4645 total / 419 in 2016

Stay healthy; break 20 minutes in the 5K; run my first half marathon by QC Half in Fall 2016; Marathon some day; have fun!

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Laura logged 4645 miles.

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  1. RUN
    alright 2.5 mi

    I keep going out with the hope that I'll feel better and this is all just a bad dream. Done for now.

  2. walk
    good Friday Walk 4.3 mi

    Walking beats sitting on the couch. Had to get out on Earth Day which turned out to be gorgeous. Great conversation, I just love being outside and taking in God's creation. Thinking I may stay... read more

  3. RUN
    blah Hump Day 3.5 mi

    Alright, time to hang up the shoes for now. I know I can't continue this. Felt my groin/hip every step and it's difficult to raise my right leg... I just want to shuffle to avoid the ago... read more

  4. FIT
    alright Basshunter 00:45

    Didn't feel it'd be smart to run today, so just stuck to PT exercises and a little core: Monster walks w/ band, leg raises, pillow squeezes, side steps w/ band, bridges, planks, clam shel... read more

  5. RUN
    blah 3 mi 00:25 08:24 pace

    Tread at slower pace and PT. I was good at PT but super sore running afterwards. Maybe just too close together. Glad I've gone back to PT, Chad's been all in with this and I'm very g... read more

  6. RUN
    good Prairie Lakes 4.27 mi 00:31 07:13 pace

    The first 1.5 was really good, then my hip/groin started feeling off and got worse. Wasn't super painful, but uncomfortable. Still know something's going on with it though which is sad. E... read more

  7. RUN
    good 3.3 mi 00:24 07:19 pace

    Short run in my new Asics and my first run in 1 week. Actually felt pretty good. Chad says as long as I don't feel pain I can try running. I've felt better the past few days so I thought ... read more

  8. FIT

    If anyone knows of any hip specialists in the QC please let me know.
    My PT thinks I have something called FAI--Femoroacetabular impingement of my hip. And that I've had it for some time... No... read more

  9. FIT
    alright PT

    Yesterday was bad just sitting, standing, and especially walking. So glad to be doing better today. Probably because I've been good and haven't run in 48 hours now... Hopefully rest and i... read more

  10. RUN
    blah 3.26 mi 00:25 07:44 pace

    Has to be an adductor strain... The pain is on both sides, but when walking just on the right. Aggravated even more going up hills. The wind was strong so that didn't help. Better rest before ... read more

    • Josh H. Hi-five

      oh know. take it easy a few days with some ice and see how it heals up. praying for you.

      23 days ago

    • Laura T.
      Laura T.

      Thank you.

      22 days ago Like

  11. FIT
    alright 00:01:15

    Did a ton of core, PT exercises, stretching, and some weights. I wish stretching wasn't so painful. Finding my right side hurts a lot more doing exercises, but the left is weaker. Hoping to ru... read more

  12. RUN
    alright 400s 4.5 mi

    400s on the Cedar Falls hs track with equal rest. Workout was 6 - 10 of them. I wanted to do 10 with the group of guys I ran with, but stuck with 7. Hit all between 80 - 89 seconds, little fast. My... read more

  13. RUN
    blah 4/6 3 mi 00:24 08:00 pace

    Really really wanted to keep going, but knew it was a bad idea as I felt myself compensating. Right groin/hip hurt the whole time. May have helped to take ibuprofen before. I will tomorrow. Core an... read more

  14. FIT
    blah Stretch & Core 01:00

    Hips are super irritated even after icing and pulled my right hamstring, so not running for a couple days. So just did core, stretching and some machines. Just a little setback. 😁 PT soon.

  15. RUN
    good Fool's 5K 3.1 mi 00:21 06:41 pace

    9am - I've always wanted to run this race. I was worried about my hip, but ibuprofen and ice seemed to save me. Still ran about what I expected and 18 seconds faster than last week. First mile... read more

    • Jane W.
      Jane W.

      I also struggle with 2nd mile but what helps me is to pretend that I am just racing 2 miles. I promise myself I will race hard to the two mile (whatever my goal pace is) and then hang on with what I have left in the 3rd. I always have more than I think I will have at the end.

      28 days ago Like1 person

    • Laura T.
      Laura T.

      Thanks Wheels, I like that mindset. Will try it next time. :)

      28 days ago Like

    • Susan R.
      Susan R.

      Similar to that, I had a coach who would always say "'x' laps, then the last one."

      So a 5k would be "2 miles, then the last one!"

      26 days ago Like1 person

  16. RUN
    good 2.4 mi 00:18 07:37 pace

    Short run and strides. Right hip/groin has been bad since Thursday's run. Hurt to walk yesterday. Stretched and iced it a lot. Running today it felt fatigued but not as painful as afterwards. ... read more

  17. RUN
    alright 4 mi 00:30 07:30 pace

    Kinda bummed I missed run club since it was a 1 mile time trial tonight. Warmed up then ran 6:30 and 6:15 miles. Was going to go a third but my right hip was tender. Feel it walking now. So probabl... read more

  18. RUN
    good 6.11 mi 00:48 07:50 pace

    Got rained on a little, but the temp was perfect. Felt good, better as I went. 5k got moved to Sunday since they are predicting such strong winds and are worried about the timing equipment, tents, ... read more

  19. RUN
    good 5.1 mi 00:38 07:21 pace

    5k continuous tempo straight into the crazy wind... Ran it in 21:44 and it felt harder than the Scramble last weekend with the wind. Wanted to give up so badly, but tried to be tough and push again... read more