completed tried at least one of those 30 day challenges.
The ab challenge. (yup)
The squat challenge (kinda)
The plank challenge (kinda)
The arm challenge (nope – I get enough arm challenge carrying twin toddlers thank you)
I follow quite a few fitness and running fanatics on twitter, one of which is Kinetic Revolution. He offers a free 30 day challenge that he claims will change your running. Run Faster. Run Stronger. Or so he says.
Historically, I am not very flexible. Yoga has helped this some, but even my once a week practices start out pretty awkwardly. I’m stretching almost every day, but I’m told by my chiropractor at every visit that I’m still too tight (ugh). Since I’m really focused on trying to keep running without injuring myself again, I thought I’d give this a try.
The first week focuses on Basic Mobility and Balance training. From what I can tell, its based on a series of stretches (hip flexor, hamstring, abductor) and balances (single leg with eyes closed) with a few tweaks.
If you’re interested in joining me, you can sign up here. (you get a daily email with the exercises.) Or you can follow along while I do this (and blog about it to keep myself consistent and honest) and see if it works for me.
What’s your go to running stretch/exercise?
Also, I know I’ve been pretty fitness heavy lately – fear not, more twins posts coming soon.
September 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm
I’m struggling to move forward with my running so I’ve signed up! On top of my arm challenge. And the shoulder challenge. Which makes me feel better about declining the ab challenge!
September 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm
Hahaha. Can’t wait to hear about it!
September 1, 2014 at 9:44 pm
I am going to look into this. I also am not flexible at all. I look at my daughter with envy when she naturally does something flexible. 🙂 yoga helped when I was doing it 5 times a week. Maybe this challenge will help me too
September 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm
5x a week of yoga would help me too probably help me too. But who has time for that?? 🙂
September 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Exactly why I don’t do it anymore. I may start soon you tube videos at home now.
September 1, 2014 at 10:55 pm
Sure I’m in!
September 2, 2014 at 7:55 am
I may fail miserably because I’m horrible at 30 day challenges but I signed up just because I want to see what kind of exercises are recommended. 🙂
September 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm
cool! Thanks for re blogging!
September 2, 2014 at 8:30 am
Reblogged this on Our Magical Chaos and commented:
I need a good jump start to my routine. Now that we have moved and are settling in, running needs to become a priority again for my health and mental well being. I love running but have had to push it aside. I’m excited to be joining in on this challenge to get my muscles back in the game. Princess Daddy is accepting the challenge with me, will you?
September 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm
Alright you have sucked me in as well. I hope to do a 15K in November so maybe the exercises will help while I am building up my mileage.
September 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm
yay! Can’t wait to hear what you think!
September 8, 2014 at 10:02 am
i am in. I am trying for the NYC marathon and really want to avoid overuse injuries. i think this will help. so glad you posted this.
September 8, 2014 at 10:03 am