out before work, I need to be crafty. I can either do a run that ends at home, an early nearby spin class (luckily this option does exist for me) or a barre/pilates class where, let’s be real I don’t shower after. Any tricks for getting ready at a studio? Would love your two cents.

Here’s what I got into this week:

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