Friday, March 11, 2016

Fitness Friday

Hello and Happy Friday! Things are looking up in the Northland - warmer temps, the snow is melting, and my foot injury is feeling better!

Saturday - 3 easy miles on the treadmill - with almost no pain! There was some slight discomfort every now and then, but I'd say 95% of this run was good! A little stiffness/soreness in the ankle area afterward though. I also did 30 min on the bike right after, just to get in a good amount of cardio. Maybe a duathalon is in my future!

Sunday - Today was supposed to be butt day with the Blogilates calendar, but my hamstrings were bugging me so I swapped for Monday's total body schedule.

Monday - Another easy 3 miles on the treadmill, still feeling pretty good. I put the incline up to 1% so my legs don't forget how to run outside (the incline is supposed to help mimic the propelling you do when outside vs. inside on the belt of the treadmill). More stiffness/soreness after this run. My hamstrings felt better today, so pilates butt & ab work.

Tuesday - Technically a bike day, but I wasn't feeling the bike after spending so much time with it lately. So I did a pilates cardio workout followed by the 1000 ab challenge. When I read the title of this video, I thought surely Cassey was exaggerating ad we would not be doing 1000 different ab moves. Surely. But oh no, it's legit. 10 moves, 100 reps of each = 1000 ab moves. Ugh! I made it through, although I may have cheated with the Eagle Ab move a little. I just did them really fast to get them over with. I haaaate Eagle Abs.

I don't know why she calls it that, but it is so hard for me.  You basically bring your elbow and knee together, over and over, but this move is so tough! Anyway, I did all 1000 and I'm pretty darn proud of myself.

Wednesday - I thought I'd be really sore from all the ab work yesterday, but I felt good! Cobra pose is great to stretch out the abs, and I think that really helped my abs from tightening up. So this morning I hopped on the treadmill for another easy 3 miles. My foot felt ok - a little sore for the first mile or so and slowly working itself out. Not as sore afterward as on Monday, but still not perfect. I also did the Blogilates leg workouts on the calendar for today. There was a cardio workout in the beginning that had some jumping in it, which I think aggravated my foot more than running. Gotta keep an eye on that. But I wanted to make sure I burned some extra calories because of our date night!

Thursday - Easy 3 miles on the treadmill, but with no pain! I bought a pair of Superfeet insoles on the recommendation of one of my coaches, and I really think it helped! There were a few moments where my foot kind of reminded me that it's still not perfect, but never any actual pain. I feel so encouraged by this run! I also did about 30 min of Blogilates' PIIT workouts - pilates intense interval training.I was so over single leg lunge jumps by the end; no more, no more!

Friday - An easy 45 minutes on my bike this morning. Old buddy, old pal. Gotta get in that recovery work!

How's the weather by you? Is it warming up?


  1. Glad the foot seems to be doing better! The weather is starting to get a bit warmer here...and I'm loving it!

  2. That ab workout sounds intense!! We are seeing some warmer temp's here, and a fair amount of rain. All very characteristic of spring!

  3. I need to try this 1,000 abs thing! Sounds like it might kill me. ;)