Quiet the Noise

Hi guys! Merry Christmas Eve Eve Open-mouthed smile I think the holiday spirit has finally and completely sunken in. For the past 72 hours, I’ve immersed myself in Christmas music, wrapping presents, and just feeling merry and bright. Joy.

This weekend was a pretty good one. Although it was the third weekend that I didn’t make it out for a hike (or snow shoe) I did spend a bit of time out doors, and laughed my joyful ass off with friends all weekend.


On Friday night, Lauren and I worked at Oskar Blues for KIND during happy hour. I think I could do this more often Smile The crew over at the Tasty Weasel brewery are so great, and we had a blast while working, and afterward joined our friends for a night of food and drink. It was pretty great. Oh, and I did some shopping.


In the midst of Christmas shopping, I had a huge hankering for some “work clothes” that I had to take care of.

I also got in a great workout on Saturday morning. Once we made the decision that it was too cold to snow shoe (really, just me being a huge wuss,) I walked over to the gym for a workout. It looked a little like this:

-warm up, activation work, etc.

1. Chin ups

2. Heavy single-leg deadlifts

3a. offset reverse lunges

3b. push ups

3c. single leg elevated glute bridges

3d. Inverted row on smith

3e. pallof press

metabolic conditioning: RBT (rest based training) of alternating battle ropes and KB swings

It took me a while to get myself to the gym, but once I got there and started working out, I felt great!

I also got another workout in on Sunday after my client in the form of sprints on the treadmill. I started off doing equal work:rest ratio, and then switched to a work:rest ratio of 1:2. Either way, I left feeling great! I’ve actually been dealing with a little knee pain for the past few weeks. At first it was in my right only, and I thought it was from an overzealous hike. Then, when it started showing up in my left knee, too, I knew something was up. I’ve never had any knee pain in my life!


The only other change I’ve made to my fitness is the addition of teaching two spin classes a week. Since I’m somewhat new at teaching, I just set up the bike how they taught us in the Mad Dog Spinning certification course. Turns out, I need my seat just a wee bit higher, and my seat more forward. I tried this on Friday, and then confirmed it with the indoor cycling pro Smile Lo and behold, my knees felt so much better the days following. Woot!

So, on to the topic du jour today. You might have noticed that it’s been a little bit…quieter around here. I’ve gone from posting every day during the week, to only posting a few times a week. It was actually unintentional at first. A couple weeks ago, I was so busy I just didn’t have time to post every day. And then the next week, I decided I liked not writing a post every day. It’s NOT because I’m getting sick of blogging – I still love it. It’s really just about two basic reasons.

1. I can dedicate more time and energy to my posts, and hopefully make them a little better quality.

2. There’s already so much NOISE out there on the interwebz, and it can be hard sometimes, to wade our way through the crap noise to get to the good stuff.  If I’m posting just for the sake of putting a post up, I feel like I’m just adding to all of that noise.

Who knows, I might go back to blogging more frequently, but for now, I’m digging the few-blog-posts-a-week thang. And if you enjoyed my noise, don’t worry, I’m still plenty loud over on instagram Winking smile

Happy Monday! I’m one class and three clients away from being on Christmas break! If the weather stays nice, I think I’m going to kick it off this afternoon with a hike and/or trail run Open-mouthed smile

PS – the winner of the 34 Degrees giveaway is Christina! Congrats, girl Smile Shoot me an email at yourtrainerpaige at gmail with your info and I’ll pass it along to Jennifer at 34 Degrees!

If you blog, how often do you write posts?

If you read blogs, what posting frequency do you prefer?

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  1. i do the same friend. life first, then blogging. we’ll always be here. Merry christmas!
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  2. What goody is the white one with polka dots?!
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Jingle Bell Rock-AsanaMy Profile

  3. we call today “Christmas Adam.” Get it?!? :) :) :)
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  4. I hear ya on the noise! At one time I was everyday and it was too much. Few times a week works best. And I’m with Madeline – white shirt w/ polka dots – kind of love it!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Old School Blogging – Holiday EditionMy Profile

  5. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break or take away the pressure to post everyday and just post when it feels right, whether that ends up being everyday, every week day or every few days.
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  6. Sounds like a great weekend. Your Kind gig seems like so much fun! I agree- you have to blog when you have the time so you can really put yourself into the post.

  7. I only blog a few times a week, mostly because I can’t figure out what to write about half the time without it being too mundane. I like this frequency for myself, and for other bloggers. I don’t need to read a post from someone every day in order to enjoy their blog and sometimes I think people try to hard just to have a blog each day that they’re not always of quality.
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..Face The Music Friday #14My Profile

  8. I cut back on the amount of times I blog too. I don’t want it to sound like I’m forcing posts out, ya know? Less is more :) Merry Christmas!
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  9. I’ve started to blog only a few times a week as well. It’s really because I’m busy and rarely have time to sit down and write a quality post. But I agree with you, there’s a ton of noise out there on the interwebs (especially on blogs) so I want to make sure that what I have to say is worth it for others to read. Enjoy your Christmas!!
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  10. Life first, then blogging, for sure! You’ve got to have something to blog about :-)
    Katie H. recently posted..Weekly Workout Update: Getting into the Holiday SpiritMy Profile

  11. Lulu shopping!? :)
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  12. I love your mindset when it comes to blogging. I post every day, but take a break on Saturdays, and still try to take occasional breaks when I’m with family, on vacation, or just busy. I prefer blogs with quality over quantity for sure, so however that works for you, great! :)

    Merry Christmas, Paige! xo
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  13. Merry XMAS! Hopefully you’re having a phenomenal day thus far!! :) I won’t be celebrating until Saturday so today will be spent wrapping presents and reading blogs! I blog once a week and I typically read a few blogs every day, but I read the most on Tuesdays and Wednesday!
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