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FEBRUARY FLOUNCE Quest for February πŸ˜„ Week 3 - Let's Flounce!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hey Flouncers!!!

I had a couple of requests for a new Flounce-y thread, so ever eager to please - here it is! πŸ˜„

Apologies to everyone who followed ('Saved') the last post, but I will put links on it to direct you here. Interested to know what you all thought about my little experiment 😊😊😊

AAAAAAND how have you all been getting along with your Flounces (Quests)???? Tell us all about it ❀️

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.

Some popular goals are:

β˜… To run three times a week

β˜… To slowly increase distance

β˜… To train for a specific race

β˜… 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 continue having some February fun!!!

roseabi xx

February 17th, 2020

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THE FLOUNCERS:

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

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

Beany123 is going to run 3 times a week, building up to a 7K-er by the end of Feb - and will also do some cross training!

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!

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

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

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

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

Escargot will be joining the Plankety Plankathon!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

kpks will run 3 times a week!

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

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.

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

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

Myfi will be running 3 times a week!

Nannyto2 is running 3 x 5K a week, rebuilding distance and stamina following a hamstring tear - glad you're back running, Nt2!!

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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 ….

WillowandSola aim to get theirfitness back after the flu.

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Myfi
MyfiGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Hi Roseabi. Well I’m now going to run every other day instead of just 3 times a week. Here’s hoping I can do it! Back out tomorrow morning wish me luck please! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Myfi

Good luck - you can do it!

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Thank you!πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸƒβ€β™€οΈx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate10

So far so good. Despite the best (or is that worst) efforts of Ciara and Dennis, I got out three times last week and am still injury free. I can't really ask for much more than that really, I guess.

This week, simply aiming for more of the same.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to sTrongFuse

Excellent!

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Loving those hills. Did flatish run today and missed them πŸ˜₯ still running every other day - 7 runs per fortnight and well on the way to my 500miles in 2020 target. Now if little baby bump would like to get a wiggle on that would be great 🀣🀣 happy running everyone

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Grannyhugs

Fingers crossed it won't be long now Grannytobe🀞maybe now the Pest from the West is leaving it will be safer!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Best wishes and good luck😘xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Grannyhugs

Well done, and hurry up, grandchild!! xxx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the new post Abi, I definitely need to keep focus and am counting down weeks as I wait patiently on the IC.

Tomorrow I am seeing my physio again. It has been four weeks since my last appointment. Four long weeks....but I know that tiny improvement has happened even if not quite there yet. I have been keeping up daily S and F in the form of short Pilates or Yoga sessions and doing the strength exercises my Physio gave me every other day as she instructed.

I am looking forward to tomorrow's appointment and will wear my full kit in case she pops me on the treadmill😁

I first saw her in early January, and she promised to get me back running, better than ever in three months....so I am trusting her that in a few weeks time all will be well!

I feel much stronger in my legs (glute work) and more toned in my middle (core work)

The foot is still an issue, I can do a little more but it still complains. Still not able to walk for long before I start to limp.

I will let you know what happens at my appointment tomorrow🀞

Thank you for listening and Happy Questing 😊xxx

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Good luck tomorrow- I'm impressed with your s &f work. Maybe that will be in my March quest

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻 for tomorrow πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

No worries! Well done, and all the best for your appointment tomorrow!!! xxx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

You’re doing a fantastic job of staying positive, BBR. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌ It’s not easy. Must help that you see S&F results. That spurs the rest of us on! πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦΅πŸ½πŸ‘

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Keeping going. Still on the easy Planketty Plank. And have made it to 9k, in spite of the torrents. Onward! 😊

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Granspeed

and upwards!😊xxx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Planketty-Plank πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ˜„

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Hi roseabi , I didn’t put my name on the list but I quietly questing...my plan is to improve my 10k run, whether it’s speed or just endurance I am working on it with 3 runs a week 😊 xx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

'quietly questing'πŸ˜πŸ˜€...xxx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

🀫

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Haha...yes, I liked that too!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mummycav

*whispers* well done, mc xxx

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

So far pretty good, I'm taking one day off running in 7, I can live with that. Only doing 10 min treadmill most days but I'm sure it's helping. Doing all my daily exercises plus the planks and pushing more too. So far really quite chuffed with myself for keeping it all up.

Feet are not worse, and I'm hoping with all the daily strengthening and balance work I'm doing, are getting stronger. 🀞🏻😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Sounds awesome - well done!!!!

So far so good, despite the efforts of the weather. Just hoping to keep running outdoors and away from the dreaded treadmillπŸƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Archerygoddess

Good stuff!!!

