Physically February has been going awesome! I've been eating right, my arthritis pain is at bay, I've started running consistently and feeling good, until Saturday! 3 1/2 miles into a 7 mile run my ITBand started hurting pretty bad. I thought I was done with that and on the other side of recovery.... So much for that thought.
It was feeling so bad I'm back to icing it. I've been using the foam roller but I guess this week I'll be stretching, rolling and doing exercises to strengthen that whole area. My first race is a 10K in 2 weeks and I'm not sure I'll be up to it. It's low key and the big Congo Women for Women fundraiser so I can go and hang out regardless, or possibly change it to a 5K.
This week I want to be super consistent about my exercises and take a deep breath about not running.
Why does it look like I have elephant legs?! Egads! I swear they aren't that big!! LOL I enjoyed a quick jaunt around the block with my new shoes! I had two pair to use while marathon training and both were wearing out quickly.
What more can a girl ask for at Valentine's Day?! In my book it is way better then chocolate or overpriced roses.
I'm looking forward to getting a few miles on them this week!
Three years ago I read A Thousand Sisters and offered a review HERE. I was touched deeply and have acted on many recommendations since then.
Last March my friend Michelle and I did the Run for Congo Women in Portland. 100% of our race fees go to this cause. This year the run is on March 8th in Portland, Oregon. (they are looking for volunteers too!)
This year we've been challenged to raise money for Women for Women International Congo program. Would you be able to help with a small donation?
If you only have time to visit one of the links above I encourage you to see the video at A Thousand Sisters.
If you'd like to participate by making a small donation you can click HERE to get to my fundraising page.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Love to you.
Thank you for helping me reach my financial goal. If you feel led, please continue to contribute!
I was thrilled to have joined the gym this week as we have had snow. I'm slowly getting used to the treadmill again and really love the warmth of being inside.
Feb 3- 3 miles, my headphones stopped working and couldn't figure out how to set my running app for indoors. Slow start to the month.....
Feb 4th- upper body workout
Feb 5- 5 training miles, 3 junk miles to make up for Monday's non working app.
Feb 6- core work, stretching, foam roller
Feb 7- Was going to work out with weights at home but did my Saturday run at the gym instead. 6 miles.
Woke up to this Saturday morning and was glad I already had my run in as I would not have been able to get anywhere in my car.
Had an amazing 2 days of a full body workout shoveling SNOW!
I'm looking forward to getting back on the treadmill today!
I'm feeling good about getting this many miles in for January. We didn't have a lot of snow but I am wearing out from the cold.
I've joined the gym, at least for a month, and am looking forward to warm runs!Monday was my first day and my ITBand felt good.
I weighed in for Moving Mountains on a Tanita Body Comp Analyzer and was pleasantly surprised! Comparing my analyses from 2 years ago, I weighed less then but had more body fat.
My metabolic age 36 and my physique rating is standard muscular!
Even though I have not ran consistently since the marathon in October I can guarantee these results are from my RUNNING! It is terrific for me to see it paying off and gives me the motivation to keep moving forward.
Now, to get off a few pounds.
I'm tracking consistently (now I am ) on My Fitness Pal. If anyone wants to be my friend on that let me know. I love accountability!!