Saturday, September 1, 2012


I used to be much more of a routine person. It's true. I like things and life to be organized and in order.

I don't know if it's because I've been out of work for awhile.
Or because I'm getting older.
Or because my husband keeps some unusual hours.

But, I'm becoming less and less routine-dependent. I've become a bit more spontaneous and go-with-the-flow.

Today, Fitness Cheerleader asks us about our pre and post workout routines. As you can imagine, I don't really have much of what I call a routine when it comes to this.

If I'm going for a run,
  • I map my route
  • Fill my water bottle or CamelBack
  • Make sure I've got what I need - earphones, snack, sweat rag, etc
  • Walk to the major intersection (about 1/4 mile) as a warm-up
If I'm working out at home,
  • I decide on a workout (video, list of exercises, workout routine on my phone, etc)
  • Grab a sweat rag and my 1L water bottle
  • Get to it
Like I said, there's really not much to it. I should probably do more, but I don't.

After I've finished running or working out, I fight the urge record my activity on Dailymile. Sometimes, I'll take the time to stretch. Shower. Resume whatever activity I was either doing before working out or need  to do now that I'm finished.

Are you a routine person? What are you pre and post workout routines?
Are you on DailyMile?

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  1. Mostly with my long run and races I follow the same routine like mess with my routine and catch my wrath!!

  2. Hi Clarinda- so glad to connect with you through the virtual run (and instagram!) Happy running!

    1. It's been fun connecting with you, too. Thanks for hosting the virtual run that helped inspire me to GET OUT THERE!

  3. I think skipping the stretch is a common theme - I'm guilty too :)

    1. Often it's a time thing, but when I do stretch, it feels SO GOOD! I should do it more often.

  4. How do you like the camelbak I'm thinking about getting one. Check out my routine @

    1. I really like my CamelBak. The one I have is most similar to this one. I generally only use it when going for long runs, hiking, or a bike ride. The one I have has two zippered pockets, plus a mesh open pocket. The water bladder is separate from the other pockets.