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FEBRUARY FLOUNCE Quest for February 😄 Come and join in the fun!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

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Hey everybody!!!

Mucho thank yous to our dear Floss for her magnificent January Jounce!!!

Our friend Mr UpTheStanley suggested that we continue our Quest for the Jounce with a FEBRUARY FLOUNCE, and there is no way I can possibly resist a bit of flouncing so... Let's Flounce!!!!

What is the Quest?

The aim of the Quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

The Quest takes one calendar month. You can join at any point during that time.

Most popular goals are:

★ To run three times a week

★ To slowly increase distance

★ To train for a specific race

★ To add Stretch and Strength exercises to your weekly routine

This is a personal challenge, so it's completely up to you! If you want to join, all you have to do is COMMENT BELOW with something like:

I would like to join the Quest, or, count me in! I want to ..............

I'm going to put everyone's Quests right in this post, so we can inspire each other!

And I'll be back here every week to check in - hope you will all do the same!

I suggest you hit the 'Save post' button below, so you'll get Flouncy email updates 😊😊😊

Let's have some February fun!!!

roseabi xx

February 1st, 2020

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THE FLOUNCERS:

roseabi will be getting her strength on with the Plankety Plankathon healthunlocked.com/strength... a weight workout, and a yoga workout each week

Grannytobe will keep tackling new hills, routes and distances while waiting for babytobe to decide to make an appearance!

Buddy34 plans to continue to run 3 times per week, do 2 10ks per month and parkrun every second Saturday.

ju-ju- wants to get on with upper body and pull up training, and get a new job!

Shake-and-run would like to get back up to being able to run 5k and complete a park run as a return to running after illness.

RunaroundSue wants to Plankety Plank, do intervals and hill work, a 10K run, and 4 runs with the club Lanza Road Runners - plus some lovely Lanzarote walks!

Tbae's plan is to get from 11k to 20k by end of Feb.Some 80k-100k for the month and getting his trotting time from 1hr 50mins to 3hr 20mins.

UpTheStanley wants to do: a total of 3k on the treadmill at 13 kph, 7k in 35 min, Also aims to do a hilly muddy parkrun. And fit in a gentle-ish 10k somewhere. And go ski-ing 
.

Oldgirlruns plans to try and run 3 times a week, ju-ju’s magic plan and some plankety planking.

Dowat wants to plankety plank and also to be careful with running by not doing too much too soon again!

Dexy5 is thinking of a challenging parkrun, and an 8K.

WillowandSola aim to get theirfitness back after the flu.

Oldfloss plans to carry on with HM training steadily, and enjoy each run - plus the Plankathon!

SaskAlliecat has set out a 3 runs a week schedule, with two cross-training days - and the Plankathon!

Bluebirdrunner will keep going with the daily strength and Flex routine by doing something every day either Pilates or Yoga or a Workout plus physio. Also plans to eat well and carry on with Dry January!

GoGo_JoJo is going to be carrying on with 40 squats/50 crunches a day, plus the plankathon, and attempt some form of run every day, even if its only 10 mins on the treadmill.

Mum22boys will be starting the Magic Plan and joining the Plankathon, and carrying on with the 30 days of yoga.

Granspeed is going to try and get solidly and comfortably back up to 10K, and is joining the Plankathon!

DebJogsOn is aiming to run at least 20k a week and to keep up with an intervals programme to help increase 5K speed.

lexi6 is to continue three runs a week until their 10k race in 2 weeks and then get serious about some hills and intervals, and the plankathon.

Myfi will be running 3 times a week!

HoagyM plans to do the Plankathon and run at least 20 km a week.

Khobarrunner wants to complete their first 10K race on 14th Feb and to run 10 miles (16km) by end of Feb.

Runnf will take one week off running and then to run 3 times a week after that, and meditate every day.

Paulanoo is going to be patient and not despair! You've got this, Paula! xx

motherduckling will complete 10K Magic Plan, run three times a week, and get a sub-35 minute 5k!

GoogleMe is going to revisit the C25K podcasts and give Yoga with Adriene a try.

