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This Week’s Workouts + Brady Bands Giveaway

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! (Yesterday someone asked me what I was doing for the game and I asked them, “what game is even on tomorrow?” True story.) I’m checking in with my weekly workout recap but I also have a fun giveaway for you at the end so read on!

Overall, it was a great week for me with two CrossFit WODs, two runs, two circuit workouts and four yoga practices (five if I go this afternoon). I would have liked to have subbed one of the strength/circuit workouts for a run but it was really cold most of the week so I was lacking the motivation!


4 mile run


It was 65 degrees and sunny in Charlotte on Monday with snow and freezing temps forecasted for the next few days so all I wanted to do was soak up the sun and run. I had a great run while listening to the Fire Starter Sessions…which always puts some pep in my step.


Ashtanga + CrossFit class


I’m one month in to my recommitment to ashtanga and it’s feeling so good. I practiced after I taught. Later that day I did a CrossFit class at the gym before teaching yoga. We started out with push press for the strength work. I worked up to sets of three with 85#.


4 min AMRAP: 15 push press, 10 double unders
rest 1 min

4 min AMRAP: 10 push press, 20 double unders
rest 1 min

4 min AMRAP: 5 push press, 30 double unders
rest 1 min

I have been working my shoulders a ton lately so I subbed deadlifts for the push press to get a little posterior chain work in. It was a great workout. The double unders totally crushed me.


CrossFit WOD + Hot vinyasa yoga

I had 10 minutes to workout between finishing coaching and going to a yoga class so I did 10 minutes of our 20 minute AMRAP.

20 minute AMRAP

5 power cleans
10 knees to elbows
15 wall balls

I got five rounds in. I think 25 power cleans, 50 knees to elbows and 75 wall balls in 10 minutes is pretty good! πŸ˜›


Circuit Training Class + Hot vinyasa yoga


My 8:30 a.m. client cancelled so I stayed at the gym to take our circuit training class. It was “snowpocalypse” themed and full of burpees. I LOVED this workout and felt amazing the whole time. I finished in just over 22 minutes and found that I didn’t need the one minute rest between rounds because I was so recovered after the sit ups, planks and wall sits. Try this one at home. Our trainer Billy who put it together is so awesome! I went to yoga after where I skipped all most of the chaturangas and all the abs. I thought I already had that covered for the day!


Hot vinyasa yoga


2.5 mile run, Strength circuit


I hit up the gym when I needed a break from the great purge. I ran 2.5 easy miles on the treadmill then did the following strength circuit.

20 squats (#75 bar, 5 front squats, 15 back squats)
10 pull ups (light band)
10 bosu push ups
20 bosu sit ups


Hot yoga…on my way to class shortly!

Brady Bands Giveaway


Like the headband I have on in the photo above? There’s a great story behind it and a chance for you to win one. I was contacted by Amber who owns Brady Bands.Β They sell non-slip headbands, hair ties, dressy headbands and winter ear-warmer headbands. She started the company last January and named it after her son Brayden who passed away from brain cancer. In his honor she donates at least 10 percent of sales to childhood cancer research.


I told Amber that I was more than happy to support her and her business and to share her story and product with you.


I received my headbands yesterday and immediately put one on to go workout. They really are nonslip (the inside of the band is velvet so it also doesn’t tug at your hair). My headband stayed in place for the entire duration of my workout, including the running. I encourage you to check out her site and the huge variety of hair ties and headbands that Brady Bands offers. I love that they sell both non-slip workout headbands and dressier casual headbands. The designs are great!

Brady Bands has generously offered to give away a headband to a reader. Please check out the site and tell me which headband you’d like for a chance to win! Giveaway open until Wednesday at midnight EST. U.S. residents. One comment per reader.

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  • Lisa February 2, 2014, 1:59 pm

    I love the pink animal attraction Brady Band – as someone who almost exclusively wears black during my yoga practice, this would give me a little color in my life πŸ™‚

  • Jodie February 2, 2014, 2:01 pm

    I really like the spotted beauty headband. Very sorry to hear about her son.

  • Maria zock February 2, 2014, 2:01 pm

    Love the simple strips in pink Brady band!

