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This Week’s Workouts (They Made Me Sore!)

My workouts this week were kind of all over the place due to the snow but I was sore all week! First from a CrossFit WOD and then from the snow day home workout that I did. It’s been a long time since I’ve been as sore as I was this week.


Hot Yoga


Hot Yoga + CrossFit

5 rounds for time:

20 ring dips
14 thrusters

This was the programmed workout for Metro CrossFit on Monday. I coached it but didn’t get a chance to do it and was excited to knock it out on my own Tuesday. I went pretty light on the thrusters at just 45# and used a thin band for the ring dips. I knew I was in trouble as soon as the workout was over. 100 ring dips is A LOT of volume for a small muscle group like the triceps. They were sore for days after! The workout took me right at 12 minutes.



Hot Yoga

I was able to get a practice in right as the heavy snow started falling. It was so cool to practice with snow falling down outside. This was by far my best practice of the week. Body was open and mind was ready. After class I promptly got myself home where I stayed for the next 48 hours.



Home workout + 2 mile snow walk

I shared this workout with you guys on Thursday and I’m blown away by how many people have tried it. Thank you! One thing’s for sure…whether you did the full version or a scaled version, everyone was sweaty and sore! Keep it up! This is definitely a workout I’m going to keep in my back pocket for travel and home use. It was killer!


Hot Yoga

I was able to get back to the studio and practice and it felt great. There are not words to describe how sore my glutes were after 100 air squats, 100 jump squats and 100 jumping lunges. It hurt to sit down. Seriously.


30 minute treadmill hill and sprint interval run

Only run I was able to get in this week due to snow. Felt nice. Good recovery for my still sore legs.


Not sure but thinking some sort of CrossFit or strength workout with deadlifts and maybe some running to warm up.

UPDATE…it ended up being a rest day. After teaching yoga and then assisting teacher training all day…I was DONE.

What was the last workout that made you REALLY sore!?

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  • 1
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 16, 2014, 2:01 pm

    Sounds like you got some great well rounded workouts in this week even with all the snow craziness! Awesome!

  • 2
    Cat February 16, 2014, 2:40 pm

    Love that 1000 rep workout! Some V-ups on a bosu ball made it sore to laugh for a day – lesson learned!

  • 3
    Brittany @ proteinandpumps February 16, 2014, 2:41 pm

    Love that picture of you! The last workout that left me REALLY sore was my first lower body strength workout after recovering from gallbladder surgery.

  • 4
    Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 16, 2014, 3:12 pm

    Amazing picture of you! So strong!! Great week of workouts! Last week I did a 10 miler at 1/2 marathon pace. That left me sore!

  • 5
    Kaitlyn February 16, 2014, 4:41 pm

    That picture is awesome. You are such an inspiration! The other day, I did a strength workout with LOTS of kettle bell swings that had me sore for days!

  • 6
    She Rocks Fitness February 16, 2014, 5:09 pm

    I made my Mommy Boot Campers do that workout on Friday morning and they LOVED it. We only did 5 rounds, but they all said how much they enjoyed, so thanks for sharing it! And I love when you have a powerful yoga class. It is so empowering!

  • 7
    Jenn@Mark My Miles! February 16, 2014, 5:22 pm

    For me, it’s anything besides running that makes me sore. Guess it means, I need to add more variety in my workouts : )

  • 8
    Cheri @ Overactive Blogger February 16, 2014, 5:26 pm

    These days, all my runs are getting me sore! I’m trying a new method for marathon training, where I’m running closer to 40 miles a week than I have the last two marathons I’ve run. My hip adductors are definitely crying out for a hot bath…

  • 9
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves February 16, 2014, 7:43 pm

    I’m definitely going to have to try that 1000 rep workout sometime! The last workout that made me REALLY sore was actually a home workout too. It was my quads on fire workout, and the minimal rests seriously made my muscles burn for a few days after! Never underestimate the power of a home workout, that’s for sure 😉

  • 10
    Amanda - RunToTheFinish February 17, 2014, 7:48 am

    dddang that is a workout!!! I think if we ever move somewhere cold I will get back to hot yoga, for now I”m enjoying my sunday outdoor yoga class a lot. Oddly I was super sore the end of this, I’m thinking it was from a faster pace run.

  • 11
    Lisa @ runnermamablogger February 17, 2014, 9:52 am

    What a great workout week! I am too scared of hot yoga though, don’t have enough courage to do it.

  • 12
    Liz F. February 17, 2014, 10:42 am

    YOUR workout made me really sore! haha. It was such a killer and sweaty one. I’m keeping it in my rotation for sure!!

  • 13
    Joanna February 17, 2014, 11:57 am

    Just a note that I also tried your 1,000 rep workout. Did 800 of the 1,000 and it felt like a great workout!

    • 14
      Jen February 17, 2014, 12:03 pm

      thank you! great job! 🙂

  • 15
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 17, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Recently, I have been teaching a back to back Bodypump/CXWORX on Mondays then teaching CXWORX again on Tuesdays and every time that leaves me sore!!! It’s good though, it’s the kind of sore that let’s me know I’m doing the exercises properly 🙂

  • 16
    tara February 17, 2014, 2:13 pm

    about how long does the 1000 rep workout take to complete ? oddly the last thing that made me sore was a long round of kettlebell chest press and fly. flys always make my chest muscles hurt and i find myself rubbing my sternum and clavicle area for days after. such a cute look : )

  • 17
    Sara February 17, 2014, 6:17 pm

    Oh, man – THANK YOU for posting about how sore your glutes have been. I did the 1,000 rep workout on Saturday (with a few modifications – push ups on knees, high knees instead of burpees and crunches instead of sit ups, but still did all ten rounds for 1,000 reps) and LOVED it so so so much. But then I woke up the next day and I was like, “why does my butt hurt so much??” It still hurts to sit down today! I managed a pretty solid 5-mile run this morning…but my glutes said hello with every step!

    I’m really excited to re-visit this workout and see how I can improve with it. Thanks for the ideas and motivation!

  • 18
    Hayley@healthyregardshayley February 17, 2014, 9:20 pm

    I had a strength workout this past week with a ton of jumping! My calves were so sore the next few days because I am so not used to that! I LOVE that yoga picture of you, so awesome!

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