Fitness Friday #17 & The Week My Fitness Went Missing

Workouts are my therapy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They help me rest and relax and tune into what I need and meet myself where I’m at. When I don’t get them, it shows…in my energy, my mood, pretty much everything.


This past week was one when workouts were slim (at least compared to my norm) and it definitely showed. It didn’t help that life, weather and RV troubles made it harder for them to happen but I did what I could and really, that’s all I can ask of myself.

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Friday 4/17

Rest – stuck in Wyoming


Saturday 4/18

Rest – drove 12 hrs followed by wedding


Sunday 4/19

5 x 500m row


Monday 4/20

Rest – core work am&pm


Tuesday 4/21

50 states wod:

365 single unders

50 air squats

50 sit-ups

50 burpees

50 sit-ups

50 air squats

354 single Unders

Time: 22:39


Wednesday 4/22

3mile run


Thursday 4/23

100# power clean

95# squat clean

8 min tabata row: 83 cals

4 min tabata box jumps: 54

Total: 137


I’m looking forward to a few events for 50 States this next week which will get me into a gym plus a few planned workouts for non-event days. I’m hoping for a better week for my fitness. In fact, I KNOW it will be a better week for my fitness.

How were your workouts this week? What motivation do you need to keep pushing through the harder weeks?

My Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Driving

For anyone wondering, yes, I made it out of Wyoming in one piece. I specify in one piece because the 3 hour drive out of Wyoming (what should have been only 2) was not fun as the weather started getting bad again and they ended up shutting down the highway shortly after we went through. I’m in no way surprised.


No, I did not make it to Iowa in time for Alex’s wedding but thankfully I did make it in time to throw on a cute dress and some make-up (you know, so I didn’t look like I woke up at 3am and drove 12 hours straight) and make it to the reception.


While I started crashing really early, I was SO happy we made it in time to join the celebration and be a part of Alex’s day. After spending two days stuck in the RV in Wyoming, what I needed was time with some of my best blends and thankfully, that was exactly what I got.


Made even better by the fact that I got to spend a little more time with Amanda after the 50 States In A Year event Sunday morning. Chatting about life and blogs with friends who get it, is always welcome in my book.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share my new thing lately…podcasts! I always hear people talking about this podcast or that podcast and always wondered how and when do they just sit and listen to podcasts?

Well I don’t know about those other people, but MY time to listen to podcasts is while I drive, particularly during the early morning, late night or any other drives when Sam may be laying down. For some this may be a time they’d turn on music but lately listening to the podcasts is what helps keep me awake and alert. It keeps my brain active as I think and brainstorm or they make me laugh. Basically, it keeps me engaged in something where I can still pay attention to the road and my surroundings (like music).

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Because of this, I thought it would be fun to share some insight into a few of my favorite podcasts right now:

These three are definitely reigning at the top of my list but there’s a few others that I enjoy listening to from time to time:

And while I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t listened to it yet, I must share that I’m SO excited to listen to my dear Meg’s new podcast:

The Nourished Podcast

I know there are so many amazing podcasts out there but these are just a few of my favorites.

What podcasts do you listen to?

And tell me…when do you listen to them?

A girl's journey through life via healthy living and music