Killer workouts!

I’ve been struggling with my Asics hurting the top of my right foot. I’ve put bandaids and mole skin on when I run but it still feels bruised after. So, before I get drastic and take yet another pair of shoes back I researched ways to lace your running shoes. I found exactly what I was looking for here. You can see in the picture my right shoe is laced differently. There are several things you can correct with lacing your shoes differently~ black toenails, shoes being too tight, the pain on top of your foot (hot spots) and heel sliding are just a few.

I tried it out for 2 miles on the treadmill Sunday and no pain. I gave it another try this morning on the treadmill and it’s still feeling good! Hopefully I am good to go!

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I’m not a fan of treadmill runs but I have to do them sometimes. This morning it was raining pretty good, 46 degrees and 10 mph wind…I wasn’t feeling it! So, I hit the gym for 2 miles on the treadmill and weights, ab work and planks. I got my Russian twists in for the Too Hot to Handle challenge, I did some tortuous leg thing where I pushed a mat across the gym floor! My legs will be screaming tomorrow!

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I did these planks on a Bosu ball, thanks to my friend Jill who showed me how to use it! I’m trying not to be gym equipment challenged anymore! We flipped it over where the “ball” was on the ground and held on for dear life to the base of the bosu ball. I could feel those planks high in my abs where I don’t usually feel them.

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It’s 11 days until the Cowtown 5k and 12 days until the Cowtown Half marathon! I’m excited about the Cowtown challenge (running 2 races in a weekend).

Don’t forget we have the Scentsy giveaway going on here.

What was your workout today? Anyone training for any races coming up? What killer workouts are you doing?

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5 comments to Killer workouts!

  1. Alma says:

    Got back into the groove yesterday – went for a 2.5 mile walk to see how my lungs would feel and it was great. I am getting back to the gym today to start running again. Hope I make it through the rest of the program.
    Sarah I am jealous… I wish I was there to do all these fun things with you. When I get home we will have to go to the gym together and you can show me all your new moves!

  2. Do you know what helped me with the bruising on top of my feet?! LockLaces! They are like bungee cords for your shoes and they move with your feet! I LOVE them! I tried the different lace techniques and they never really helped as much as my LockLaces. :) Yay for Cowtown half! Too bad I don’t feel ready! lol

  3. Alisha says:

    I missed y’all yesterday! You’ll have to show me your new plank trick! I did the elliptical this morning and plan on doing my Russian twists and planks this afternoon! OH, hold on to your seat, KRIS did a plank with me last night :)

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