Yes, my knee is still bum. I searched for info on the right band/strap to wear and tried it out Sunday. It's a single knee strap for under the cap. It applies pressure to the lateral. That's where my pain is, on the outer side. Most people have pain across the front of the knee and therefore you're used to seeing the double band, one above and one below. But that band wouldn't prove helpful for my "inflammation". (all IT Band related) I didn't run this weekend. seriously uncool. The weather was gorgeous but I knew rest from running was best. I tried out the strap on Sunday with weights and rowing. I did do squats. And since Lucas was with me, I tried more challenging squats than with just a weighted body bar. The row machine helped me knock out some miles without much pressure on the knees. Have you tried rowing?
Total count in 30milesand30days is now only 9.5 in 30. (3 1/2miles rowing counts!)
One of my girlfriends has really gotten into running. She's knocking out 6+ miles almost daily at the gym, this is all new for her and she's doing grrrreat. Some mornings she's so excited about her accomplishments or new PR's that I get to hear all about it via text-o-mania. I'm pumped for her. She's determined to be fit and is consistently improving her time and strength. It's truly inspiring and one of my favorite things to watch a person go through. It's rad having a close friend that values time for fitness even with full time work, a daughter, and studies. And she'll meet for drinks and let me talk her face off. So when she asked me to run her first 5K with her I was pumped! It's this coming weekend at the Richmond Raceway....
Got my Energy bits this weekend! I read tweet after blog post after IG tag about how wonderful these little "bits" are, I had to get my hands on them and try them for myself! The company was prompt to reply to my request and more than happy to send some my way. I'll let you know what I think about them, maybe I'll save them for this weekends Glow Run. If you want in on some let me know, I'll send you the contact!
Signed up for a Stride Box subscription! Super stoked about this. Stride box sends out goodies for runners and products that anyone into fitness would be interested in trying. I literally can not wait to get my hands on my first box, even Lucas is pumped about this subscription (unlike my stitchfix subscription). I've had stitchfix come twice now, and there's no doubt I need to redo my profile with them. I haven't been happy with the items, which is cray cray because all you stitchfixin' bloggers look fabulous in yours! But Stride Box will without a doubt hit the spot every month! I don't have to do a thing but sign up and pay a low monthly fee for access to the latest and greatest in nutrition, apparel, and accessories!
Soooooooo, I've got this idea. It's not my own, meaning it's been done many times before by other bloggers. I've participated in one before and just thought it was brilliant. I'd like to try and "run" something like this for myself, friends and family AND most definitely, all of you readers!
I could be in way over my head, but I think I can pull this off. I think.
I'm talking about.... hosting A VIRTUAL RACE!
I've emailed another blogger, who I think the world of, in hopes that she'll help me out with designing a bib. Race bibs make things legit, right? I figure with summer just a month away we'll call this race....
Summer Kickoff 5K.
yep, a 5K! It's called a race but there is no winner, no looser. You can walk it. You can run it. You can go solo or gather up friends and family.In the gym or on the streets. Jogging stroller and dogs are permitted :). We just all do it together during the week of June 1st - 7th and then link up all the fun we had doing it! So what do you say?
Are you in? Sign up is uber easy, just complete this form and I'll email you deets later in the week!
ehhh, might be more like next week when you see that email...
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
And found time for a weekend workout, even if that just meant lifting the margarita glass repeatedly!
P.S. I have my massage at 4 today! WoooHooo!
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