Escargot will be joining the Plankety Plankathon!

sTrongFuse is going to try and not get injured, while getting out 3 times a week.

kpks will run 3 times a week!

Annieapple will try to run in the Miami heat & humidity, and take up the Strength & Flex challenge!

Leosmit will be Plankety Planking and doing 2 or 3 5k runs every week this month.

Archerygoddess plans to run 40k in February, and follow the Plankety Plankathon!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Mentioned in this post: Oldfloss and UpTheStanley xxx

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Thank you roseabi I pledge to keep tackling new hills, routes and distances while waiting for babytobe to decide to make an appearance - any time now little one, we are ready and eagerly waiting to show off how fit we all got while waiting 🥰😂😂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Grannyhugs

How exciting!!! xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Grannyhugs

How's it going so far?

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Still waiting although practice contractions started. Could be a while yet, let’s let the storms pass 😀 hills are going well

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Grannyhugs

All the best xxx

Do you have a lot of hills where you are?

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Stay at the top of a hill looking out over lots of real hills, bliss. Can now up the hill to the house. In April we leave here and in June move to total flatness so need to make the most of the hills while they are on the doorstep

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Grannyhugs

Oh gosh - major changes!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Count me in roseabi, I quest to continue to run 3 times per week , do 2 10ks per month and parkrun every second saturday . 😊😊🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Buddy34

Sounds like a plan! 😊😊😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Buddy34

How's it going? Been tricky with all this wind, hasn't it!!!?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to roseabi

Hello roseabi, managing 3 times a week running did one of the 10ks and was out this morning . Rain , snow and wind but you know the run felt great think I was concentrating on the large snowflakes 😊😊❄❄

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Buddy34

Wow, snow too! Awesome, well done xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

I love love love ABBA.... for me, I need to get on with upper body and pull up training as I’ve been lapse. I also need to get a new job ( can I put that?)!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to ju-ju-

Sure you can! A quest is a quest! 💪🏻👍🏻😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ju-ju-

When I saw the word 'Flounce' I thought of ABBA immediately 😍

Of course! We will be rooting for you xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ju-ju-

I have lapsed with my pull-ups as well - quite annoyed with myself 😄

I want to join the quest. My aim for this month is to get back up to being able to run 5k and complete a park run as I return to running after illness.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Shake-and-run

Glad you're feeling better, and welcome!

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

As I was running down the slope of my parkrun this morning I was just wondering what this months challenge would be. Funnily enough, the word that came to mind was Flounce.

So yes, count me in. I have tentatively signed up for Plankety Plank.

I also want to work on Intervals and hill work using the Guardian podcasts and if I can fit it in, my monthly 10K run.

But best of all, 4 runs with my club Lanza Road Runners.

Two weeks in Lanzarote means that I will miss 2 parkruns and my total monthly running distance will be down, but I will make up for that with some lovely walks.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

Yay - let's Flounce!

Hi Abi,

Yes I need some Flounce.Bucket loads.🙈🀔

My plan is to get from 11k to 20k by end of Feb.Some 80k-100k for the month and getting my trotting time from 1hr 50mins to 3hr 20mins.

Enjoy and get home safe.

🏃‍♀🏃‍♂⭐⭐👏👏💥💥

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Awesome!

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Hello Abi

Deeply honoured by the credit for flouncing :-)

I'm back on marginal gains, so:

1. A total of 3k on the treadmill at 13 kph (4'36"/k pace) as part of a sub-25 5k run. Hopefully in one hit but maybe 2 x 1.5k with a bit of recovery in between. Up from 2.5k in Jan;

2. 7k in 35 mins, hopefully outside but maybe as a 2k extension to the treadmill run. Up from 6k in 30 (on the treadmill) in Jan.

Also aiming to do a hilly muddy parkrun (Queen Elizabeth Country Park) on 15th Feb, as a change from Southsea prom. And fit in a gentle-ish 10k somewhere. And go ski-ing 
.

Onwards and upwards!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Go you!!

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns60minGraduate

Count me for some questing please Roseabi! The plan is to try and run 3 times a week. Oh and I’m signed up for ju-ju’s magic plan and some plankety planking. I’m exhausting myself just thinking about it!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldgirlruns

You can do it!!!

Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Yes please roseabi I’d like to sign up! Quest to do Plankety plank and also questing to be careful with my running by not doing too much too soon again!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dowat

Very wise xxx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I’m not sure I’ll be running in knickerbockers and platforms Roseabi, but I’ll flounce as best I can.

I am now starting to recover from the lurgy so my main target is to try out my trails and a few country slopes before a parkrun meet up on 15 Feb at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which is going to be an amazing challenge for me. It will be weather dependent though as it gets so muddy. I would also like to get an 8k on the board . Skiing Hols in 3 weeks so I’ll fit in what I can, between all the other things I’ve crammed into the diary.

After skiing I will have more defined targets.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

That's a pity, but I understand! 😄

Go you!!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Thank you, this month we pledge to get our fitness back after the flu, started this morning with a short run and it was great to be out there again

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to WillowandSola

So good to know that you are out there and feeling stronger:) x

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Back to work Monday x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to WillowandSola

Glad you're feeling better xx

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hello ... I am here...

I intend to:

a} Keep on track with my HM training- steady build up now... ( no worrying about speed).

b} Take it steadily, despite time constraints.

c} Enjoy every single run I take.

Thanks for this... it gives me a base to touch and folk to inspire me...

Happy Flouncing everyone :)

PS'

Plus Ju's Plankathon!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Yay, great plan!!

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Count me in please! I had to bail on January’s jounce after my stress test showed high blood pressure and some cardiac changes. I wasn’t adjusting to my meds very well but my doctor has changed them and gave me the ok to start training for my June HM while we await my cardiac ultrasound. I have found a nice gentle 20 week couch to HM plan for my friend who is running the HM with me and has been on the IC for the last year. So my goals are to:

1) get back to a consistent 3 days a week running schedule, following this plan (albeit loosely - it is run/walk and when I run alone, I’ll likely just run it, unless my body says otherwise - then run/walk it is!)

2) 2 days a week cross training, as the plan shows. I have some great exercises I’ve been doing this month on a sister app to Runkeeper that I’ll likely carry on with.

3) I’ve joined ju-ju’s plankety plank challenge in strength and flex so I’ll be working on that too (depending on how involved it is, it may become one of my cross training activities).

Here’s hoping February is more forgiving than January! Let’s flounce away everyone!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

That is good news Allie. Your gentle training plan plus those regular cross training exercises that you are enjoying will keep you focused, without stressing or pushing yourself. It's great that your friend is introducing running back gently too, you are in this together!

I hope the further tests go well, and it sounds like you are feeling more like your usual self. Flouncing through February sounds perfect...good luck.😚xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Glad you're more settled now! xxx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi Abi,

Please may I tag along on the February Flounce😊

Still seeing my lovely (running rehab specialist) physio, and my next appointment isn't until the 18th Feb. I have a list of exercises to do every other day.

This month I will keep going with the daily strength and Flex routine by doing something every day either Pilates or Yoga or a Workout plus my physio.

I think (imagine😉) a tiny bit of toning is happening so will endeavour to eat well and limit my wine intake now dry January is over....

I can't join in with the plankety planks but I am doing side planks and getting better at them.

Good luck everyone😊let's flounce! xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Absolutely! Wouldn't be the same without you 😊😊😊

Good luck and have fun!!!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

🀔 well I'm going to... carry on with 40 squats/50 crunches a day that I've been doing for about 3 weeks, plus the plankathon... plus I want to do some form of run every day, even if its only 10 mins on the treadmill. Might be too much, but only one way to find out! 🀞🏻🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Sounds fabulous! All the best for your runs xxx

Hi Roseabi, can I flounce please 🀚

So.... I'm starting the magic plan this week, first run will be mid week, signed up for the plankathon, keeping up with the 30 days of yoga (just done day 14 tonight), I envisage completing this by the end of Feb. Following a fitting for new walking boots yesterday, I've been told my calves and hamstrings are very tight so need to incorporate some daily stretching for them. I really need to start doing some squats but that might have to wait a month... oh and I also really need to go and have gait analysis done but that might also need to wait until March!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mum22boys

Certainly! Excellent plan xx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

Oh yes, definitely on for Flouncing. 😄 I am questing to get solidly and comfortably back up to 10k after the rigours of December held me back at 5. And going to try to keep up with Plankety Plank if I can. 😳🀔

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Granspeed

Welcome! You can do it 😊😊😊

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate10

Hi - I definitely fancy a flounce 😂.

