Today is National Running Day, a day to celebrate the sport you love or to try something new… let’s say like running. Go for a run in the morning to start your day off right or go for a midday run with your co-workers or even go for a night time run with the family. All you need to do is lace up your sneakers and go, it is that easy and in the process you can do something you already love or possibly discover a new love for running. Check out the National Running Day web site for great tips, info on group runs, and much more.
Unfortunately I will be unable to participate in National Running Day this year due to a knee injury, but I will be rooting for everyone else from the sidelines. I have an appointment with an orthopedist 1 week from today, hopefully I just have a minor injury that will be healed by resting my knee over the next few weeks. My hopes are to be up and running by July 1st.
Due to this nagging knee injury I have had to take a look at all my goals and workout plans for the next few weeks and re-evaluate what workouts I can continue with and what goals are achievable for me at this time. I am putting my “Quest for the six-pack goal” on hold until I am able to resume intense cardio and lower body workouts. I just feel that without these workouts this goal is not attainable in the time frame I had allotted. I plan to continue with the #Fitblog Planks Challenge and my goal of holding the plank for 3 minutes after 6-weeks.
I started the Supreme 90 Day workout system 3 weeks ago as part of my “Quest for the six-pack goal” with the intent of completing the full 90 days, unfortunately as much as I’d like to continue the workouts as scheduled it is just not possible at this time. I plan to continue doing some of the Supreme 90 day workouts like abs and upper body, but I will have to forego any workouts that puts any stress on my knee like the lower body, total body and cardio workouts. When my knee is healed I will restart the 90 day program and follow it as scheduled in it’s entirety from start to finish.
Hopefully by the time I get to the orthopedist next week my knee will be improved, although improved or not I plan on keeping my appointment and following whatever advice he gives me so I can make a full recovery. For now I will focus on my core, upper body and clean eating.
Here are my modified goals for the month of June:
- Continue to work on my core strength by doing Pilates 2x/week the Ultimate Ball workout from Supreme 90 Day 2x/week and plank work 2x/week.
- Complete the #Fitblog Planks Challenge by holding a plank for 3 minutes at the end of 6-weeks.
- Increase my upper body strength as shown by completing 20 regular pushups in a row.
- Maintain my current weight through clean eating.
I am not going to let this injury get me down. I plan to rest, get better and come back stronger than ever!!
Today is also the last day to vote for Running, Loving, Living to be one of the top 25 Health and Fitness Mom Bloggers. You have until 8pm Eastern time to vote, you can vote for me here. Thanks for your support!
Are you participating in National Running Day today?