Recovery Week (5/11 – 5/17)

This week has been all about recovering and resting.  I have continued my daily 44s though!!!

Sunday 5/11  44 standing leg swings.  

right
right
back
back

I actually did this move in my normal clothes since it is just a nice easy stretch!!!  And, of course, if I do something with my right leg then my left leg has to follow along!

left
left
back
back

This was a great way to stretch out my achy hip flexors!

Monday 5/12 – 44 hip circles.

This move might look sort of goofy but it really was a nice hamstring/low back stretch and release!!  And, I did 44 each direction.  

Since I had to get up at 4:00 am on Monday to go clean and set-up our venue for a day (actually week) of meetings, I did this move early and then did a few more on Tuesday morning when Hunter could record me.

Tuesday 5/13  44 leg abduction with butt on foam roller.

start
start
open (to stretch!!)
open (to stretch!!)

Another great stretch for hips!!!

Wednesday 5/14  44 windmills – I went old school with this move!!!

ready
ready
touch right toe
touch right toe
back to start
back to start
touch left toe
touch left toe

I think that sometimes we forget how great these stretching moves really are – at least I do.  I don’t always take the time to do them but this week they have been awesome!!!

I thought about doing a little easy run today but decided to give it another day or two – between my hips and my mouth (root canal on Tuesday) it was easy to continue the week of relaxing.

Thursday 5/15  44 froggy squat with extension.  This move I took from the gorgeous Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch – she always has some fantastic moves, workouts, gluten free tips and inspiration.

down
down
up - the nice part!
up – the nice part!

Still resting but it was another day full of cleaning the venue – mopping and everything!!!

Friday 5/16  44 tuck and roll to work the abs.

start (enjoy this part!)
start (enjoy this part!)
roll up
roll up
extend and hold for about 3 seconds
extend and hold for about 3 seconds

About halfway through all 44 I was really feeling this – in my core and my hip flexors!!!

Saturday 5/17  44 side plank with leg raise.

ready
ready
lift and hold
lift and hold

Not gonna lie – after a week off this move was a challenge!!!  And, you know I couldn’t stop after the first set of 44!

2nd side ready
2nd side ready
lift and hold
lift and hold

I’ve found that it helps if you look like a bright candy cane when you work out – strips are always good!!!

Actually, Hunter and I are fixing to get in his long run for the week.  I hope it goes OK.  This will be my first run (or any type of workout) in a week – record number of days off because I knew it was necessary.  I think we are running for about an hour and 40 minutes so it should be fun!!!

Yesterday when I was reading blogs, my sweet friend Biz @ My Bizzy Kitchen had the nicest shout-out to me and sent lots of readers my way.  Her words brought me to tears.

And, I have to thank Carly @ Fine Fit Day  and so many of my bloggy friends for the overwhelming words of kindness that I woke up to this morning.  The tweets, FB shares….all of it completely humbled me and left me without many words other than,

THANK YOU!!  I feel honored to call each of you FRIEND!!

Happy Saturday!  

Kim

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