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This Week’s Playlist + Workouts (Lots of Squats!)

Hi and happy Sunday!

Once I finally got everything up and working right (thanks for being patient!)…it seemed that you all really liked the Spotify playlist so I’m going to post them weekly (as long as I make a new one).

Here’s the latest:

And here’s the link to follow it on Spotify. Quick note, remember that these are for my yoga classes so they start and end slow with upbeat music in the middle. For my readers who are also yoga teachers, I’m all about sharing the love…if you want to use my playlists in your classes, please feel free! Otherwise, I hope y’all like the mix of music.

A few notes about today’s playlist:
1) “All I Want” is supposed to be the Illenium Remix but it’s not available on Spotify. I included the original version of the song and another remix instead.
2) “All I Really Need” is supposed to be the Regulated Edition but it’s not available on Spotify. I included the original version instead.
3) “No Way” is supposed to be the Dubstep Remix but it’s not available on Spotify. I included the original version instead.

Now, on to the weekly workouts. This was my favorite week of workouts in a long time. I feel like it was the perfect mix of running, strength and yoga. Two good runs + a running WOD, two tough CrossFit workouts and three yoga classes. And a rest day! I felt really challenged and motivated this week…and I did a lot of squats! I just love squatting!


Hot yoga


4.2 mile run at 8:33 pace + 100 air squats and 50 push ups


CrossFit + 75 back squats at 65# + 75 sit ups (5 sets of 15 of each after the WOD)

5 rounds for time: 

10 push press (65#)
20 jumping lunges
10 toes to bar

Took me 11:45 to finish. My butt was sore for three days after 100 jumping lunges. 🙂


Hot yoga + 20 minute walk


CrossFit + 100 back squats at 55# + 50 floor press at 55# + 50 floor swipers holding a 55# bar (5 sets of 20 back squats and 10 of the press and swipers after the WOD)


Set a clock for 12 minutes…
– Run 1 Mile (Ran the mile in 8 minutes even)
– With the remaining time AMRAP: Hang power snatch (95/55)
*I got 35 snatches, RX.

Immediately into set a clock for 8 minutes…
– Run 800 meters (Ran at 7:30 pace)
– With the remaining time AMRAP: 30 Double unders and 15 sit ups
*I got four rounds of the AMRAP and was JAZZED to get all four sets of 30 double unders UNBROKEN! WOOHOO!

Immediately into clock set for 4 minutes…
Run 400 meters (Ran at 7:00 pace)
With the remaining time AMRAP: Lateral burpees over the bar
*I got 24 burpees.

I really loved this WOD (courtesy of Metro CrossFit). It was interesting, fun and challenging. It kept me moving and motivated.



I taught two hot yoga classes and a three hour afternoon workshop so I had no remaining energy for a workout…and I was pretty pooped from all the squatting and workouts I did earlier in the week!



5 mile run at 8:28 pace + 45 minute walk + hot yoga

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  • She Rocks Fitness February 8, 2015, 6:57 pm

    I still use Pandora, but I know how much people love Spotify…I can’t keep up with all of these things…Love that yoga video! Lots of yoga, sunshine, and warm weather her in Texas and it felt so awesome!

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:02 pm

      girl, i was stuck on pandora forever until i got guilted into using spotify to share my playlists. i still love both but spotify is pretty awesome!

  • Annie B February 8, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Yay for more playlists!! I think I listened to last week’s playlist 10 times! 🙂

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:03 pm

      awesome! thank you and glad you liked it!

  • Cara's Healthy Cravings February 8, 2015, 8:05 pm

    I like the looks of that Friday WOD you did, I will have to remember that. I like how the clock time changes each round, keeps it more interesting and adds a new challenge.

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:04 pm

      it was super fun and challenging. highly recommend!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt February 8, 2015, 8:52 pm

    Your yoga video is gorgeous!
    Thanks for posting the playlists. I’m always looking for great music suggestions.

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:04 pm

      thank you julie! 🙂

  • Katie @ Live Half Full February 8, 2015, 9:21 pm

    I love listening to yoga music at work to stay focused. Can’t wait to listen to this playlist this week!

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:04 pm

      i love listening to music in general while i work! it so helps me focus!

  • Taca @ A Side Of Dessert February 9, 2015, 9:47 am

    I always love your playlists! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's on the Run February 9, 2015, 10:20 am

    Awesome workouts! Definitely snagging your Saturday WOD! Looks AWESOME.

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:05 pm

      it was super fun and different!

  • Lauren February 9, 2015, 4:18 pm

    Hey Jen – have you heard of The Low Anthem? Their songs (and their album “Oh my God, Charlie Darwin”) have some great slow melodies to them, always thought they would be beautiful in a yoga class! My reccos for that type of sound are Charlie Darwin, Cage the Songbird, Music Box and To Ohio (Reprise).

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:06 pm

      i have not and i cannot thank you enough for the recommendations! i am ALWAYS looking for new music to add to my playlists for my classes!

  • Kat February 9, 2015, 7:13 pm

    Hey Jen!

    How long will you wait to take Zoey running with you? I have a golden who is almost 2 years old and I’ve tried to run with her in the past but she’s really not into it unless it’s in a trail through the woods. I’m wondering if she’s too young or if her personality just doesn’t like it.

    • Jen February 9, 2015, 10:08 pm

      hey kat! it’s best to wait until they’re 12-18 months to run them. you want their bones/joints to be fully developed. i ran sullie from the time she was 1.5 years to 7 years. we’ve cut back on the running in favor of walks as she’s aging.

      so…what does your 2 year old seem to not like about running?

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