The one with running for the busy bee

busy bee minion                                                              (Image from HERE)


Don’t you love it when your version of busy means ooooooh I have to rush to get in a sweet little run before I meet some of my favourite people ever for coffee? (Why this photo looks blue, I have no idea).


I sure do love running but there is no way that when my parents are here for a week I want it to cut in to our time together. On the other hand, I definitely have more energy when I run and I want to be able to annihilate Sydney with the parentals the best that I can. Running gives me energy for that.

Enter: HIIT running.

I used to be a HUGE fan of HIIT (anyone heard of bodyrock?) workouts, they definitely give you a whole lot of bang for your buck, but now I usually prefer to incorporate HIIT into my running because of two reasons: 1) I am obsessed with running and 2) Running HIIT intervals doesn’t bunch me up as much as bodyrock did, and I don’t like to be so bunched up now that I do so much yoga. By bunched up I mean that I pretty much can’t move after any time I do bodyrock no matter how regularly I am doing it. That is kindof the beauty of it too though.

Runner’s world says:


Umm, that is awesome.

They recommend:


(Full article HERE).

I definitely find that a proper warm up is needed with HIIT, believe me when I say it does not feel lovely to just jump straight into it. I am also a big fan of doing a “break” in the middle when I work on arms or core with a tiny workout such as this one:



Today’s sesh = ten minute jogging warm up, 5 minutes of thirty seconds sprinting alternated with thirty seconds jogging, 3 minute arm workout, then five minutes of the same HIIT sequence = sweatylicious kiwiyogirunner 🙂

What is your fave time-constrained workout? I would love to give it a try!

About kiwiyogirunner

I'm a kiwi girl travelling the world and staying grounded through yoga and running! Come hang out and be besties with me while I attempt to navigate my crazy life :) For more details check out my About page!
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8 Responses to The one with running for the busy bee

  1. I really love HIIT workouts. It’s a great way to get an intense workout done when you are short on time.

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  2. I used to follow BodyRock – didn’t actually do any of their workouts! – that lady was so intense! It got a bit too much for me when she had some body issues and decided to have some enhancement surgery. I thought that was just odd. Anyhow, hope you enjoyed that rambling!! 🙂
    But, thumbs up to HIIT. Always great to feel the burn!!

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  3. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Great great article.!! way less than half the time of a 3 hour run, and same results. it’s cool like that.! lol. but hey, I want to be away for Mom time alone for 3 hours, so shh don’t tell my family. haha

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    • I know right? Like I just do not have time for regular three hour runs (as I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t! ). Hahaha yeah that’s a good perspective, it would probably be super relaxing 😉

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  4. I’m going to try your HIIT running workout today! I just finished my last exam and I’m absolutely wiped.

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