  • Maureen February 2, 2014, 2:05 pm

    Love the spotted beauty headband. Fun and colorful.

  • Amanda Bee February 2, 2014, 2:07 pm

    The teal chevron headband is so cute!

  • Megan C February 2, 2014, 2:07 pm

    I LOVE the bella vida headband!

  • Kate February 2, 2014, 2:10 pm

    I would pick the “Color Me Chevron-Teal” Standard headband. I think it is so cute and would wear it for working out and just normally.

  • Alison February 2, 2014, 2:14 pm

    Love the Feeling Preppy band. It be so cute and functional for training runs!

  • Angie February 2, 2014, 2:18 pm

    I love the black all-lined up headband… and what a great business practice!

  • austin February 2, 2014, 2:19 pm

    I like the cable knit ear warmer headband! So cute and warm.

  • Patti February 2, 2014, 2:21 pm

    Love the Ice Princess band.

  • TJ Pettit February 2, 2014, 2:23 pm

    I love the Around In Circles one. So cute!

  • Jessica R. February 2, 2014, 2:23 pm

    I LOVE the Fit to be Tied!!

  • Hilary Jones February 2, 2014, 2:24 pm

    I love the spotted beauty headband!! So cute to wear during a workout or just while running errands. πŸ™‚

  • Deidra February 2, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I like the pink classy lady headband

  • Rachel February 2, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I love the Rolling Along headband!

  • Rach February 2, 2014, 2:28 pm

    they are all so cute! Think I might get some for my sister’s birthday regardless of whether I win this giveaway…I can’t narrow it down between the skinny mini in mint, crystal cutie, glitter and pearls and bella vida.

    Do you find them quite tight, loose or just right?

  • Kerry February 2, 2014, 2:29 pm

    I love the color me chevron headband!

  • Jojo February 2, 2014, 2:37 pm

    I love the Spotted Beauty Headband!

  • Rebekah February 2, 2014, 2:39 pm

    I like the spotted beauty!

  • Chelsea Bishop February 2, 2014, 2:40 pm

    I lovelovelove the glitter and pearls headband. what a beautiful way to memorialize her son. xo

  • Jennifer February 2, 2014, 2:46 pm

    What a great way to pay tribute to her son… I really like the “Part of the Tribe” headband

  • courtney @ fitness with a fork February 2, 2014, 2:47 pm

    Love the skinny give it a whirl headband in red! πŸ™‚

  • Dana February 2, 2014, 2:50 pm

    I love the rolling along headband!

  • Emily S February 2, 2014, 2:56 pm

    I love the cable knit earband!

  • Taylor K. February 2, 2014, 2:56 pm

    I love the Classy Lady Headband in white!

  • Tina February 2, 2014, 3:02 pm

    I love the trunk full of love headband!

  • Lindsey February 2, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I love these bands, especially because they’re tied to a good cause! The skinny dot band in mint is super cute!

  • Nikki Fahey February 2, 2014, 3:20 pm

    AH!! I would so much <3 the funky flowers headband. It is too cute. Thanks for all your info!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 2, 2014, 3:30 pm

    I really really wish I could try cross fit! It looks like such a good strength building, but we have nothing around here. Oh well…..maybe when we move! Great week of workouts!

  • Mary Ann Weaver February 2, 2014, 3:31 pm

    I like the beautiful moves headband!

  • Madalena February 2, 2014, 3:50 pm

    I would love the “League of Your Own” headband to wear on football Sundays in the fall! So fun!

  • stacey February 2, 2014, 3:55 pm

    Color Me Chevron Headband- Teal Love it!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 2, 2014, 3:56 pm

    I am loving the knit winter head bands! They look so warm and comfy πŸ˜‰

  • heidi February 2, 2014, 4:15 pm

    What a great cause!!! Chevron is my fave!

  • Hannah February 2, 2014, 4:20 pm

    I LOVE LOVE the Color Me Chevron headbands! The teal is adorable πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany February 2, 2014, 4:24 pm

    The spotted beauty headband is calling my name!

