Sunday, May 8, 2016

WW # 40


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M - Rest
T -  Strength
W - Ran 4 Miles Easy
T -  Ran 4 Miles Easy + Strength  (Plank PR)
F -  Rest
S -  Rest (Yard Work)
S -  Strength (Yard Work)


There is not much to report this week.  I continue to faithfully do strengthening exercises for my hips and glutes.  I had a serious case of DOMS from the Tear Drop Half Marathon.  After that cleared, I awoke with a pain in my "good" foot Thursday morning.  I went ahead with my run.   It felt like a slight sprain and surely not very serious, just aggravating.  I don't remember doing anything to that foot.  Oh, well.  I decided against running the local 5k Saturday morning.  




Thankfully, my foot was much better by Sunday morning but I decided to give myself another day of rest.  I don't really have any important races on the immediate horizon anyway.  I thought about riding my bike, but it was so hot by the time I got around to it -- I just didn't.  I spent time working in my shady yard both days...which is one of my favorite things to do.  I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and hope you did too!

WAIT!  Registration is still open until May 15th for May The 4th Be With You!  You'll receive the coolest BB8 medal yet!  You can run the distance of your choosing any time now through May 28th. Don't forget to use CODE10 at checkout to receive your discount. 




And that's a wrap!

How did you celebrate Mother's Day?

Did anyone race this weekend?




88 comments:

  1. Nice plank! Here's hoping your foot continues to feel better. It was probably a wise decision to skip the 5K, even though I'm sure that was really difficult.

    Thanks for the linkup!

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    1. It was hard to miss that 5k simply because the weather was ideal. Low 50s at race time. It will be a long time before we see that again. I'm glad I did because my foot already feels much better.

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  2. There's that monster plank again! You're a beast! :) Can I be like you someday?? Great job!

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    1. In full disclose...there are many, many planks that don't make it to the special PR picture status. LOL.

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  3. Hopefully those rest Days are just what you needed to get that foot back to normal!

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    1. I think they were! I can already tell a huge improvement. I hope to be able to run tomorrow actually.

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  4. Great job on the plank. I need to do them, but never do. Sigh. Hope your foot is fully healed now.

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    1. I don't plank every day, maybe three or four times weekly. They aren't too bad once you get used to it. My foot is much better.

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  5. I'm sorry the foot caused you to miss a race, even if it was a little one. I'm sure it bothered you (missing the race) more than you let on.

    We went down to my parents and took them out to brunch, along with my sister & her family (and her son surprised her by coming in from NYC, where he lives). Another day lost -- I need all my days right now!

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    1. You are very intuitive Judy. I think it bothered me most than I was missing the opportunity to run in cool weather (50s) and possibly the last chance to have my best 5k for this year. Next weekend it's going to be very warm!

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  6. Now THAT is a seriously AWESOME plank time! Holy moly! I hope your foot feels better soon. Sounds like you had a lovely Mothers Day as well!

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    1. My oldest son hosted a brunch on Saturday so we celebrated early. The rest of the weekend was wonderfully low-key. It may take me a while to best that plank time.

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  7. Congratulations on the killer plank! WOW!!! Sorry to hear your good foot was bothering you, but I am glad it seems to be improving quickly. I think it was smart to skip your race, just in case. Garden work is no joke - it is hard work! I wish your foot a speedy full recovery! That BB8 medal is TOO CUTE. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Yes, it is improving quickly! I was hoping it was nothing serious. I think I just tweeked a tendon somehow. My inner thighs will be singing the blues tomorrow after the gardening weekend.

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  8. Hi Holly! Wow, planking on fleek, girl. That's super impressive. I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with your foot. Injuries and niggles are so annoying. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. Hi,Kelli! I've missed you. My foot is just a niggle. I think I'll be ready for a run in the morning. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day too!

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  9. Glad your foot has felt better! I hate those random questionable pains that come out of nowhere. Nice job with the plank!

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    1. I was probably due for a little rest anyway. The foot issue when thankfully short lived.

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  10. That is a long plank! I find them so challenging mentally! I hope your foot is OK this week!

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    1. Time barely moves when planking! I'll sneak peeks at the timer. What?? A minute is all I've done? LOL

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  11. A 3:47 plank?! How is that even possible? Ok, I need to step up my plank game! Have a great week!

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    1. My back always gives out first. There are many, many planks that don't even come close to a PR. It may be a while before I can best this one.

