Back at it

First things first — I’ve been working on updating my blog, and transferred over to WordPress. I know several people have mentioned that they weren’t able to easily leave comments before, so I’m hoping that this might help with that issue. Let me know how it works! Also, bear with me if any links don’t work great yet…still working on some minor improvements.

This week I am working back into running!! It is amazing how much I missed it, and how happy I have been to be pounding the pavement, even if it is only a couple miles. Not to mention, the warm weather around here has made me glad to be able to get outside and enjoy it rather than sitting inside on the bike trainer or at the gym. So far, I ran 2.8 miles on Sunday, and 3.4 miles on Tuesday. Today, ran just over 4!

Generally, my leg has been feeling OK. Not totally 100%, but it isn’t really hurting either, so I’m taking it day by day. I’m going to keep trying to slowly build up the miles over the next few weeks. I am getting SO excited for Ragnar FL, and I want to be able do my best for my team. Plus, I’m currently slated to run the longest leg for a total of 20.2 miles!

Otherwise, I have been feeling a little uninspired lately with my own at workouts, so I have been using a few YouTube videos and the Nike Training Club app to mix things up (Thanks Holly for the suggestion!). It has been fun to try some different workouts. Sometimes you have days where someone tells you exactly what the workout is rather than coming up with exercises to do on your own! Work-wise, I have been writing a lot the last couple weeks, so when I get home I don’t really want to think anymore!

So generally, right now I’m focusing on keeping my muscles strong, and building back up my mileage. I’m still fitting in at least 5 minutes a day of core strengthening (not just abs!), and stretching. And since I don’t want a post of all words with no pictures. Here is my current favorite stretch — a version of legs up the wall — it feels different than the typical both legs up the wall pose, and I LOVE it!

photo(20){basically, just get your sit bones close to the wall with your back and head rested on the floor, but in a corner. keep one leg up the wall, while the other is out straight on the ground. one leg up vs two seems to hit a slightly different part of the hamstrings.}

What workout do you do when stuck in a rut?

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4 thoughts on “Back at it

  1. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats

    So excited that you have moved over to WP now I can comment on my mobile devices!!! πŸ™‚
    I am so glad that your leg is feeling better!! Keep stretching and doing your exercises!! I wish I would remember to do that stretch more. It always feels so good!! I am so excited for Ragnar!

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  2. erin

    Yay for moving to WP! It’s a much reader (and blogger) friendly format πŸ™‚ Glad your leg is feeling good! And, legs up the wall is my favorite stretch ever!

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  3. Holly @ Run With Holly

    One leg at a time up the wall is great – you might get different parts, AND it lets you honor the differing flexibility of your two sides! =)

    Hint: Make sure your back is in “neutral” – aka, the front of your two hip bones and your pubic bone are in a plane that is parallel to the floor. If you typically have a very arched back, you’ll need to tuck your pubic bone forward – bending the leg on the ground may help. If you typically have a rounded lower back, you may need to arch slightly. Especially in the latter case, this will definitely increase the hamstring stretch! =)

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