Training, March 13th-19th

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3-mile run

Wednesday: Butt & Legs at SWEAT

Thursday: Yoga in the morning and 3-mile run after work

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 4.4-mile run

Sunday: Yoga with the Pilsen Yoga Tribe and burlesque class

Total Miles: 10
Total Time: 6 hours





I got a comment on Instagram that I should “Fix that heel strike” in regards to the above photo. Am I overreacting if my initial reaction was “No one asked you, mansplainer.” As if I haven’t spent tons of money on physical therapy, including a video gait analysis, and I need some stranger on the internet to tell me how to run?



FitBit stats:

  • 91,301 total steps; 13,043 per day
  • 94 total floors; 13 per day
  • 41.73 total miles; 5.9 per day
  • 2,413 avg. daily calorie burn
  • 333 total active minutes; 47.6 per day
  • 7 hrs 32 min avg. restful sleep

Week Two of Soldier Field 10 training is done. I still haven’t registered, but I did register for the Shamrock Shuffle. I was all excited that Kelly and I could run it together again, but then discovered we’re in corrals C and F respectively. Darn!

Anyway, I’m trying to figure out a way to run 3x per week, do strength 2x and do yoga between each run. So … 6 workouts per week. But still, you know, have something of a social life. Hmmm. (Also, upcoming post that’s been hanging out in my drafts: Prioritizing my Priorities.)

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8 Comments on “Training, March 13th-19th”

  1. I would be annoyed if someone wrote that on my insta, too. Especially because the researchers are now saying (again) foot strike doesn’t really matter, as long as the way you run doesn’t hurt you.

    I just don’t get leaving negative comments on stuff like that, in general.

    1. I’ve heard the same thing. There has been so much focus on “proper running form” but I’ve heard the form that is natural for your body is your proper running form. When I got my video gait analysis from my PT, the focus was on increasing my cadence and continue to strengthen and stretch my hips and glutes. Nothing about heel striking.

      Also, I’m not going to just take advice from some random person on IG when I know nothing about your qualifications. Especially if that is the very first interaction we have.

  2. We have to talk about how you take your photos! I love the Tuesday run across the bridge photos– and they are clearly not selfies! Teach me!

    Keep up the good work and we’ll have to plan on a meet up at Shamrock Shuffle!

    1. I usually add a filter and sometimes other stuff like adjust the structure and add the vignette – just whatever seems to look good for that shot.

  3. What a wildly unnecessary and unhelpful comment to leave on your picture 🙁 In the sixish year that I’ve been running, I feel like the list of “ways you should run vs. ways you should not run” has changed eleventy billion times, which has only led me to conclude that no one knows the “best” way to run, and we should just run however works best for our bodies. Even so, I still wouldn’t comment that on someone’s picture, especially completely unsolicted *insert eyeroll emoji here*

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