Happy Monday! Today is going to be a quick post since I already told you what I was up to most of the weekend anyways (aka work, studying, coffee and in home shopping.) I had a yogurt this morning prior to Physical Therapy like I usually do. Followed by a spinach omelet with bacon cheese, so good! A few sugar snap peas on the side to get some extra green in. 🙂
Guess what I did yesterday? Ran again! I took it real slow and really watched my form/listened to my body. Constantly assessing myself
- head in line with pelvis, pelvis in line with legs
- mid strike on the foot
- engaged glutes and abs
- stand up tall, don’t let back arch out, tuck pelvis if necessary
- engage glutes and abs again… and repeat….
I stretched/foam rolled before and after, I swear I spent as long trying to prevent injury as I did actually running.
Totally worth it though, elt great emotionally and physically though! My piriformis was a little angry afterwards but nothing of too much concern. 11 minute miles aren’t bad for a walk/run combination, sure beats not running.
Here is what I did:
Plus some upper body work, the gravitron (pull up machine) is so not my friend anymore! Now it’s time to get the day going, hope you have a good one!
Of Possible Interest:
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The Crave Game (Flourish Blog)
athletic avocado says
that looks like a great workout! I don’t like to run fast for a long time so it’s nice to change it up!
An 11 minute mile is still my best time…I only just started running a week ago, and I don’t actually hate it! Any tips for improving myself?
Kelli Shallal MPH RD says
That’s great girl! If you’re a new runner take it slow and build mileage slowly. Get the form down so you won’t have problems later on! Great job!
Thanks so much! I need to work on my form…I really know zero about running.