  • Lauren Brown February 2, 2014, 4:37 pm

    love the around in circles headband! polka dots make the world a better place πŸ™‚

  • Sarah February 2, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love the Spotted Beauty band!!

  • Siobhan February 2, 2014, 4:45 pm

    Love the sparkle headbands!

  • Mandy Sperrey February 2, 2014, 4:47 pm

    I love the Day Dreamer Headband. I also love that she donates a portion of the proceeds to brain cancer research. I started running 2 years ago and one of the first 5Ks I ran was the Race for Hope in DC with my brother-in-law who was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was only 26. It’s a terrible disease so I will definitely be purchasing some of these bands in the future.

  • Katie M. February 2, 2014, 4:47 pm

    Love the White Passion Headband

  • Carolyn February 2, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Love the spotted beauty headband!

  • Jackie February 2, 2014, 5:06 pm

    What a nice tribute to her son, I love the seeing spots headband.

  • Diane M February 2, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Fit to be Tied is my fave!!

  • Laural W February 2, 2014, 5:17 pm

    I would love the To Dye For headband!

  • Ashley February 2, 2014, 5:21 pm

    I’d love to win the patterned princess purple mini headband. I like how her headbands are much more affordable than similar types by other companies, plus it’s for a good cause!

  • Amanda February 2, 2014, 5:22 pm

    I would love the glitter and pearls headband!

  • Kate Mac February 2, 2014, 5:22 pm

    I would love the skinny breast cancer ribbon headband. The “dressy bands” are so adorable too!

  • Heather February 2, 2014, 5:43 pm

    Love the “Think Outside the Box” band….cute!!

  • Jessie February 2, 2014, 6:31 pm

    I would pick the Mocha Madness Headband! Great company with a cause!

  • Britt February 2, 2014, 6:31 pm

    I like the color me chevron headband!

  • Jennifer February 2, 2014, 6:33 pm

    The Auburn headband… War Eagle!

  • Lauren February 2, 2014, 6:42 pm

    I love the teal chevron band! Great pattern and would make my gym outfits more pizazz πŸ™‚

  • *Andrea* February 2, 2014, 6:44 pm

    I love the glitter and pearls headband!!! so pretty!

  • Kendall February 2, 2014, 7:02 pm

    The Fit to be Tied is so fun! Great cause!

  • JennyV February 2, 2014, 7:02 pm

    Spotted beauty!

  • Jill February 2, 2014, 7:03 pm

    any chevron:-)

  • Becca B February 2, 2014, 7:37 pm

    This is so great. I know what I will be getting my friends for birthdays and holiday! I thought the mini animal attraction-blue was just too cute!

  • Amy Deckard February 2, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I love the spotted beauty headband and the cableknit ear warmer. She offers some cool stuff!

  • HilLesha February 2, 2014, 7:53 pm

    I’d love to win the Crystal Cutie. πŸ™‚

  • Amy Skelton February 2, 2014, 8:02 pm

    I love the skinny seeing spots headband!!

  • Lisa February 2, 2014, 8:11 pm

    I love this idea and the headbands!. I would definitely love to try the spotted beauty headband πŸ˜€

  • Hillary February 2, 2014, 8:19 pm

    The Trunk Full of Love is absolutely adorable!!

  • Laura February 2, 2014, 8:45 pm

    Cute headbands! I like “Fit to be Tied’ but think I would choose “Glitter and Pearls” for my daughter πŸ™‚

  • Brittaney February 2, 2014, 8:51 pm

    Love them all! Especially the fit to be tied one here and the glitter and pearls!!

  • Catherine February 2, 2014, 9:10 pm

    The Trunk Full of Love headband is so cute and fun!

  • Jessica February 2, 2014, 9:19 pm

    LOVE the tie dye headband and LOVE anything supporting cancer research (I’m an oncology nurse). What a great way to honor the life of little Brayden πŸ™‚

  • Abigail February 2, 2014, 9:31 pm

    I love love the hear me roar wide headband!

  • Andria February 2, 2014, 9:35 pm

    I like the “Color Me Chevron-teal” band!

