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This Week’s Workouts: Quality Over Quantity

Workouts have taken a back seat since work has ramped up so I’ve relied on two of the fastest and easiest ways to get workouts in, CrossFit and running. I love that I can get both done in under 30 minutes and feel like I got a good workout in. I tell people this all the time but you do not have to work out for hours per day to be fit. Quality over quantity, always! Of course I love it when I have time to fit in 90 minutes of yoga and take my time in the gym but it just doesn’t always happen that way!

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Monday

CrossFit

15 minute AMRAP

200 meter run
15 back squats
10 box jump overs

This is the only CrossFit WOD that I did this week and I couldn’t have programmed a WOD I loved more myself. The mix of running, squats and box jumps was amazing and knowing that it was only  a 15 minute AMRAP made me really push myself with no rest. I went with the competition weight of 85# on the squats which was just the push I needed in this workout and then used a 20 inch box for the jump overs. Instead of jumping all the way over, I jumped on, turned around up top and stepped off the opposite side. I have this whole “risk versus reward” philosophy that keeps me from going to crazy on box jumps. I know that I am not the most coordinated person ever and I would like to preserve the appearance of my shins and my teeth!

I got 5 rounds done in 15 minutes! And my legs were crazy sore for the next two days from the squats.

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Tuesday

Yoga at the Ritz

A fellow teacher taught a special yoga class at the Ritz. 75 minutes of flow.

Wednesday

3 mile run

Thursday

3 mile run

Friday

REST

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Saturday

6.3 mile run

When I’m in Georgia visiting my grandmother my go-to workout is usually running unless I do a day pass at a local gym. I spend so much time in the gym in general that I usually default to running. Coming off a rest day on Friday, I was in the mood to do a longer run on Saturday morning. It poured down rain all morning but there was a 2 hour window with no storms so I headed out for a run. The air was SO heavy and humid but it felt really good to sweat and zone out. I decided that I’d run for an hour and ended up covering 6.3 miles. Legs and body felt great after. It’s been nice to get back to running this distance consistently.

Sunday

Run or REST

I’m not heading back to Charlotte until later this afternoon but I have a lot of work to do today so I’m not sure that I’ll fit a workout in. If I do it will be a 3 mile run.

Are you a “hours logged” or “quality over quantity” kind of exerciser? 

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  • 1
    She Rocks Fitness July 20, 2014, 11:16 am

    Despite the Houston heat, I have been craving running. I think it is the peace and quiet and the simplicity that I want. I am also ready to practice yoga a lot this week too. Just going with the flow and doing what my body is craving.

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    Matt @ Runner Savvy July 20, 2014, 11:20 am

    I’m training for a marathon so I definitely try to log a lot of miles! I strive for quality workouts but with a lot of “filler” miles 🙂

  • 3
    Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona July 20, 2014, 11:36 am

    Like you, I feel like as long as I get in a good workout, it doesn’t matter how long it took,

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    Kari @ Kari On July 20, 2014, 12:43 pm

    Usually quality over quantity. I get busy with work as well, so quick runs are usually the route that I take. Have never tried CrossFit, but it seems like something that would definitely work well with my schedule!

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    tara July 21, 2014, 1:06 pm

    i am generally an hours logger, but recently i’m attempting to try to listen to my body and sometimes take 2 rest days per week if i feel like i need it. just today i was supposed to go to 530 AM yoga but due to several issues going on i found myself awake from 230 until after 4 AM. i decided why push myself to have a crappy practice on 3 hrs of sleep. i will just take the day off and move on. Thats a huge win for me !

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