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Twelve Days of Fitness Challenge | Day Seven

Enjoy this song that I dedicate to the year 2013 while you read this post!

So here we are at the close of 2013 and as I look back through my photos from this past year, to my travels, to drinks with friends, to girls nights, to date nights with my sexy husband, to family gatherings filled with love and laughter, I am filled with peace and gratitude. Though not everyone I made memories with will be making the leap into the new year with me, I am still honored to have spent whatever amount of time with them I was able to. Everything has its own time. That is one of the many lessons I will be bringing with me into 2014. 

Happy New Year, to you all, whoever you are, wherever you are! 

If you are just joining us, feel free to catch up by checking out Day One HEREDay Two HERE, Day Three HEREDay Four HERE and Day's Five & Six HERE as well as checking out the Fit Armadillo Blog HERE! Want to join in on this challenge? Awesome! Check out our group page HERE! :D

Day 7 and last workout of 2013! WOOT!!

Tonight I ran then completed a 15 minute "Quick Core" session through Fitness on Demand by Daily Burn! Check out a segment from this workout HERE.

While running I began feeling shooting pain in my left ankle and in both shins.. so I listened to my body and cut my run short. I have a hunch that I have been overdoing it by putting in an intense leg workout on non run days, so tomorrow I plan to give my legs a break and only work on upper body in order to avoid possible injury or muscle strain. I don't need to be out of commission for an extended amount of time for pushing my body too hard too fast. No way! I have had to do that once before and I absolutely hated it. 

My advice to anyone training hard is to make sure you are paying close attention to your body. If you feel any sort of pain or extreme discomfort, you may need to back off a bit. It's certainly better to be safe than sorry!



  1. Glad you cut yourself off and listened to your body. It can be hard, but it's harder when you are out of commission! Keep an eye on things and add in some good stretching at the end of your workouts. That an Yoga are amazing for the body, even though I avoided Yoga for years it's now helping me a lot :) Hope you had an amazing NYE and thanks for the song :)

    1. I am glad too, it was actually pretty scary because i had never experienced that before. I will definitely take your advice and start my yoga back up! :) I've been thinking about it a lot lately, I just need to DO IT. lol We had a fantastic NYE, we are old and didn't make it to midnight, we were in bed by 10:30pm. But it was good nonetheless! :)

  2. Great way to listen to your body. And I agree with Catherine about incorporating now stretching and yoga. I'm rehabbing an ITB injury and since adding more stretches and yoga, my runs are becoming more enjoyable. Still great way to get your workout done.

    1. Thank you for the much appreciated advice, I hope you are healing nicely. :) Happy New Year!


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