  • Charlotte Groch February 2, 2014, 9:41 pm

    I LOVE the purple passion standard headband. I ran a half marathon today and realized during the race I was in desperate need of some girly sparkle!

  • Katie February 2, 2014, 9:42 pm

    I’d love to workout in the trunk full of love headband!!!!

  • Ella Johnson February 2, 2014, 9:45 pm

    What a great cause! I love this one:

  • taylor February 2, 2014, 9:46 pm

    aw, i love this “Trunk Full of Love” headband!! so cute and would be great to use during workouts!

  • Stacy February 2, 2014, 10:02 pm

    I love the headbands. The one that Brayden would like the most.

  • Amanda Holder February 2, 2014, 10:12 pm

    OOoh I LOVE the purple passion headband!! I think it’s important to have a little sparkle in your life, why not at the gym?! Plus, purple is fabulous πŸ™‚

  • Lauren February 2, 2014, 10:15 pm

    Love the color me chevron!

  • Natalie February 2, 2014, 10:49 pm

    I love the pink animal attraction Brady band!

  • Sarah February 2, 2014, 10:54 pm

    I really like the color me chevron, but think they are all fun and love the colors!

  • Bailey February 2, 2014, 11:10 pm

    The Lacey little number is perfect!

  • tiffany February 2, 2014, 11:33 pm

    i like the patterned princess headband!

  • Meghan February 2, 2014, 11:41 pm

    I love the skinny sparkle & shine in white πŸ™‚

  • AC February 2, 2014, 11:42 pm

    I would love that Lacey Little Number one. I’m a huge headband wearer (ever since Gossip Girl…no shame). They’re just so convenient and fun, and I love that these go to support such an important cause

  • Jessica Dobbs February 3, 2014, 1:39 am

    Love the “hear me roar” headband!

  • Liz February 3, 2014, 3:01 am

    I would get in a daze- love all the bright colors!

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 3, 2014, 5:36 am

    I love the Skinny Sparkle and Shine Gold headband…and all the dressy headbands!! So cute πŸ™‚

  • Kim F February 3, 2014, 7:18 am

    This is awesome! I am in Nursing school and hope to be a pediatric oncology nurse when I am done so this hits close to home. I wish she made a West Virginia University headband! I would pick the Seeing Spots-Blue Headband so I could wear it to the hospital and fit dress code, but also wear it through all of my workouts!

  • Kristy H. February 3, 2014, 7:35 am

    I love the feelin funky headband in blue and pink. So cute.

  • Michelle February 3, 2014, 7:42 am

    I would pick the seeing spots skinny headband in pink!

  • susie king February 3, 2014, 7:54 am

    Color Me Chevron Headband- Teal is my favorite. I’m loving Chevron anything these day. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Amanda February 3, 2014, 8:36 am

    I like the white passion headband.

  • Katie February 3, 2014, 9:02 am

    I would love to try out the dressy ice princess headband!

  • Erin Ellis February 3, 2014, 9:12 am

    I love the Bella Vida headband. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  • Jo February 3, 2014, 9:23 am

    I love the skinny give it a whirl in purple!

  • Mary February 3, 2014, 9:26 am

    Fun giveaway, and I love that a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity. I’d like to try the “Don’t Be Coy” or the “Indian Princess” wide headband.

  • Rachael February 3, 2014, 9:30 am

    Lacey little number is so cute!!

  • Patti February 3, 2014, 9:39 am

    Color me Chevron!

  • Janelle February 3, 2014, 9:40 am

    I like the Around in Circles Headband. They are all cute though and I love the cause.

  • Hilda February 3, 2014, 9:47 am

    I love the nurse’s rock headband!

  • Hilary February 3, 2014, 9:50 am

    I love the skinny seeing sports headband! What a great cause to support.

  • Erin February 3, 2014, 9:56 am

    I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (LPP) that has caused a lot of permanent hair loss, so gentle headbands that cover the damage are a godsend. I’d go with the simple standard black to get the most wear out of it!

  • Autumn February 3, 2014, 10:07 am

    I would pick the fit to be tied. Such a good cause. I wish this family well.