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  12. Ugh to the foot pain! I don't know about you but I'm kind of done with this whole foot pain thing!

    And really, that plank? Really? Maybe in December we need to have a plank-off?

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    1. Boo to feet! A plank-off challenge...sounds very interesting. We have lots of time to hone our skills! Game on!

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  13. I can not even imagine planking that long!? That is aweosme.
    Did you get your medal from last month?
    I ate a lot at Waffle House today lol and then took my son shopping lol I am not sure how I always buy him something, but it always happens!

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    1. I have not received the Incredible medal yet. Yummy - Waffle House. (Scrambled eggs with cheese and either raisin toast or a PB waffle.) My two youngest and I ate at Five Guys for lunch. That's my favorite burger joint.

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  14. You are a plank rockstar! I raced! I celebrated mom's day! Oh and I mounted a bull!

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    1. Well, I've got to read your blog to find out more about this bull!

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  15. I am the worst with DOMS! I always feel to more the second day. I always mean to roll and stretch and then never get around to it! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I agree with you SD. It is always worst on the 2nd day after a hard race. I do roll and stretch but I don't really think it helps. It needs to just run it's course.

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  16. Awesome planking!! Ugh, the Dreaded DOMS...they plagued me last week as well (thankfully, not for very long, but they always catch me off-guard). Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

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    1. Yes DOMS are weird. Sometimes I expect to have them and don't.

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  17. Great job on the plank! Smart of you to take extra time off because of your foot! Those little aches that come out of nowhere are frustrating, and it's always better to nip them at the start.

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    1. I'm trying to be smarter these days! And, I've learned that little extra time off doesn't hurt anything.

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  18. I think not running the 5K was a good idea, no need to aggravate some bizarre foot pain. Although we do not get the humidity you do, it was really hot here too yesterday, so I got up and went out to run as early as possible.
    Although I called my mom in the US, we celebrate Mother's Day in France later in March. So the US holiday sneaks up on me every year !

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    1. I can definitely feel the humidity on my runs this week! Whew. The Catch 22 is the earlier you run here, the more humid it is. But, you get a break in the temp.

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  19. I always air on the side of a rest day when I have a weird ache or pain especially if I don't have a race on the horizon. Your garden is beautiful! I've always wanted to get better at gardening. :) -C

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    1. We should all realize that skipping a run or two (or more!) will not derail our training or cause any setbacks. That's still a hard concept for us. LOL.

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  20. It sounds like you made the smart choice to have a couple extra days of rest since you were having foot pain. Don't you hate it when the "good" body part starts to hurt? Your garden looks so pretty, I can't wait to move and actually get to "till the soil"!

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    1. I was shocked something was wrong with my good foot! I hope the offer works out for your house! That is very exciting.

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  21. I'm so impressed with how long you can plank! I took some extra rest days last week to help my hip pain heal hopefully... That may the 4th be with you medal is super cool!

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    1. I struggle with hip pain, mostly while sitting. My physical therapy and ongoing exercises have definitely helped.

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  22. Wow I am so impressed by your planking skills! And good for you for doing what you love on Mother's Day! Yard work. I have a 5k and 10k this weekend that I'm hoping to complete!

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    1. And I'm so impressed you are going to race while quite pregnant! Your Mother's Day will be extra special next year.

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  23. Happy Mother's day! I am super jealous of that plank! My goal is to get to 2 minutes-ugg- I have a lot of work to do! I did my virtual 10K Saturday morning before it got to hot! Have a great week!

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    1. I've been working on my plank for quite a while. It takes time! Most of mine don't make "special picture status"!

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  24. Isnt' that aggravating when you have injuries pop up you have no idea how it happened.

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    1. Yeah, I still haven't figure it out! It feels like I rolled that foot, and I didn't.

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  25. Great job on the plank! I hope your foot gets back to normal because those pains are so annoying.

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    1. My foot feels much better. I'm going to put it to the test this weekend!

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  26. Always a good idea to give it a rest if your foot doesn't feel right. I hope it's back to normal soon! Awesome plank too!

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    1. I'm trying so hard to pay attention to my body and not ignore what it's trying to tell me!

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  27. Yard work is usually part of our Mother's Day activities and definitely not a rest day. :) It can be amazingly good workout. Hope your foot feels better soon!

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    1. My inner thighs are always singing the blues after yard work. I know it's a great workout!