I'm aiming to run at least 20k a week (to keep up with my goal to run 1000k this year) and to keep up with an intervals programme to help increase my speed over 5k.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to DebJogsOn

Let's flounce!!! xxx

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Yes please, nothing like a good flounce I say! Quest is to continue my three runs a week until my 10k race in 2 weeks and then get serious about some hills and intervals. I’ve also joined the plankathon.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to lexi6

Especially in February!!

Good luck and have fun xx What race are you running?

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10
in reply to roseabi

Will do 🀞10k Round The Bays Wellington NZ first race virgin 😳

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

I’d like to join in the February Flounce if I may as it is the month hubby and I 👫 got married (36 years on Tuesday) and also it’s my birthday month!

So my quest is to still run 3x week but increase the miles hopefully!

This is going to start on Tuesday !

Have a great week all🀗🀗🏃‍♀x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Myfi

Double celebrations! Congratulations, and enjoy your runs xxx

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi! 🀗🀗x

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10

Yes please Abi :)

In Feb my quest will be to do the plankety plankathon to get some strength work in and run at least 20k a week (inside and out) as I get back up to fitness after 2-3 months off at the end of last year.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to HoagyM

Welcome! xxx

Khobarrunner
KhobarrunnerGraduate10

Hi Roseabi, I would like to join the Quest, I want to complete my first 10K race on 14th Feb and to run 10miles (16km) by end of Feb.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Khobarrunner

Fabulous! Which race are you doing?

Khobarrunner
KhobarrunnerGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

I’m doing the AlAreen 10K wildlife run in Bahrain.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Khobarrunner

Wow! Looking forward to hearing about that!!

Khobarrunner
KhobarrunnerGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

16.1km (10 miles) completed today. One of the hardest things I've ever done. Right, time to get my 10k race out of the way and start thinking about half marathon.!! I'm nuts!!

Khobarrunner
KhobarrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Khobarrunner

I’ve done it. 10K race competed today. I was running through the wildlife park with ostriches, emu’s and oryx along side me. Very strange feeling but so pleased to have finished my first official 10K race.

hello! My quest is to take one week off running and then to run 3 times a week after that, and to meditate every day.

I'm not looking forward to a week off, but I have been low on energy after a stressful Jan, so doing what I can to rest & recharge. Then back to the magic 10k plan.

Happy flouncing, friends. Looking forward to a March March 😂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runnf

Happy flouncing!!! xxx

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Hello all, I’ve been floundering not flouncing. I’ve had a tight, painful knee since overtraining in September. And then not healing properly. I’ve been going to the physio, doing my strength exercises, running less than 7 km. But it’s such slow progress. So my plan is to be patient and not despair. No flouncing off from the plan in a huff !

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to paulanoo

All the best - keep us posted! xxx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

I know how you feel Paula, I'm right there with you...trying to look forward and not back....

We will come back stronger with glutes of steel! 😊😘xxx

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Oh I’m so tired of the IC Bluebird. I’m even wondering if my physio exercise are making my knee worse. I have to resist the temptation to throw caution to the wind and just run/limp a good distance. You seem much more patient than I am 😉🀗

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

For me, I have to walk before I can run Paula...and my foot says no to walking!

I think we just have to trust our physios, but I can understand you keep trying a run in the hope all will be well... maybe a complete break for two weeks and see if it helps?🀗😘xxx

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I may need to do that again bluebird I.e. take a break for two weeks. I hate the thought of it 🙄😉

motherduckling
motherducklingGraduate10

Ok I'm in! I should be scheduled to complete my 10K run of the magic plan on the 28th Feb so that is my number 1 goal. To keep up with that I will need to be running 3 times per week, so that can be a goal too.