  • Bonnie February 3, 2014, 10:22 am

    I love the glitter and pearls! Thanks! Just started hot power pilates a few weeks ago!

  • Melanie February 3, 2014, 10:28 am

    I love the Daydreamer thick band!

  • Rachel H February 3, 2014, 10:59 am

    I like teal chevron headband!

  • Randi February 3, 2014, 11:12 am

    Seriously, how could you choose? There are SO many! I like some of the glittery ones, very different than my typical workout headband!

  • Shannan February 3, 2014, 11:36 am

    I love the wide headbands, especially the Hear Me Roar Headband.

  • jen February 3, 2014, 12:08 pm

    I love the rolling along headband!!

  • katie b February 3, 2014, 12:43 pm

    I like the bling it on headband in green!

  • Andrea K February 3, 2014, 1:07 pm

    “Trunk full of Love” is just too cute!

  • Tracy February 3, 2014, 1:13 pm

    I love the Color Me Chevron in Teal!

  • Natalie February 3, 2014, 1:37 pm

    I like the “Don’t Be Coy” headband

  • JennyS February 3, 2014, 1:39 pm

    I’m diggin’ the kettlebell love headband!

  • Paige Montgomery February 3, 2014, 2:11 pm

    I love the Glitter and Pearls Headband!

  • Maryz February 3, 2014, 3:11 pm

    I like the Feelin Funky headband-blue…so cute!

  • Cristina February 3, 2014, 3:29 pm

    What a great cause! I love the pink Classy Lady headband.

  • stephanie February 3, 2014, 3:44 pm

    I love the peacock passion!

  • Jen February 3, 2014, 3:54 pm

    LOVE the all tied up headband! i’m a sucker for anything nautical!

  • Lindsay H February 3, 2014, 5:50 pm

    I love the polka dot headband!!

  • Keri February 3, 2014, 8:02 pm

    Bling it on headband in purple!

  • Danielle February 3, 2014, 8:32 pm

    I just found your blog…I LOVE it!!! I’m close to Charlotte:)
    I currently own ONE non slip headband and obviously need more than that!! I love her sparkly ones and knowing how great of a cause it is makes it that much better!!!!

  • Amanda February 3, 2014, 9:16 pm

    I like the around in circles or glitter and pearls. Different looks for different uses.

  • Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More February 3, 2014, 9:37 pm

    I like the Neon Obsessed Headband- Orange!

  • Amy February 4, 2014, 1:01 am

    I am a pediatric nurse, so this is a cause that really hits close to home for me. I would love the Trunk of love headband-I may just have to buy one even if I don’t win!

  • Kate Emmenegger February 4, 2014, 8:25 am

    I really like the “See It In Print” wide headband!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) February 4, 2014, 10:06 am

    Wow, what a powerful story. I like the simple stripe in pink!

  • kristina February 4, 2014, 10:13 am

    i love the lacy little number headband!

  • karla @ finding my fit February 4, 2014, 11:15 am

    those workouts look so great! im adding a ‘globo gym’ back into my routine so can supplemant crossfit with some of these too!

    i love the color me chevron in teal. so cute!

  • Georgia February 4, 2014, 12:51 pm

    What a wonderful cause! I love the Lacey Little Number. It is beautiful!

  • Audrey S February 4, 2014, 2:23 pm

    LOVE the To Dye For wide headband!!

  • Melissa February 4, 2014, 2:59 pm

    I really like the rolling along headband!

  • Katheryn February 4, 2014, 4:12 pm

    I am moving the around in circles one! So so cute!

  • Jordan February 4, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love the color me chevron!

  • Lauren February 4, 2014, 5:52 pm

    I like the Lacey Little Number.

  • Leigh February 5, 2014, 11:06 am

    I looked for a Georgia Bulldogs headband but didn’t see one… so I guess I’ll pick the Fleur-de-Lis since I finished the NOLA Marathon on Sunday.

  • brooke February 5, 2014, 12:03 pm

    This is such a sweet cause! I love the Skinny Sparkle and Shine Headband- White.

  • Leslie February 5, 2014, 7:10 pm

    I like the Feelin’ the Love Headband – Red – how cute!

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