Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekly Recap X2 6/16/14 – 6/29/14

Happy Monday y’all! Since I missed last week’s recap I will be recapping the past couple weeks of fun, and “workouts” – AKA everything I can do to recover from my ITBS. I missed a couple blog posts because I was in Dallas for work for about a week and was busy pretty much the whole time. It was a ton of fun!

After a busy work week, we had both an adventurous and relaxing weekend. Saturday Robert and I took the pups to Galveston to see the beach for the first time ever! Although Galveston is not the prettiest beach (by a LONG shot), it was fun watching the pups experience the sand and ocean. Malia didn’t like it too much but Leilani bounced around in the sand and tide and had a blast! After a short time playing on the beach, we walked along the boardwalk so they could dry off a little bit and get some exercise. Once we got in the Jeep to head home, the girls were so tired and fell asleep quickly!

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On Sunday Robert and I went to brunch at the Black Walnut Cafe – it was delicious! I had the Napoleon French Toast, which is Texas cut challah French toast with English cream batter, lemon zest, strawberries, cannoli crème, powered sugar, spicy candied walnuts, and New England maple syrup. And if that description didn’t persuade you to try this place for brunch sometime, here is a picture!

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That was pretty much my last “hoorah” before the Dopey Challenge training diet begins. Time to dedicate myself to healthier eating again!

After brunch I decided to get a sport massage at Massage Heights. Best.Decision.EVER. I found a great masseuse who specializes in sports massages for athletes and, man oh man, she really worked out a bunch of knots. There were times where the deep tissue portion hurt but that is just part of the process. I think with the addition of massages to my schedule I can expect to see better and faster ITBS recovery (and help keep away future injuries as well)!

By the way, if you are participating in the 2015 WDW Marathon, Goofy Challenge, or Dopey Challenge in January, Jeff Galloway’s training plans start July 1st! Here are links to the plans:

WDW Marathon Training Plan for Beginner Runners
WDW Marathon Training Plan for Time Improvement
WDW Marathon Training Plan to Finish in Upright Position

Goofy Challenge Training Plan

Dopey Challenge Training Plan

I will be starting my training about a month late due to my injury, but I don’t mind since it is a 29 week program, and my ideal full marathon training plan is 18 weeks. That still gives me a very good amount of time to get my training done safely.

In other exciting news, the first round of registration for the 2015 Big Sur International Marathon opens in a couple weeks! I will be ready to register as soon as it opens!

I cannot wait to run this amazingly beautiful course!

My Workouts The Past Two Weeks:

Monday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound & laser therapy, stretching & strength training, use of The Stick, 10 minute elliptical, Ice
Tuesday: Travel Day to Dallas/Stretches
Wednesday: Set-Up day for Bondi Band show in Dallas/Stretches
Thursday: Worked show/Foam rolling/Stretches
Friday: Worked show/Foam rolling
Saturday: Worked show/Stretches
Sunday: Worked show/Foam rolling/stretches

Monday: Travel Day to Houston/Stretches
Tuesday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound & laser therapy, use of The Stick, strength training, stretches, 10 minute elliptical, ice
Wednesday: Yoga + 20 min Cycling (5.1 miles) on Level 4 Cardio, Stretches, Strength Training, Ice
Thursday: Physical Therapy – Ultrasound therapy, massage, use of The Stick, KT Tape application, stretches, foam rolling, 10 minute elliptical, Ice
Friday: Yoga + 20 min Cycling (5.1 miles) on Level 4 Cardio, Stretches, Strength Training, Ice
Saturday: Foam rolling & stretching
Sunday: Sports massage, stretching & strength exercises, Ice

Monday Motivation! 

QOTD:  Have you ever had a sports massage?

34 comments

  1. I love taking our dogs to the beach and your girls look like they had fun!
    Thank you so much for the training plans. That was on my list of things to look for today. I am a bit worried now because the Goofy plan says it is for experienced runners who have ran at least one full marathon. Although I do not consider myself a beginner runner, I do wonder if I should have ran a full before signing up for Goofy. Did I make a mistake?
    I also saw the training plans for finishing up right and for beginners and I noticed that it does not use the 10 percent rule. Going from 4 miles to 9 miles the next week is quite a jump. Of course I have done this before since I have completed a half, but since I am slowly getting back into building my mileage after my injury, I worry that it might be too much too soon. or maybe I'm just being a baby about it...haha.
    Good luck with the Big Sur registration. I'm seriously thinking NOT doing that this year. ( iknow, after all the sadness I went through this past year of not being able to run it...lol) I think WDW marathon will probably fulfill me for a while. Nice recap! ~M

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    1. Of course I mean NEXT year for Big Sur.

