Welcome to a new week of workouts! For this week I have posted 6-workout videos. That means there are 6-workouts and one rest day. One of the workouts is a stretching day. Remember, rest and recovery helps your body stay healthy and make improvements in your strength and level of fitness.
Don’t be afraid to modify the schedule if you need too. Listen to your body. A huge part of creating a healthy lifestyle is learning what your body responds best too. Focus on form during each exercise. If you need rest take it. Exercise should improve your health and overall fitness. If you see signs of overtraining, ease back, rest, and return when you are ready.
I have been resting and recovering from a nasty bout of IT Band Syndrome. I was finally able to run without pain two days ago, and had another successful run today. I was getting very nervous for my Half Marathon. The race is only two weeks away, and I have been having dreams that I am late to the race and forgot to pick up my race packet.
I am running this race to raise money for a cause, so I really didn’t want to get sidelined with an injury. I will have to test out some longer run days, and be very careful to make sure I am in good shape on race day. At this point I know that I have missed a lot of training so it’s going to be a matter of just making it through the race. I ordered new pants that are supposed to provide the same support as kinesiotape. They should be arriving on Tuesday.
During my Half Marathon I am fundraising for Love146 to help prevent human trafficking of children. It’s very important to me to be able to run this race, because it is such an important cause. If you are able to make a donation every dollar helps! You can do so here: Love 146 Fundraiser. Your donation helps rescue children from slavery, and provide services and support to the children who are rescued. Donations are tax deductible.
I am planning on filming new workouts this week. I can’t wait to get back into my routine & share new content with you all! I have been teaching my jogging class one cross training workout per week, so I have a lot of new routines to share here.
Have fun with the workout schedule!
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