August 15, 2011

I promise my floor is not dirty.  I actually just mopped it.  I promise.  The fact that that floor was laid 103 years ago probably is why it looks like sludge city but we are okay with it……it is all part of the poor just married thing ya know:)

I have a new leg move for you that made my legs feel like they were on FIRE!!!

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Put a paper towel under your back leg and get into a deep lunge position.

Keep your front leg isolated and slide up the back leg.  Start with counts of four, then counts of two and then try to do it fast.  We ended up doing each leg for about two minutes and it hurts to stand now.

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That just means I get to stay on the couch for the rest of the day right?


What was YOUR workout today?

-20 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes bike and pump.

Any new moves that you can share with everyone that made your body BURN?

Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

That looks AWFUL/amazing at the same time. I’ll have to try this when my roommate isn’t home or I’m sure she’ll think I’m a total weirdo. At least I won’t feel completely alone since I know you do the same crazy move!


kari @ Running Ricig August 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

That hurts just to look at.

I haven’t had my workout yet today. I’m hoping the rain stops so I can head outside, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.


Corey @ Learning Patience August 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Wow – going to have to try that one for sure! My favorite move right now are squats jump outs – Hands on your head, feet hip width apart – squat down and for 30 seconds and while staying down in a squat position jump your feet in and out– man o man it burns! :-) xoxo


Fabiola March 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

Thanks Joe for answering the qstueion about whether or not we should workout when sick! What you said really hit home because I always feel guilty if I don’t work out but sometimes you just don’t feel up to it it’s great to have a guideline from a professional. Looking forward to your next show.


Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Looks like a good move! My workout will probably be either a spin class or elliptical time. I can’t decide. Honestly I want to go flop on the couch but that’s a bad idea!


Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories August 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Dude, I canNOT wait to try this move! Lately my burn move has been static lunges with weights. 1 second down, 1 hold, 3 up. Oh man!


Emily@RunningPerspective August 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

damnn girl!!!! i need to try this nowww :)


Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health August 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Oh man..I’m sure your legs are dying! I know mine would be haha. My workout today was a 3-mile jog and 10 minutes on the AMT :). Not at all a new move, but burpees are freaking killer!


Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Burpees into single leg knee to elbows. Ouch.


emz August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

love this!! must try!

I did 10×400’s and dry heaved! YAY no puke! [that’s a huge positive].

you. rock.


Brittany *Sparkles* August 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

You’re so smiley for hurting so bad! haha

Umm did level 2 of Jillian’s Ripped in 30 and so so sore now.. she had these pushups where each time you went into a pushup you took one leg out to the side of your body like a frog… OUCH!

I wonder if my wood floor is slippery enough to try your move… I might bust that out tonight ;)


Julia H. August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

FRIEND. does this mean you are home!?!!? i have missed you insanely. you are the best! sorry I have been MIA from your blog for a while. anywayyyy…please say maybe you could meet us for yogurtland and/or dinner (yet to be decided) friday afternoon!?! the gorgeous ruth is leaving us and moving to ohio on monday so we are trying to have a little get together before she leaves!


Denae August 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Nice! I need some new leg workouts!!!


HauteRunningMama August 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I like leg workouts I can do at home! Yay!

4 miles this morning. Evening workout will consist of walking the zoo! We are taking the kids there after work for a dinner picnic :) Love nights like this!


Sheanna Caban August 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Doing Insanity tonight! HOORAY!


Lori August 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

This makes me imagine that you created this by trying to clean up the kitchen floor (case in point, moi).

QUESTION for you:
I have been an avid follower of your blog for a few months now (no idea how I got through my days before finding HRG….) and I am SURE you have told us this a million times before. But if you could be a doll and share with me what you like to eat before a run. I can’t just wake up and go running – I start getting hungry at like 3:32 am, and get grumpy until I get something in me. But, I have heard SO MANY variations of what to eat/what kinds of food to eat before a run. I load up on protein after a run, but want to gobble up Cinnamon Toast Crunch before a run (can’t be healthy, can’t be what I’m suppose to do). Suggestions?

Sorry that was lengthy.


Janae August 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

HEY LORI!!! I am SO happy you asked:) I am very boring and I stick to a banana (if I am not very hungry) or 2 pieces of whole wheat bread with pb (but with pb I have to wait a little while before I start running). I can’t do cereal because my stomach doesn’t really like dairy before running. I think that whatever works for you is awesome. I don’t see a problem with cinnamon toast crunch because they could be a great source of quick energy. Let me know what you think:)


Linda August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I have done that exercise….it does burn! Ouch!! I am ready to get back into my running and strength workouts. Glad you and Billy are home safely!!!!!!!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm

This is great! I have been wanting to try some new leg workouts :) my workout today was a simple bike ride.


Kat August 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

My workout today was taking an exam. Really, it worked my brain so hard that I plan to not think for the next week. You know, recovery and all that.

My body workout is going to be an upper body workout (pushups, dips, lateral raises, aka everything I suck at) and a lower body workout (squats, lunges, bridges, etc).

I am going to be soooo sore tomorrow.


meredith August 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

i did 10 miles this morning as the sun was coming up. love my morning runs! and man makers are the absolute worst/best!!


Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter August 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

That looks painful yet so effective. lol. My workout today was lifting weights….and it didn’t turn out so good. I was SO tired.
One move that I love doing is a Plank Row, or divebomber push ups. They hurt but I love them!!


rumfunandsun August 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

How long did it take you to mop the floor like that? I know you didn’t just think that up! :-)


Brittany August 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I ran 3.60 miles and did a full body works class today. That move looks like it will burn but I’ll need to try it!


Samantha @ Running and Cupcakes August 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Wow that looks positiviely painful!

Easy run tonight – 5-6 miles!


Kim January 22, 2014 at 4:34 am

One-arm mountain climbers!

(Jillian Michaels move)


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