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

My quest has been a bit of a flop lately - between being on call, prepping for a trip away and now being away on a snowmobile trip. We head home tomorrow and hope to get back on track! I'm sure I've eaten my weight in calories and riding my sled doesn't burn many I'm sure but enjoying the great outdoors in some beautiful scenery does the mind and body good!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Nice to hear you have had a great break Allie😊xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Sounds gorgeous! Running will wait xxx

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Sounds like you needed that little break Saskie. You'll be back to it before long. The runs are always waiting :)

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

And we have πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to WillowandSola

Woohoo!!!!!! Awesome 😊😊😊

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

I have been getting out for probably two 5kms per week and I've been doing my strength exercises. I saw my physio today so we have a plan ! She wants to push me and load my knee. Argh! So I have new strength exercises - lunges with weights and a strange "legs on a chair" one. And she wants me upping my long run by .5km per week. I am relieved that there is nothing major wrong with my knee and that I can run through knee pain. (Don't try this at home folks :) )

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

A plan! Good luck with this new initative Paula🀞I hope you find things improving very soon. xxx

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks bluebird, I’m throwing in the towel if this doesn’t work ! Good luck at your physio appointment xx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Love a plan - even one that sounds painful, as long as it’s from an expert! My friend who had a knee replacement said the exercises were very <ouch, ow, no way!> and the physio said, β€œYep. That’s how it is with knees,” 😟 You will be SO strong!! πŸ‘πŸΌ

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Granspeed

She also runs my Pilates class. She said during the class β€œI want you to ...” and I replied β€œI don’t care what you want, I can’t do it !” Seriously, she is very gentle but I possibly need a push now and then πŸ˜–

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€£ We all need an occasional shove, I reckon.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to paulanoo

Sounds like a fab physio! All the best for your new exercises and extra running xxx

So yoga and plankathon all going well

.. in fact I've been doing more of those seen aa running has been limited. Tonight I managed to get out for my first run in 9 days, I'm hoping on Wednesday to complete week 1 of the magic plan... and then onwards and upwards!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mum22boys

Fabulous!!! ❀️

kpks
kpksGraduate10

Did my 3 runs last week, but the Last run was Hilly (weekend getaway). I walked most of the way. No gains in pace but 12.5k on touch terrain is a first for me! 99.7% of my runs are on flat lands, no hills nearby.

This week is going to be hard, wheezing since I returned.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to kpks

Well done!! Take it easy, a few days off running may be good for you xxx

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Hiya Roseabi My 10k race completed, which was fab, plankathon is going well and I’m still maintaining 3 runs a week. Have had 2 days off running since my race, but tomorrow is intervals day.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to lexi6

That's awesome - well done!!!

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Hi Abi

I think the number of responses to this thread, compared to the number who put updates on the original thread, makes it clear that weekly threads work better for this sort of game, perhaps only because people have got used to that method. Also, a single thread would get hugely long, and I'm not aware (?) of any quick way to get to the bottom. But I can see why you thought it might be a good idea, and it was worth a try.

Apart from everyone's inbuilt resistance to change, I also don't think the way the website works helped the experiment - other sites I use bump a thread to the top of the list whenever someone adds a post, with a link to take you the oldest post in the thread which you haven't seen. If HU did that, your idea would maybe be in with a chance. I did wonder about saving the thread and receiving e-mail notifications of new posts, but that would just flood the e-mail inbox.

On the Questing front, I've just been clobbered with my second cold of the year :-( , so with my annual ski-trip only six days away now :-) and 3 dreadmill Ks @ 13 kph achieved on Sunday, I won't be chasing any more marginal gains until the middle of March - with targets to be specified in the March thread in due course!

Thanks for running the Quest this month. Onwards and achoo......

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UtS, that's really helpful! I agree that the threads become unwieldy, which is why I decided to go back to weekly posts.

It is possible to reverse the order of comments to get newest first by selecting 'newest' at the top of the comments. Personally, though, I'd like to see some sort of marker on all comments and replies that are new since the last time I visited the thread.

You can also see all posts in order of most recently commented on by going to the 'Posts' page and selecting 'Recently active': healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

However both of these solutions do require extra clicks - where forum websites just do it automatically, as you say. Ho hum!

HU are pretty good at looking at our suggestions for change, but of course it can take them a long time to implement them 😊

Achoo indeed! 😟 I sympathise deeply, I can feel something virus-y lurking in my joints as I type. I hope you feel better in time for your ski trip!!!! xxx

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Thanks …. and for uncorrecting the autocorrect which keeps turning me into a parcel delivery service :-)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

That wasn't autocorrect, that was totally my bad spelling πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to UpTheStanley

I hope that cold clears up before your ski-trip UTS. 😘

Have a great time and take care! xx

So pleased I have seen this Abi.😳Thanks.

February Floucer turned February Flounderer.πŸ™ˆEven a leap year is not going to help me with my salvage plan.πŸ™ˆ

Hey ho see what I can tick off.Mad as a March hare is something for me to look forward to also.πŸ€ͺ

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

❀️ C'mon Bae!!! xxx

My Quest is to run 3 x5k per week. I'm rebuilding distance and stamina after a hamstring tear that stopped me running for 3 months

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Nannyto2

Welcome! And all the best xxx

Nannyto2
Nannyto2
in reply to roseabi

Thank you for your encouragement, great to have such a great group of peoples support πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Hi roseabi, can I join? I want to be running 3 x a week and building up to 7k by the end of Feb. I also plan to fit in some cross training once a week!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beany123

Great plan - welcome!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beany123

What cross training are you going to do?

