Fitness Friday 29

Hi Friends!

It’s Friday!! You know what that means! Time for some fitness :)

First of all, just wanted to let you guys know that recently joined the Anytime Health team! I’ll be blogging over there once or twice a month and I’m super excited about it! I’ll be sure to let you guys know when my posts are published. For now, I’d love it if you hopped on over to check out my intro post. CLICK HERE to read it!

Ok, moving on…

So, when we left off last week, I was testing out new shoes and dealing with shin splints. Ready for this week’s update?

I’ve still been avoiding high impact activities for the most part and continuing to ice and rest my leg. Here’s what went down:


I was excited to show off my new Love Grown Foods tank
so I headed out for a 3 mile power walk.

Then I came home and hung out with my ice pack…and my Tucky :)
He was very sympathetic for mama!


I headed out for another power walk and was pretty proud of myself for maintaining a sub-14 min mile pace. Plus I busted out 3 two minute planks!

I’m still loving my Reeboks!

Also on Saturday I headed back to the shoe store.
I returned my Brooks Glycerins earlier in the week
and settled on some new Nikes…but they didn’t have my size
so the store ordered them for me
and I was able to pick them up over the weekend!

Aren’t they pretty?
They’re Nike Air Pegasus+ 29


It was super hot but we still got the dogs out for a walk

and played some volleyball


I got back into Bootcamp Mode.
This week I had to modify some of the cardio parts of the workouts,
but I really focused on the strength workouts
and enjoyed the new moves!

The focus is on slowly reaching the point of contraction this week.
We got to do split squats which i LOVE
and the workouts focused on pushing one day
and pulling the next day.

I did bootcamp workout A, plus a few planks
and then refueled with some Healthy Bites.

I tested out my new shoes with a short 1/2 mile run.
They felt ok but my shin still wasn’t quite ready.


Continued to test out the shoes with a bike ride and a walk.
They were still feeling good.

I also did Bootcamp workout B that involved some deadlifts,
which I had been MISSING!
Love them!!

For my cardio, I finally quit pouting about not being able to run,
And I put together a low-impact circuit.

It definitely got my heart pumping!


Over the weekend I also ordered some Zensah Compression Sleeves.
A lot of people told me they were helpful for recovery and shin splints.
They came on Wednesday and I was so pumped!

I put them on and went for my first run in 2 weeks!
And it was a success!
I didn’t want to push myself too much,
so I ran 1/2 a mile, walked 1/4 mile x 3.

I think the combination of letting my shin rest for a couple weeks, and wearing the sleeves worked its magic because I didn’t have any major shin pain, I could feel the support from the sleeve and my shoes felt great!! They were wide enough in the toe area and didn’t hurt my bunions. Plus I didn’t really notice them while I was running, which I take to be a good sign because it means they weren’t bothering me!

My plan is to ease back into running, probably trying it every third day and see how it goes!

How were your workouts this week?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I really want to get my hands on some compression sleeves. I hear such great things and I think they may really help me.
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  2. Love my compression socks and sleeves. I wear ’em everywhere just because they feel so good!

    Glad your new shoes are working for you!
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  3. hooray for compression socks!! glad they are helping. And love the workout and healthy bite love. How was the peach ginger for ya?
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  4. Kudos to you for allowing yourself recovery time from an injury – it’s never easy and so many people end up re-injuring and keeping themselves out of the game for longer.
    LOVE compression socks!! Wouldn’t know what I’d do without them. They just make my legs so happy after I’ve figuratively beaten them to death during long/hard runs. Enjoy yours!!
    Ps. Another LOVE of mine? Your blog!! :)

  5. I LOVE my compression socks for leg recovery after heavy workouts, but I think I’m going to get some of those sleeves to try out. I think my husband could use a pair too since he suffers from shin splints pretty often. Sounds like you had a great positive workout week!
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  6. Yay! Glad that your shin is feeling better and yes, ease back in slowly. I kind of want those compression sleeve! And congrats on joining the Anytime Fitness team! That’s awesome!
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  7. Yay!! I went to two CrossFit Intro classes this week, and besides that I ran 1+ miles each day with some other forms of cardio!
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  8. Love those low impact workouts! I’m doing the same as my shin heals, and living in my compression calf sleeves. I was able to get back to running this week, and am feeling good. Hope you’re fully recovered soon!
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  9. Looks like some great workouts! I tried your 100 Legs workout yesterday and my hamstrings are STILL screaming at me!
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  10. Love my compression sleeves! I have 3 pair to make sure I always have at least one fresh one. And to coordinate with race gear. haha!
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  11. Congrats on joining the Anytime Health Team!

    Happy to hear those great looking compression socks are working for ya! :)

    Your Tucky is mighty cute!

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  12. Good to hear your shins are feeling better! I know that’s painful.

    P.S. There’s a little surprise for you on my blog today… 😉
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  13. I LOVE your pink sleeves…I only have boring black! :(
    I’ve been doing this great circuit workout I found in Women’s Health. 20 minutes in and I am a hot, sweaty mess…OH YEAH!
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  14. glad you were able to run! I havent run in a month due to injury and hoping I finally can this weekend!
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  15. I looked at the Nikes yesterday when looking for new shoes but they didn’t have them in my size! they are so adorable! I hope they help your shin splits in the long run! (:
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  16. I’m so glad they are helping you!! I have worked my way up to running 1.5 miles with my knee and I could jump for joy! :) Keep us posted on your shin splints!
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  17. I love the looks of that 8 Minute Low Impact Cardio Circuit workout! I think I’m going to pump it out today for part of my workout! 😉
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  18. Love the low-impact cardio circuit! Pinned it for future reference!

  19. yeahhh healthy bites!!! And i love my love grown tank, it’s so cute!
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  20. glad to hear you’re able to run a bit again! schnazzy compression socks.
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  21. Cassandra says:

    Love the cardio workout guide! That’s definitely being printed and going up on my exercise board :)

  22. Always full of great workout ideas. Pinning now for some future inspiration. Wishing you the best!
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  23. Glad to hear your legs are feeling better and that you got some Zensah sleeves – love them!
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  24. I wear my zensah leg sleeves alllll the time while running now, I am hooked! :)
    you will love them!
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  25. those nikes are sweet! I’m running this weekend. Thinking back to back 10s…
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  26. Great post! I have knee problems on and off. I should give power walking a try just to change it up. Such a great idea!
    Love your new shoes!
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  27. I need to find my compression socks! I know my legs will appreciate it
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  28. I need some of those compression socks. I played volleyball tonight and my calf completely cramped up.. couldn’t even walk it off! Not sure if they’d help that though.

    btw.. incredibly jealous of your volleyball court. Those huge backstop nets are awesome! We have to set our own nets up in the park and chase all those long spiked balls!
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