Friday, February 20, 2015

Fitness Friday–2/20

This week, I began tapering for the Princess Half/Glass Slipper Challenge which is happening this weekend! It’s hard to believe it’s already here!


Currently training for:
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon (Glass Slipper Challenge)
Disney’s Castaway Challenge
Divas Half Marathon

Saturday –  6 mile solo run
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday –  Squats/Lunges routine – 10 sets of each x 3 rounds
Tuesday –  3 mile run & Squats/Lunges routine – 10 sets of each x 3 rounds
Wednesday – 2 mile run & Squats/Lunges routine – 10 sets of each x 3 rounds
Thursday – Travel Day
Friday – Park Time & Squats/Lunges routine – 10 sets of each x 3 rounds

Since the Louisiana Half, I’ve been battling with pain in the bottom of my left foot and left calf. After discussing the issues with my coach, I think I’ve figured out the problem and am working on a solution. (I have a giant knot in my calf which is causing irritation.) In the meantime, I’m trying not to aggravate my foot in any way, shape, or form.

For this past Saturday’s run, I decided to try a run/walk method. The night before, I researched Jeff Galloway’s recommendations for run/walk ratios. In the end, I combined Jeff’s advice with a few thoughts of my own and formulated a plan to run a 10:1 ratio (10 minute run/1 minute walk).

Saturday Run

Thankfully, the run went better than expected and I found myself looking forward to the walk breaks as they really helped my overall performance and muscle fatigue! Also, I didn’t have any pain! YAY! No pain=happy Karen!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! If you’re running, have a great race!

What are your weekend plans? Anything exciting happening?


  1. Hope you are having a great weekend at Disney. I hope we run into you!

    1. Thanks so much! I so wish we had run into each other along the way. Oh well, maybe next time!


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