A Lighter Week in Anticipation of the Big Race!! (5/4 – 5/10)

This week was a much lighter kind of week for me because I wanted to rest my legs as much as possible since today is the big day!!!

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Sunday 5/4  44 plank on stability ball with knee to elbow.

ready
ready
right knee in
right knee in

I did all 44 with my right knee and then switched and did 44 more!!

ready to go again
ready to go again
left knee in
left knee in

Just holding plank on the stability ball was hard – pulling my knees in was brutal!!!

Monday 5/5 44 supermans on stability ball with alternate leg lifts.  A right leg lift with superman and a left leg lift = 1 rep.

ready - the easy part
ready – the easy part
lift, squeeze, left leg up
lift, squeeze, left leg up
other side view
other side view
lift, squeeze, right leg
lift, squeeze, right leg

This was a walking day – 5 miles at 7.5% incline in 75 minutes.  I wanted to do something but nothing too challenging!!

Tuesday 5/6 – 44 medicine ball crunches on a stability ball.

ready
ready
crunch
crunch

Pilates was a good choice for a workout that wasn’t too difficult – Burn and Firm Pilates.

Wednesday 5/7  44 reverse crunches with the stability ball under my legs.

start
start
crunch up
crunch up

Not gonna lie – just holding onto the ball was a challenge!!!

And, because I was super excited about the new shoes I received on Tuesday (I won some Mizuno Hitogamis from Jacqueline @ Skinny Chick Blog), I had to get a run in.

Just 3 miles nice and easy (25:25) with another 0.75 to cool down.  I think I’m going to enjoy these shoes for lighter runs/speed work.

Nice, huh?!
Nice, huh?!

Thursday 5/8 – 44 hip raises on stability ball.

start
start
lift butt and squeeze
lift butt and squeeze

This is one of those moves that seems like it will be easy but you will definitely feel it after a few reps!!!

I took the day off from working out – trying to rest my legs some and I knew that I was going to spend about 4-5 hours on my feet cleaning and ironing at our venue so I decided to skip my normal workout.

Friday 5/9 – 44 stability ball squats – barely touch the ball with your butt and come up just a few inches so that you are in a squat the entire time – OUCH!!!

barely touch
barely touch
up just a little
up just a little

Saturday 5/10 44 crunch reaches.  I needed something quick and easy and this was perfect!!

start
start
up and reach
up and reach

Today I will spend most of my day here – 

The Flint Hills
The Flint Hills

The race starts at 6:00 am and hopefully I will be done before 4:00 pm but no matter how long it takes – Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 10.24.59 AM

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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