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Eight Days A Week

I used to love that song. Pop culture aside, though, it fairly well describes how much I’ve been working out!

My schedule has looked like this for the past week:

Sunday: 4 mile run outside with Bodhi
Monday: 5 mile run outside with Bodhi
Tuesday: killer spinning class
Wednesday: 5 mile run on treadmill
Thursday: rest day
Friday: 4.5 mile run outside with Bodhi

I know that might not seem like a crazy week to most of you lovely super runners, but this lady hadn’t run much at all since that half marathon and it’s been a wonderful change! Even though I’ve started running much more, I’m also trying to take better care of myself before, during and after. What am I doing?

1. I’m taking fish or flax oil every day
2. I’m stretching lightly before I workout and thoroughly after
3. I’m going to my chiropractor twice a week to get this can pain worked out for the last time. (And he’s given me the thumbs up to keep running, praise the gods!)
4. I’m walking – as in, I’m walking to and from work as much as possible to keep my muscles and joints moving. I’m also keeping my stride nice and short. I noticed that long strides, like speed intervals or speed walking, aggravate my hip much more.

How am I feeling on this beautiful and bright Saturday morning? GREAT! We’ll see how I feel after my 1.5 mile jog, 4 mile Run For Haiti, and 2 mile jog over to Lindsay’s this morning, but for now, the sun is shining outside my window and inside my heart.

Happy Weekend!!


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13 Responses

  1. Scott has noticed speed walking hurts his IT band — Maybe rushing around like a typical NYer is bad afterall 😉

    good luck — not that you need it!

  2. Awesome workouts, good luck!

  3. Rock out hot stuff! I can see all over Twitter that you are a’hustlin’ today. And since I see that all over Twitter you can deduce that I have indeed not moved in a while. 😉 To each their own!

  4. That is a GREAT week! Congrats! Okay…I know I said this a million times before but I love your glasses!!! 🙂

  5. Glad to see that happy smile! Love that you’re taking care of yourself while having fun:)

  6. Wow great job girl! I ran way less than I wanted to this week because of a strange injury I can’t figure out. I’m jealous! Way to take preventative action also 🙂

  7. Hooray for an awesome week of workin’ out! The weather has been beautiful lately! Maybe Spring will come soon…..

  8. You sound so happy and enthusiastic, I love it! Great job with everything you are doing to keep yourself fit and healthy =)

  9. […] I ran the race after a tough week of workouts; the first in quite a long time. I think several factors, including better stretching, chiro […]

  10. glad to hear you’re living a healthy lifestyle!

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