Hey Crew! I am feeling much better…and much more like myself! Very little pain and my toe is looking somewhat more normal. Still no running so please get out and run for me this weekend!
Running isn’t easy y’all…
It hurts, it causes callouses, it can be painful…sometimes it causes injuries. But most of the time it makes us stronger, fitter, and healthier!
No matter how many times we get knocked down…we have to get back out there and train our mind to endure the most difficult part…getting out there and running.
We’re coming up on the last week of August and I know many of us have slacked off, including me. I’m committing to working hard this week to get back on track and to start the new month strong. How about you? Will you go hard this weekend and make the most of these last few days of August? I hope so! Do it for me…and do it for you!
Day 27: Long Run + 7 Key Stretches for Runners + Plank Challenge – High Side Plank / Crunch / Toe Tap
Sounds tough but you can do this! Give it a try! Here’s the steps:
Start in a right side high plank with right foot slightly in front of your left and your left hand behind your head. Pull your right knee into your chest while you crunch your left elbow to meet your right knee. Once back to your start position lift your left foot off the ground to tap in front of your right foot, then back behind it. Continue this for 45 seconds, then repeat on the left; do three sets
Day 28: Rest + 7 Key Stretches for Runners OR Yoga for Runners + Plank Challenge – Towel One Legged High Plank Pull
This one is very doable so don’t skip it. Use your core to pull your legs in on a towel or furniture mover. If you find it’s too difficult with just one leg, stabilize using both legs and keep using your core to pull both legs in towards your hands. Here’s the steps:
Start in a high plank with the toes of your right foot on a towel. Pull your left knee into your chest and using your core, keep your left knee locked in tight while you drag your right knee into your chest, then back out for 45 seconds. Repeat the same movement with the toes of your left foot on a towel, right knee to chest. Do three sets.
If you feel like skipping your long run this weekend….please think of me sitting at home wishing I could run and remember…