And I also want to get a sub 35 minute 5K - I am only 28 seconds off so I think it should be possible in the next few weeks!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to motherduckling

You can do it!!!

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10

As per my Couch to 5K forum post, I am revisiting the Couch to 5K podcasts... and trying out Yoga with Adriene.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to GoogleMe

Lovely stuff!

Joining the Plankathon

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Escargot

Have fun!

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate10

I've got my local 10k wintoncastle.co.uk/activiti... coming up in the last weekend of March, and the Edinburgh Kilomathon (13.1k) kilomathon.com/ a week later at in the first weekend of April, so my quest for February is just to try and not get myself injured, while getting out 3 times a week (weather and workload permitting), covering a mix of distances.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to sTrongFuse

Exciting! How are you going to try and not get injured? xxx

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

I haven't quite worked out the details yet. Check back in with me nearer to the first event...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to sTrongFuse

Will do 😊😊😊

kpks
kpksGraduate10

I would like to join the Quest, to run 3 times a week. Done it twice so far this week and I am hoping consistent running will improve my pace

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to kpks

Awesome!

Will try to run in Miami heat & humidity even if only short runs.

Take up the S & F challenge laid down by our wonderful Old Floss

Thanks Roseabi Count me in!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Annieapple

Fabulous! xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I managed to get one yoga and one strength circuits in by the skin of my teeth last week. I admit I'm a bit behind on the Plankathon though 😊😊😊

So Feb flounce - I’ve joined plankathon 60 second challenge (have done first 10 second plank - sore the rest of the evening and all next day after it!!😳😳).

Also, graduated C25K early Jan: pledge to keep up with 2 or 3 5k runs every week throughout Feb.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Leosmit

Well done, planks are such hard work!!!

Congrats on your graduation, runner - keep us posted xxx

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Hi Abi

I sort of knocked off my incremental targets for the month this morning - with Ciara making it treadmill or nothing, I did 7k on there in 34'50", with the bits from 1k to 2.5k and 3k to 4.5k at 13kph.

"Sort of" :-( because ideally the 3k at 13kph would be continuous and the 7k in 35 mins would be outside. So either or both might (or might not!) be revisited in the next couple of weeks.

And last week I did a running recce of the mountainous parkrun course that a bunch of us are taking on on Saturday, weather gods willing. Which went reasonably well 

. :-)

Onwards and upwards (and back down again, hopefully ;-) )

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Better than nowt! Well done. I just went for a little walk to look at the sea and the wind nearly took me off my feet! And it's cold!! I like the sound of that mountainous parkrun - look forward to the report 😊😊😊

Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Flouncing is underway....awful run on Saturday, shins were painful so now doing as quested and going steady, so won’t try another run until Wednesday. Plankety planked yesterday and today, was rather pleased I did it. Feeling encouraged with a new challenge ahead. And for last 4 days I’ve been good at doing some physio exercises which I’m hoping will help eliminate shin issues. 🀞🏻 . All in all feeling positive by taking an element of control and not blindly bashing on wrecklessly!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dowat

That's great! Really well done xxx

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Who can forget the little girl, Marion sashaying in to her Dad’s office while he was giving a live interview on BBC? Best flouncing EVER! 😂 but this week 3 runs ticked off, a new PB at parkrun last Saturday (flounce, flounce) and 40 second quality planks achieved (thanks for the video Ju_ju) this week. Race next Sunday so gently does it this week then them thar hills are a calling me. 🙂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to lexi6

Ha ha Marion 😍

Well done, Lexi, you're storming along!! Huge congrats for the pb xxx

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10
in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi x

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Well I'm onto the plankathon, all going well, still on 40 squats/50 crunches plus added some more stuff for every day.

