Friday Workout: Rest day!! Only foam rolling and stretching for this lady!
After tough Tuesday-Thursday workouts, I kept my word and I am taking a rest day! I would really love to do a longer run tomorrow, so I have to take it easy today. My muscles need a break!
Ran some errands with Mommy today… picked up a pair of tan dressier shorts and a few shirts at Target.
Found a new Target nut butter to try! I’m not usually a cashew fan, but I thought I would try this mix out. Nutritional Facts: 2 Tbsp. 185 calories, 3g fiber, 7g protein.
I also picked up some chapstick. I have a slight obsession with chapstick and it has to be this brand in strawberry or cherry flavor. I have them stashed everywhere: at school, home, desks, purses, car, computer bag, gym bag, SPIbelt for running, next to the bed… I loose them constantly, but I can always find another because I have them everywhere.
Mom and I went to Panera for lunch… Half a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich on Tomato Basil bread, half a Greek salad and an apple. Seriously good and lots of feta cheese!
My Sunny Seeds came in the mail today! I asked if I could write a Sunny Seed Runner story for their blog and I got them in the mail today! Rocky tried to steal them, but I told him we can’t open them up until we use them for our running story!
Trying something new! I’ve gotten a few compliments on workouts I’ve posted (so nice!) and I decided to create an entire Workouts! tab at the top of my blog. I am hoping to post a different type of workout each Friday and keep all of them together in this page. Workouts may include: treadmill intervals, running playlists, half and full marathon training plans, strength training and yoga sessions. It’s a work in progress! I also want to know what workouts you did today!
Today is a “Glute Strength” workout from the March 2011 issue of Runner’s World!
This article says that glutes are an important muscle group for runners and are often neglected.
The glutes keep a runner’s legs, pelvis and torso aligned. Weak glutes can cause Achilles tendinitis, shinsplints, runner’s knee and IT band issues.
Most strength-training routines don’t isolate the glutes, so it is important to work them out on their own!
This article recommends doing two or three sets of these glute exercises – 12 to 15 reps two times a week.
What was your Friday workout???