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  28. congrats on that plank PR!!!!!! holy wow that's impressive!!!!
    I do hope your foot pains are gone and you can resume this upcoming week as normal.
    glad you had a good mothers day weekend!!!!!

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    1. Thankfully, my foot calmed down pretty fast. Whew.

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  29. I hope your foot feels better soon! random pain sucks! A good day in the Garden is always good! Happy Belated Mothers day.. but really, everyday is Mother's Day!

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    1. Very good point. We are Moms every day, which is a reward in itself!

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  30. I hope your body is continuing to heal and recover.

    uuugh random pains...I had a weird twing in my foot...I switched shoes and it seemed to help but so annoying -right!?

    No races for me this weekend ;( I was suppose to do the Race for the Cure but my son's soccer game conflicted but then got cancelled due to rain....bummed!!

    Spending time in the garden...such a nice way to spend Mother's Day! I taught my son how to ride his bike without training wheels. Best gift ever!!

    Have a great week and rest up!

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    1. This seems to be such a busy time of year. It's hard to fit everything in. Your son has gotten his first taste of freedom!!

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  31. That's some serious planking you're doing! I just jumped back on the plank bandwagon last week. Hope the extra time off your foot does the trick and your foot's fully healed. Have a great week!

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    1. I haven't come close to that time this week. But, I am trying to plank regularly.

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  32. I think ALL of us need to do more hip and glute stretches! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

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    1. I agree! I am currently doing my hip/glute exercises three times a week. I stretch on the day in between.

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  33. Keep up with your strength training, and hopefully your foot will be feeling better in no time.

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    1. I plan to increase that strength training as I get approach marathon training. The foot is much better.

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  34. Another great week! You're doing a great job! You will definitely be feeling better soon, but be sure to keep up with your cross training!

    We had brunch with my parents and enjoyed a very low-key Mother's Day, which was just what I needed. Glad you had a great day!

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    1. I will start water skiing soon -- which I will log as cross training days. I will also continue my strength training.

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  35. 3:47.18 - tired just imagining that plank!

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    1. I'm not sure how I did that last week! LOL. I haven't come close this week.

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  36. Awesome plank! Congrats on the plank PR!!

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    1. Thanks! It may be a while before I can do better than that!

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  37. Listening to your body was a good decision to allow your foot to recover which I hope is feeling better already! Yard work can take a lot of your energy as well. I've neglected ours and need to spruce it up after my June half.

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    1. Yes, it does feel better. I totally neglected my last summer while marathon training. And then I had a fractured foot. So, it was in bad shape!

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  38. It seems like a good time for extra rest days given your foot and the DOMS from the last race! It sounds like it was a good Mother's Day :)

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    1. I had a nice relaxing Mother's Day! We ate lunch at Five Guys - my favorite!

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  39. Whaaaaat?! That's quite a plank!! I need to get back on track with strength training... I definitely notice a difference when I start slacking! Have a great week!!

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    1. I haven't been able to duplicate it this week. It feels so HARD!

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  40. Awesome job on your plank! That is amazing! You rock!

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    1. Most of my planks are much shorter than that! I keep trying though.

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  41. I wish I had your planking skills. Planks are one thing I seriously am terrible at, LOL
    Glad your foot doesn't seem to be keeping up with any pains, your smart to take a couple of days and let whatever aggrivated it have a rest, best way to keep injury free for sure!!!

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    1. The goal is to stay injury free this year! I have a long hot summer of training ahead of me.

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  42. Very cool medal. And heck to the yes for that plank PR!!! You know I'm proud :)

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    1. And this week the planks feel so difficult! I haven't even come close to that one.

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  43. A 347 plank!? You go Holly!

    No racing for me last weekend, just lots of hiking! Oh boy was I sore from all the elevation changes. I was so glad to see the car & sit down. & then spent the rest of the day hobbling around 'cause sitting in a car getting stiff is no good for DOMS. Haha oops.

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    1. I think sitting in the car is worse on my body than running. I get so stiff and my hips get very cranky!

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  44. Whoa, look at you and that plank time! Man that is awesome, 2 minutes is going to be the death of me yet I tell ya! Can't you just see us all out on the beach in December, planking away? Yup, I can too!

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    1. Well you know you can do 2 minutes. The next thing you'll do is 3 and then 4, etc. Yeah, I can see us planking on the beach. It really kills my back. Ugh.

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