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Cathe's XTrain Workouts + Way to Go Wednesday

Workouts
Before I get into Way to Go Wednesday, I thought I'd talk for a minute about workouts. I haven't really been talking about them much lately.

I did manage to get in a 5-mile run this morning with my running partner. Despite the dark and cold, I was looking forward to it. I haven't run since Friday because of severe plantar fasciitis pain in my left foot. Saturday and Sunday were spent literally hobbling around. In fact, the left side of my calf is sore from said hobbling.

I've been icing and rolling and stretching and as of yesterday, I could finally put weight on my foot and walk mostly like a normal being. So, this morning I decided to test it out. The plan was to do 4-5 miles depending on how my foot felt.

I won't lie and say it didn't hurt at all. It was slightly achy, but then it chilled out until right at the end of the run. So I definitely stopped in time. 5 miles was the max and I was honestly happy with that. I spent a good deal of time icing and rolling out my foot for the rest of the day (even at work).

Other workouts have included some time on my bike trainer and trying out some of Cathe's XTrain DVDs. Seriously loving these workouts so far. I can't wait to share my full review (I have one coming I promise). 

I've been able to try out: Super Cuts, Biceps/Triceps, Legs, Chest, Back & Shoulders, Hard Strikes and Tabatacise. Wow and wow. Cathe never fails to deliver amazingly effective workouts plain and simple. 

Way to Go Wednesday

Heather at Running with Sass just completed her 19th half marathon!

Kristin at Stuftmama for another kickbutt half marathon time, hello 5th overall and 2nd place in age group!

Kierston at CandyFit is now an official Daydreams Fitness Wears Sponsored Athlete.

Liana at Run to Munch for finishing an insanely difficult marathon and still managing a fantastic sub-4 hour time. This girl is straight up badass!

Your turn - who do you want to give a shout out to this week?

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