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    2. Aw I wish you were doing Big Sur next year! It would be so fun to be at a race together!

      As for the Dopey training, I am totally with you on the jumps. I don't feel safe doing that exact plan and since I'm starting a month late anyway, I will most definitely be tweaking it to make it better suited for me! I actually really should start working on that... with all the concentration on my ITBS I haven't thought much about my actual training plan for Dopey lol

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  2. That's one exhausted pup, and I recognize that Germany jersey.

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    1. Yup they were exhausted for the whole weekend after that lol. Robert has tons of soccer jerseys!

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  3. With your experience I think a month's delay will be fine. That looks like a gorgeous breakfast as a last hurrah before the training diet starts!

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    1. It was a delicious pre training diet meal!

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  4. What a fun past few weeks! Very cute and happy little dogs:)
    How exciting Big Sur is an amazing race, I absolutely loved that one, it's one of my all time favorites!

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    1. I am so looking forward to the race. I used to live in Monterey, CA and have been wanting to go back to visit for a while!

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  5. I would pass out running across that bridge.....
    Look at your babies on the beach!!! So cute! My step daughter used to live in Galveston so we were on that beach many times :)

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    1. Lol you crack me up! You could totally run across that bridge! :0)

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  6. That french toast looks amazing!! For someone who doesn't like breakfast food, I would eat that right up!
    I love that your dog's name is Leilani - such a beautiful name!

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  7. Awww, your pups are adorable and my mouth was watering from that french toast!! I'm so glad the sports massage helped and I am keeping my fingers crossed you feel 100% better soon! I am really excited for you at Big Sur, I have heard its incredible!!

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    1. Thanks Sara! I'm going back for a second massage session in a couple weeks. Definitely looking forward to it helping with the recovery!

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  8. I can't believe Dopey training is starting already! The puppies looked like they had fun at the beach, watching dogs at the beach is always entertaining for some reason!

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    1. It was so fun watching them experience the beach!

      I know I can't believe it is July already... this year is flying by!

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  9. Much like the foam roller, I have a love/hate relationship with sports massage. It hurts when they get into the knots, but then I feel soooo much better! Big Sur looks like such a great race! And oh, my, that French Toast is amazing! Yum!

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    1. Love/hate is the perfect way to describe it! I love how loose my muscles feel after even though there is soreness as well.

      I can't wait for Big Sur!

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  10. Wow that French Toast looks and sounds heavenly! Big Sur looks gorgeous, I need to add it to my bucket list!

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    1. It was quite heavenly :0) You should join me for Big Sur next year!

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  11. That french toast looks delicious! Texans really know how to do bunch well- can't wait! :) The pups are so cute. Glad they had fun at the beach. So exciting for Bur Sur next year! Will Robert be running, too? The views look so amazing! I've never had a sports massage, but one of the ladies I ran my relay with is a sports massage therapist. Definitely handy to have her there! :)

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    1. We sure do!! :0) We'll have to do brunch when you move down here!

      I don't think Robert will be doing Big Sur as well, but he'll definitely be there to cheer me on, and we'll probably stay a few days after so we can enjoy CA!

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  12. Oh, the famous puppy crash after lots of fun and exercise.... they are so cute when they are pooped out. And it looks like your babies did. So exciting to read about all of your race plans, especially the Big Sur ALTHOUGH I would be too afraid to run that bridge. I am afraid of heights...lol.

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    1. They were so tired, and they are definitely adorable when they crash like that!

      Running on that bridge may be hard since you are afraid of heights, but hey, nothing like running a gorgeous scenery marathon to get over that fear! :0)

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  13. I loved running the Big Sur Marathon! Be sure to train on downhills for the race.

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    1. Will do, thanks for the info! Don't need a repeat of my last downhill race lol

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  14. I know I already commented on this post but I just came over to visit to see if you had CAPTCHA turned on so I could reply back to you...lol And Yes, It looks like you do have it!

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  15. What a fun trip to the beach! I have had sports massages but only when recovering from injuries. I'd like to try one when I wasn't injured sometime. Hope you recover quickly!

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  16. Big Sur looks gorgeous! As does that French toast. Me wants it!

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    1. I am SO excited for Big Sur! And the French Toast was so delicious... if you have a Black Walnut Cafe near you, I highly recommend you go try it!

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