Beany123
Beany123
in reply to roseabi

Hi Roseabi. Was thinking either Jillian Michaels strength training DVD or my elliptical (on level 16-which is a good muscle workout). I won 4 free PT sessions at my running club Xmas do so I'm going to use those up too but my main priority at the moment is to be running 3 x a week.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beany123

Excellent!

Well, my update: on week 2 of plankety challenge (20 secs) - I find that really hard and very wobbly!! Running: I’ve done three 6ks this month which I’m so impressed with. Apart from last week when I only got out once (hubby working and couldn’t get free time), I’ve been sticking with 2 or 3 times a week.

I like the new thread - I think it is really nice of you to check in with everybody. Also, when I know I’m going to be asked it makes me more motivated!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Leosmit

Noted - and thank you so much!!

Great work too, keep it up! xxx

Leosmit
Leosmit
in reply to roseabi

Aw, thank you so much. Really is fantastic that you take the time to respond to and encourage folk that you don’t even know! Very much appreciated.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Leosmit

❀️

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

OK, so I didn't get far with the Plankety Plank because it was hurting my left knee - surprising because if I ever get any niggles running (downhill) it is usually my right one?

I hoped to do my February 10K yesterday but I found the run hard going - no pain but I was quite warm because I set off dressed for the biting wind but the sun came out. I also ended up walking a couple of hills. So I only managed 8.5k Towards the end I got some energy and felt that I could probably manage to record a total of 10, but it wouldn't count because of the walking.

When I got home Geoff said he felt his run was hard work and that he didn't think he was recovered from the extra hard work required at the very muddy parkrun on Saturday. So that made me feel better about my run as I couldn't work out why it seemed so tough.

I have only done one intervals run and no specific hill runs, although hills have featured in a couple of runs.

So that leaves me with one run tomorrow which I will probably take fairly easy although it needs to be 6k in order for me to reach my monthly target because I only manage 2 runs a week in Lanzarote, usually from the ice cream kiosk to the airport perimeter fence and back (beyond that is sandy boardwalk). So 5k each run.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

I think planking and running put stresses upon (and find weaknesses in) different parts of the leg, potentially affecting the knee area, but in different ways - and so perhaps in different knees.

Well done! Personally I would count a run as a run, even if I walked a little bit. If I record the same run without walking it is just a faster run! Each to their own, though, of course 😊😊😊 And some runs just are tougher, unfortunately xxx

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

Yes I would usually count a run even if I walked a bit. But it seemed like quite a big bit yesterday :)

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to RunaroundSue

Actually I have just looked at my run on Garmin. I should have carried on - it was 8.70, must have misread it. I could have managed the 1.30 by looping round the shops before I called in to buy my veg.

And, bizarrely, a folding chair from the charity shop! Which I then had to carry the half kilometre home, which is my usual cool down walk.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

Ah the veg and folding chair walk - a well-known CrossFit workout πŸ˜„

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to roseabi

That's right. I should make a video of it!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

Look forward to seeing that! πŸ˜„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

😊😊❀️

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to RunaroundSue

Well I have done my February 10k. I set off to do 6k, but it was going so well I managed to run further. Much easier than my Wednesday run/walk and just a shade less than 4 minutes slower.

I even included some sprints because I was listening to the Guardian Threshold podcast.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

Marvellous!!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

*update after physio appointment*

On checking my foot/toe strength, she has discovered that my left foot is weak too! In fact a little weaker now than my bad foot (right one) which is the one we were concentrating on.

She thinks this may be contributing to my right foot recovery, as it probably tends to take over from my left when tired ...I know, it's complicated isn't it?🀨

So new balance exercises and toe work on both feet to be incorporated.

I didn't get a look at the running machine, or even to strip off to my running kit!πŸ˜†

Back In two weeks time though...the day the snow is arriving in the South-East!

Hanging in there....I bought a new bit of equipment though....a balance disc😊xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Oh dear! Still, better to know about it so you can work on it - good luck with the exercises!

Keep us posted, esp. about that wobble disc 😊😊😊

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10

So.... Yoga with Adriene turns out to be a no-go. Mainly because I can't reliably stream in my yoga studio (aka bathroom), signal obviously bad in there (I had an app with my Ekhart Yoga subscription which allowed me to have 10 videos at a time downloaded onto my phone) And although she has a lovely voice and dog, it felt as though there was something a bit missing and a bit too much for me all at once so I wasn't motivated to find a work round). So... just continuing with my personal practice for now.

Getting back together with the C25K podcasts has been more successful... Week 1 completed anyway and Week 2 underway. All the storms have not helped me get out there as much as I'd like. I'm fine with rain, not so good with falling trees.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to GoogleMe

Ah well, each to their own!

Eek, keep safe!!! xxx

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