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Friday, April 27, 2012

and then i found 50 dollars.

today's workout:

with sunday's 4M race only two days away, i wanted to take today's run nice and easy.  again, i stayed away from hills to give myself some extra recovery before tackling some of the hills in central park on sunday.  while i don't feel like i will race on sunday, i definitely don't see myself taking it easy.  am i going for a PR? no.  am i going to run a nice and easy 10+ minute/mile? not unless i have to.  my physical therapist says i can start to pick up my pace and i plan on doing exactly that.  

goals for sunday's 4M:
     a. run a half-marathon pace (9:30ish)
     b. run with an overall pace below 10
     c. finish without any knee or IT band pain

even my "a" goal is pretty conservative and i'm okay with that.  what's important is that i'm recovering and getting stronger so that i can run this baby in october.  

after my PT exercises, i attempted to see how long i could hold a plank without sacrificing form: 


i wanted to stop so badly around 1 minute 30 seconds and had to FIGHT to keep myself upright and planked for a full 2 minutes.

NEW GOAL: hold a plank for a full 5 minutes before marathon training officially starts in june.  
ADDITIONAL GOAL: be able to maintain a 5 minute plank for duration of marathon training.

it's possible, i know it is.  

anywho, in case you found the rest of this post boring... and then i found 50 dollars.

no really, i found 50 dollars.

i was freaking out that i have too much stuff in my apartment and went on a psycho rampage throwing out  anything i have that i don't use (how did i ever collect so much lotion, face wash, toners, etc.?) and started to organize things that i felt weren't in the right spot.  this led me to find the little green wallet i "lost" after getting back from las vegas in december.

i opened the wallet... and found 50 dollars.



holy hell.  this was so much better than finding a $5 bill in my winter coat pocket when i take it out of its summer storing place (aka my parents house) in the fall.  

 i felt like i had hit the lotto.  $50 may not be a lot to some people but it makes a humongo difference in my life -  that's enough to feed me and my ridiculous appetite for an entire week!  booyah.

anyone else want to join me in my mission for the 5 minute plank? you know you wanna!

if you had an extra $50, what would you spend it on?

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2 Comments:

At April 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM , OpenID healthylifehappywife.com said...

Good luck this weekend!! I'm sure you'll do great! & good job on the plank! I'm the worst plank-er...maybe I'll work on it with you ;) you're way ahead, though!

 
At April 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Runner in Denial said...

i almost never plank so i think this is a good challenge! definitely give it a try with me so i'm not alone in my suffering! haha

 

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