My Saturday started off a little different then normal.  I didn’t get up and start taking energy chews, drinking my pre-workout drink, or get my body ready for a long run.

Instead I:

1. Took the dog for a short walk (it’s pouring here!)

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2. Dropped the husband off at the gym to complete his last hard tempo long run before Chicago.

3. Plopped down at Starbucks to get some work done so I didn’t sit at home wishing I was running.

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4. Ordered my favorite Starbucks drink (Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte)

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There are positive and negatives obviously but that’s okay.  I know my body needs this.

I have been looking at different types of cross training to incorporate into my workouts each week, and when I was reading my new issue of Shape Magazine I came across this.

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I’ll be honest every time I have gone into the gym the rowing machine scares me. I think the only reason it does is because this is the only machine I have no idea how to use.

Call it fear of looking like an idiot, but I am pretty sure that is the best way to describe it.

This magazine gives a great workout that really looks like something I want to try PLUS it gives my legs a break. Win!

I think I will be trying this out sometime this week. Hopefully it will help me get over my fear 🙂

This post is all over the place, but one last thing some new songs I’ve been really loving lately:

1. “Gone, Gone, Gone” – Phillip Phillips

2. “Ride” – J. Rand ft. Flo Rida

3. “Give It 2 U” – Robin Thicke

4. “Applause” – Lady Gaga

Disclaimer: Some songs contain graphic language.

Have you ever tried rowing? Thoughts?

What are your favorite forms of cross training?

What are you favorite songs on your iPod right now?

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