Greetings from the great white north!
This morning we woke up to blizzard conditions (again!) and a fresh coat of snow!
It’s definitely gorgeous now, but I’m sure the next few days are going to be a mess, not to mention all this snow accumulation is really limiting where we can run outside!
So, all these snow days have given me some time to catch up on my reading (that and I’ve finally convinced Jason to alternate between watching TV before bed and reading…I HATE watching TV in bed!).
I recently finished both Stronger, the story of Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman and Meb Keflezigi’s book, Run to Overcome and it got me wondering if you guys would be interested in short book reviews/ recommendations – let me know! I love reading (especially running related books!) and am always looking for recommendations so feel free to share your favorites!
Stay warm and just keep running!
Monday – 3 mile run and 1 hour spin class
Plank – 1:37
Tuesday – 30 minute pool Burdenko workout
Plank – had a migraine when I got home from class & forgot to plank : (
Wednesday – rest day
Plank – 1:08
Thursday – 4 mile run & 30 minute pool workout
Plank – 1:28
Friday – 4 mile run
Plank – 1:45
Jason and I wanted to get in a few miles outside before this next blizzard arrived! Glad we did because who knows where we’ll run with all this new snow on the ground now!
Saturday – 4 mile run & 1 hour yoga class
Plank – 1:08
I’m really trying to learn to tolerate the treadmill…I’m not a fan, but with all this snow we’re going to have to be friends I think…
Sunday – 2 mile run
Plank – :58
Decided to head out for a couple of miles after the snow stopped to check out the neighborhood after the blizzard! These YakTrax are sure getting a lot of use this winter!
Weekly Mileage – 17 miles
2015 Mileage – 108.5 miles
I’ve been pretty good about keeping up with my February plank-a-day! I do find that I am still struggling to hold it though, and only because my lower back really starts to hurt!
I had someone take some pictures so I could see my form and I think it looks ok…pretty sure the problem may be an old lower back injury. There are some things that just bother it!
My friend Megan suggested that instead of holding for a long period of time, it may be best to just do several planks for a shorter amount of time which is what I think I am going to do moving forward.
I’m disappointed that I haven’t done a run longer than 4 miles in a couple of weeks, but between it not being easy to find places to run outside and my tolerance for the treadmill maxing out at about 4 miles I guess it is what it is! Hopefully I’ll be able to get a little longer in this weekend since Jason and I are registered to do a 10k in a couple of weeks!
Madison “Dachs-ing” through the snow!