Had to take Sunday off for the running though, feet were pretty tender and really didn't dare push it. Did 7 on the trot though, 1 day off and another run today so if I have to take 1 day off a week I'll be ok with that...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I think that's more than OK!! Awesome work xxx

The running part of my flouning has been hindered by the weather and a small cold, really hoping to get out tomorrow evening though to finish week 1 of the magic plan... 🀞

I've planked each of the last 4 days 👍 and done 4 yoga sessions in the last 3 days, to make up for the lack of running

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mum22boys

You can only do what you can, and resting when you feel unwell is very smart! Well done for the planking and yoga, wonderful!!!

Mum22boys
Mum22boys
in reply to roseabi

Run postponed until at least tomorrow evening 🙈 I have an irrational thought if I'm not able to run for a few days then I just won't go again! It's good to be accountable here 👍

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

I managed 2 runs outside last week and a HIIT strength training workout plus first day of plankathon. Short 1 run and one Xt activity but happy regardless. This week will be a bit of a bust with my call schedule and going on holidays but will fit in what I can. I'm just happy to be moving again and looking at a plan to try and keep me on track.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Great work xxx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi, 👋

I was waiting for a new Flounce post!

Still on the IC...I have done either a Pilates session or aYoga session and my physio every day of the Flounce.

I'm enjoying it and doing plenty of stretching too.

I feel like my body is getting stronger and maybe toning a little.💪

I did single foot heel raises without pain for the first time this week!

Not doing dry February, but keeping more control over my wine consumption 😉

Happy flouncing everyone.😊xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Sorry BB! xxx This is a bit of an experiment 😊😊😊

Sounds like you're doing really well there ❀❀❀

Happy flouncing!!!

Week 1, ooer I forgot I said I'd meditate & plank every day! I did manage on some days, but not every day. Better than nowt.

I took the week off running, as planned, and did find that my energy at work improved, so that was a success. I want to have enough energy to both work and run though, so I am reintroducing running now & hope to get back to pre-flu levels of bounce 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runnf

Good luck and keep us posted! xxx

A little belated, but count me in, too. My quest is to run 40k during February and, of course, participate in the plankathon. That pesky Ciara meant I had to do 4k on the treadmill the other day😟 so let's hope Dennis blows through quickly. HATE treadmill running!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Archerygoddess

Hi there! Yes, blow away Dennis 😊😊😊

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Denis blew away our plans for yesterday all right :-( , with Queen Elizabeth Country Park closed completely, although we'd already decided not to parkrun in the likely conditions. Dexy5, Oldgirlruns and I wimped out of doing Southsea prom too, although that one did go ahead. And Coddfish did heroically run it, which justified a post-parkrun breakfast for all the usual crew :-) 

. didn't it?

You say "No"? :-( 
. really? :-( :-(

OK then, penance on the dreadmill this morning - and this time a continuous 3k at 13 kph (4'36" per k) was achieved in the middle of a 24'45" 5k slog, so one monthly Quest target properly ticked off :-)

Onwards and upwards!

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10
in reply to UpTheStanley

It justified a breakfast. Of course it did.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Wow, well done Mr UTS!

I think that is a fully justifiable breakfast, excellent work.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Having completely omitted to report since the quest started, you could say my HU contributions have far exceeded my running.. put it down to recovery from the lurgy or the awful weather this month, but I just haven’t got in the groove. 2 out of 3 parkruns completed, 2 countryside (2.5k and 5k) runs to get used to my trails for the challenge parkrun which we had to abort, and a 5k run on the treadmill this morning. I ended up getting very hot and the sweat was pouring off me. So I’m nowhere near where I was this time last year. Ski holiday is a week away so I hope to come back in Magnificent March, or whatever you wish to call it, with new vigour.

It’s good to see everyone else doing so well .

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

You'll be back ❀❀❀

Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Flouncing I’m not! Not been running as shins bothersome again. 😕 Hoping to try something of a very short run this week 🀞🏻 . Have done wk 1 of planks and started wk 2 planks. So that’s a positive. Just desperately wanting to run 🏃‍♀.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dowat

Ouch! Well done for the resting and planking - you'll be back running soon!!! xxx

Week 2: I ran twice, meditated 3 times & planked one day. Not the lofty heights of my ambitions, but better than many other weeks. Can we have no storms next week please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runnf

Well done, and I agree - no more storms thank you very much! 😊😊😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

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