Warning: random ramblings from a runner not running 

Well I decided to take one more rest day just to be cautious. I think my knee is feeling better. I’m able to walk down the stairs without pain and I’m taking that as a good sign.  I’m going through withdrawals though. I feel lost and a little ungrounded going so long without a run. Thankfully I have yoga. 



I put the Insanity Asylum DVDs in a box with the ladder so they wouldn’t tempt me. I will give them back to my brother when I see him this weekend. I’m bummed that I can’t do the workouts but I’ve already found something new to try. 

I have purchased the 21 Day Fix and the 3 Day Refresh from BeachBody. I’m excited to try something new and I’m hoping the refresh will be the reboot I need to get back on track. I also signed up for the BeachBody On Demand. I’ve done Daily Burn but found that I only did the same 5 or 6 workouts. The BeachBody On Demand  though has a variety of their workout programs so I can try a few without committing to purchasing them. Very cool in my book. 

I have less than 3 weeks until my first two races. I’m excited, but a little nervous since I’m doing a 5 miler and then a half marathon the next day. It’ll be fun though and even if I only PR by a few seconds any improvement will be a good one. Especially since I’ve had issues so close to race day. 

I’ve signed up for another race as well. I know I know…..I said I wasn’t going to go all crazy with races this year, but this one looks so fun!!! So the big run around here is the Broad Street Run…it’s a 10 Miler. According to te commercials it’s the biggest 10 miler in the country.  Entry is based on a lottery system. I thought about signing up for it but decided against it. I’m glad I did. I found another one to run instead! Good Day For A Run 10 Miler is held the same day and it’s at a vineyard! It’s a total win. I can run 10 miles and then drink wine? I’m in. My friend and I ran a 5k last fall that was organized by the same company and it was awesome. Plus at $35 you just can’t beat it.  I don’t need a T-shirt or medal, most of my shirts end up going to my boyfriend anyway.  

I’m on day 10 without cheese. I’m finding that I don’t miss it nearly as much as I thought I would. 

Foam roller challenge is going strong. Day 4 done and I’ll probably do another 10 minutes on it later this evening. I actually found a video I like better Foam Roller Exercise. Its a bit longer and also has some additional moves for more than just your legs. The one for your lats is a killer!

This spring weather is tempting me to risk running a day early. I swear all I saw the last 4 days off from running was runners. Running along happily and injury free…..grrrrrr. Tomorrow though perhaps I’ll be able to wear a T-shirt for my run!!!!  

Until next time! 

Danielle 

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12 thoughts on “Warning: random ramblings from a runner not running 

  1. The 10 miler looks like so much fun! I’d love to do one like that! Please post your review on the Beach Body program once you’re into it – I’m thinking of giving it a whirl in the fall (once I’ve purged my 2015 race bug). 🙂

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      1. I had knee trouble last year my physical therapist recommended taping my knee when I run anything over 6 .. I do it all the time and have ran successfully since with no knee pain. Google on how to apply it 🙂

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