A Fun 30 minute Work Out and The Challenge

Another night in the life of the ever exciting Single Ashley world ūüôā

That means:

Another Whole Foods Bowl

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More Yoga

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More Bad TV

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The furballs judge me . . .


I actually had a ton of energy after work to burn off (LONG day)  so I decided on a very quick and dirty mini-workout.

  • 1 mile warm up (845)
  • 50 incline sit ups
  • Yoga

The perfect mix of cardio, strength and yoga for a quick and fun 30 minute work out.

This workout actually reminded me of the fun¬†challenge¬†¬†I did when I first started the blog. ¬†Do my from-the-beginning readers remember this? ¬†I’m actually now thinking about incorporating it into the honeymoon. ¬†I want to relax and not have much of ANYthing scheduled during the 2 weeks, including specific work outs. ¬†The challenge was a great way to squeeze in strength training whenever I had a minute or two. ¬†Perfect for busy 9-5’ers, or honeymooners ūüėČ

What do you all think?  Would YOU do the challenge during your honeymoon or a relaxing vacation?

3 More Days and Core Power!

Have I mentioned that I leave for my honeymoon in Austria in 3 days?!



Ok, Maybe I have.  I am just a wee bit excited :).

Moving on . . .

Last night was the perfect relaxing evening for this lady. ¬†If you follow me on ¬†twitter,¬†you would have read that I may have watched a Lifetime movie last night. . . The Party Never Stops, or something like that? ¬†Man on man — the things I do when I’m left alone.

And of course, I enjoyed another salad/Whole Foods hot bar bowl for dinner.

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It may look gross but it’s SO good

With a nice side of Whole Foods tortilla chips and a glass of wine.

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My perfect little evening :).

This Morning

I woke up actually feeling really good this morning, and ready to tackle a good and tough run.

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I played it easy for the first 10 minutes, gauging my body and specifically my stomach/side.  Fortunately, I felt strong and was ready to attempt some good speed work.

I repeated the work out that I first tried last week, and let me tell you it was just as challenging as last week.

Workout of the day: 50 minutes with 30 minutes speed work

  • 10 minutes warm up
  • 1 minute 4.0
  • 1 minute 8.0
  • 1 minute 9.0
  • Repeat X 10
  • 10 minute cool down

I had absolutely zero pain in my chest/stomach and felt pretty good for the bulk of the run. WOO HOO!

New Product

I have been feeling VERY iffy at best after runs lately. . . just worn down.  I know a big part of that is not getting food back into my system fast enough.  Well this morning I took the opportunity to change that and try a new product that was sent to me to sample.



CORE POWER sent me a bag of their products to sample (GIVEAWAY COMING WHILE I’M ON MY HONEYMOON, BE ON THE LOOKOUT). ¬† Now, I’m gong to be honest with you guys, I am NOT normally someone to drink my calories, (except for wine and beer). ¬†Normally I prefer to eat my calories, but I am terrible about replenishing after a run. ¬†My stomach is off and I have zero appetite. ¬†Well – let me tell you. ¬†I tried the Strawberry Banana flavor drink this morning and actually really loved it. ¬†And the best part, I still feel good over 2 hours after my run. ¬†That’s pretty impressive.

Some states about this drink that I also LOVE

  • 20 g of protein, hello.
  • Fewer calories than comparable drinks

Here’s what they say on their website

Counting calories, but still paying attention to how much protein you take in? You and our reduced calorie 20g lineup are a match made in heaven! Low in calories, but high on great taste, the Light version comes in Chocolate and Strawberry Banana.

Well, I must say.  I am a believer.  And my stomach and body say THANK YOU CORE power.

Would I buy this product myself: Yes, absolutely.  Especially with longer runs coming up in my future, and hoping to get back into strength training.

Question of the Morning: How do you replenish after a good run/workout?