Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Updates from a blogger slacker...


Wow - apparently when I fall off the blogging track I fall WAY off! I haven't posted anything since April 2nd...and I honestly don't really know why.  I have been sporadically reading blogs, and commenting even more sporadically - but I miss everything about this awesome community, so I promise to be better! 

Anyway - I have a problem.  I am seriously addicted to workout DVD's (Hi my name is Kathy...).   Recently I've been on a Bob Harper kick, but today in the mail I got this from my favorite lady:


This is a 90 day workout program - 15 DVD's broken out into three phases.  You do one phase each month, and walla you will have a body like Jillian.  haha.  I'm excited to try this.  I've thought about doing P90X in the past, and while I think it is a fabulous workout system, the workouts are very long and I can't see where I could fit in that demanding of a program along with running.  But these Jillian workouts are only a half hour long, so I think it will be more do-able.

With two relays on the horizon (Ragnar NW Passage in July and Hood to Coast in August), I want to make sure I am as strong as possible.  This program gets progressively harder as you move along, so it will be good to start slowly and build as I move through the system.  Day 1 is tomorrow, so I will keep you all posted.

And I have some promising running news!  I ran my longest miles to date on Saturday- 7 miles!

SEVEN! 
(think I was a little excited?  I look like I'm shouting!)
I ran with these lovely ladies, Michelle and Robin...

Michelle ran 16 and Robin ran her first 20 miler ever!
 ...and my foot held up quite well.  I'm only running 3 times a week right now - and I'm still icing/stretching/rolling my foot on a golf ball/sleeping with the sock to stretch my foot (whew!)...but this seems to be letting me run and recover well from it.  I'm also going to a new physical therapist, who has me doing some new exercises that I think will be beneficial as well.   So we'll see how it goes but I'm optimisic!

So that's my update - hope to catch up with everyone soon - I have a lot of reading to do!

11 comments:

Tink said...

Congrats on your 7 miler!!! That's awesome!

Tricia said...

Yay to your foot healing! That is wonderful news.

HTC and Ragnar -I'm jealous!

hiker mom said...

SO glad your back! 7 miles is awesome! That is so cool that you are doing 2 relays. I have heard so much lately about relay races and I have never done one. Now I really want to do one:) Glad the foot is cooperating.

Julia said...

okay. so promise that i got more out of this post. but seriously!?! we must be RL running besties this summer! I will be in Portland in like 3 WEEKS. AND I am running NWP :) :) so excited!!!

Laura said...

That looks like an awesome dvd series-- I agree, longer than 30 minutes is hard to commit to, I haven't touched mine in a few weeks. Oops! CONGRATS on your 7 miler!! Yay!!

Teamarcia said...

I've missed you! So glad to hear your foot is holding up and there is nothing wrong with lots of workout DVD's. The more the better!

Suz and Allan said...

Two relays? Wow, go Kathy! I'm really interested to see what you think about these workout DVD's.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Glad you are feeling better! You have TWO relays coming up!? Wow. That NW Passage one looks great. As does HTC, but I think I like the route of the NWP better. I am running my first relay next weekend! I am excited but nervous, as always!

Courtney Foster said...

Oh those races are my dream races,so fun you get to do both!

I love me some Jillian, can't wait to hear how you like it!

Carrie FamilyFitnessFood said...

Have fun with your summer races! Glad to see you back and posting, good luck with Jillian!

Marissa said...

I'm beyond JEALOUS of your body rev workout series!! I have been asking, or should I say begging for that workout set! I can't wait to hear all about it and see what you think. I watched the informercial for like an hour this morning and was totally motivated...I tweeted straight to Jillian telling her how badly I wanted this set!! I guess maybe I thought it was fly and magically appear on my door step! LOL

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