Friday, May 4, 2012

Ready or Not…

In my weekly roundup of last week, I mentioned that I wasn’t completely ready OR excited for the Cap City Half that I’m running tomorrow…

My excuses:

1.  School/homework/activities required to go to for school are taking up SO much of my time

2. I’m working as many days a week as possible and job hunting because substitute teachers don’t have jobs in the summer.

3. My knee pain:

It’s been happening for about a month and a half now and it’s really annoying me!  I’ve cut back on my running and added a little biking for cardio, but it’s been hard because I’ve been trying to train for a half marathon which is running, so running is how you get faster! ugh!  Anyways… even though I’ve cut back on my mileage, my knee still hurts.  It hurts behind and to the inner side of my knee… not really below like “runner’s knee” pain would be and ITband problems hurt to the outside of the knee (or so I’ve been told) so I really don’t know what’s causing my pain.  I’ve been stretching and foam rolling in case it had something to do with tight muscles, but it doesn’t seem to be helping… IN FACT, I feel the pain the most when I stretch my hamstrings doing these hamstring stretches:

               Source Here                                          Source Here

So yeah… I’m probably going to take some time off from running completely after this half marathon… but that’s why I feel like know that I’m not ready for tomorrow.  In fact, I am anticipating a PW and it kinda makes me feel like a loser going into a race unprepared…  I want to feel excited to run because I haven’t run a race since my full marathon in October, but I feel a little disappointed in myself and my knee and I just wish the pain would go away… and that my friends, is why I haven’t been talking a whole lot about this race…

That being said… I’m still racing tomorrow… I’ll just treat it like a long run in the first half and then pick it up if I have anything left and my knee feels ok in the second half… we’ll see… I went to the expo yesterday after school and picked up my packet.


Here’s the elevation for the race:


So… good luck to all of you racing tomorrow!!! AND… if you have any idea what could be causing my knee pain PLEASE feel free to let me know how to fix it!!  It would be greatly appreciated!!  Okie doke… I’m off to bed for an early wakeup tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zigo Mango Trailer/Stroller/Jogger: Perfect for On-the-Go Families!

Ok, so I’m not a mom… yet ;)  But I know a lot of you lovely mommas have children who like to go on your runs or bike rides with you, so when I got the opportunity to write this review I immediately thought about you all and couldn’t resist!! :)

The Zigo Mango comes with everything you need to bike, run, or walk with your child right out of the box… no need to buy an extra kit.  Unless of course you have a second child who likes to exercise with you too ;)  In that case you would need to buy a second harness.

        Zigo Mango as a regular stroller                    … as a jogging stroller…

… and as a trailer for a bike

Check out some of these Premium Luxury Features:

~ Padded seats
~ 5 point safety harness
~ Reflective striping
~ 4 point shock absorbers
~ Multi-position adjustable push bar
~ Dual drum brakes
~ Optional Deluxe Environmental Control System (mesh screen and wind/rain guard)

It also folds up for easy storage/carrying

This awesome stroller comes in Yellow or Red and you can see just how awesome it is by watching a video they have on their website HERE!  This is the perfect luxury stroller/trailer for all you fitness fanatics who like to make fitness fun for the whole family!!  Not to mention Mother’s day is coming up… this would make a great gift!! :)  It usually retails for $599.99 but right now, with the special deal of the day, it’s on sale for $375.00!!  Such a great deal!!

All this talk about strollers is wanting me to have a reason to use one… lol… ok… a few more years yet… so, all of you who CAN use the Zigo Mango, GO CHECK IT OUT! 

So, what do you think?


**This is a sponsored informative post, I did not actually get to try out the product.

Weekly Roundup: April 23 – 29

Monday:  Rest
Tuesday:  .60miles in 6:23; MM (1mile) in 8:07; Weights(10lbs) [7curls, 7sidecurls, 7military press, 7hammercurls 10 Bench Press]X2; 5min abs; 20min bike
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday:  P90X Shoulders&Arms (1hr); P90X AbRipper (15min); 1hr Bike
Saturday:  10.01 miles @10:58 (1:49:41)
Sunday:  Rest
**Stretched and foam rolled each day I worked out

Total for Week = 11.61 miles             Bike for Week = 1hr 20min
Total for Month =  25.69 miles           Bike for Month = 3hr 10min
Total for Year =  98.50 miles             Bike for Year = 3hr 10min

*** @=outside run (refers to pacein=treadmill run (refers to minutes)

January  12.6 miles                                                       2011  329.45 miles
February   13.02 miles
March   42.19 miles
April   25.69 miles

 Last Week's Roundup

3 Days!!! EEK!!!

Counting today, I have 3 days left until my half marathon… you may be wondering why I haven’t been posting about it, all excited and stuff… Well, that’s for another post… maybe tomorrow… 

Blog Posts From The Week

#RunChat With Bart Yasso
The VERY Magic Mile
Wordless Wednesday: Test FB Page Edition

Registered Races
5/5/12 – Cap City Half Marathon
6/16/12 – Run for The Rose 5k
10/21/12 – Columbus Marathon

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