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This week, here is what I was supposed to do:
And here's what I really did:
Monday - I rested
Tuesday - I worked out with my half marathon training group. We did a 40 minute run (5 minute warm up, 5 minute cool down, and 30 minutes of interval running up and down stairs and a hill). The stairs kicked my bootie. Afterwards, we did stretching (IT band, psoas, calves, quads, and piriformis) and core exercises (planks, squats, pushups, bridges, straight and leg lifts). I did 3.3 miles and tried out a friend's GoMotion light that goes on his hydration belt. I think I liked it better than a head lamp.
I think I did something to my knee during Wednesday's zumba (or it could have been during our Tuesday stairs/hill run). It hurt when I went up and down the stairs at the house.
Friday I rested.
Saturday - I trained with my group. I was super nervous about hurting my knee further - so I was very conscious about the amount of weight I put on my right knee. We did an 80 minute run. 40 minutes one way and then we turned around and did 40 minutes back. We were able to get about 5 miles done (my app said 5.5 and my friend's said 5.1) and stuck with the 2 minute run: 1 minute walk intervals. My knee didn't hurt one bit during the 80 minute run! We even went to a birthday party later on in the day and I felt great afterwards!
Sunday - I had high hopes of running during the super bowl party we're going to this afternoon because hubby is working this morning, but it's forecasted to rain. So I am pretty sure that I am going to have to call cleaning the house and wrangling three kids into their beds for naptime - "crosstraining!"