So it occurred to me yesterday that I have exactly TWO MONTHS until the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run. I haven’t run for distance since September. And it’s been even longer since I bought myself a new pair of running shoes.

I’ve always run in Nikes in the past, but I thought I would give Brooks a try this go round. I just ordered these puppies this morning!

Brooks Adrenaline 2017

Brooks Adrenaline 2017

I’m looking forward to taking these puppies on a test drive in the very near future! And of course I’ll share my thoughts with you. I need to get my butt in gear, and a new pair of kicks always makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning. 🙂

Before I get to our Fitness Friday workout, a little side bar. I planned on doing a “gym survival” post in the near future, but I needed to deliver this PSA sooner rather than later. 🙂 (It’s actually more of a funny anecdote than a PSA). Ladies— we ALL think we can sing. And I think it’s awesome when we’re “in the zone”. But please………. PLEASE refrain from BELTING OUT the song playing in your headphones while others are trying to lift. 🙂

I was doing seated bar bell presses this morning.


And I too wear headphones to lift. There was a girl beside me working out who decided she was going to belt out her song so loud I heard it OVER the song I was listening to! Scared the shit out of me and I couldn’t concentrate because I just wanted to giggle. I ended up cutting my set short just to get away. #ittakesallkinds

Moving on!


A reader recently e-mailed me to ask what I do for my HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I always do my cardio AFTER lifting, and I normally switch it up and do either the bike, the elliptical, or the treadmill. I thought I’d share with you the treadmill workout I did this morning:

  • Walking – 5 minute warm Up
  • Increase speed – 2 minutes comfortable jog (I did a 10:30 pace)
  • Increase speed – 30 second sprints (I did an 8:00 pace)
  • hop off the belt for 30 seconds
  • hop back on and repeat 7x’s
  • Decrease speed – 2 minutes comfortable jog
  • 3 minute cool down

What are your plans for the weekend?

Do you have any gym “pet peeves” if so, what are they?

What would you do if someone was belting out a song like Julia Roberts in that scene from Pretty Woman in the middle of the gym?