Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Weekend Away

I just returned from a nice relaxing weekend in the twin cities with my sister. It was great to spend some time with her... even if we spent most of Saturday in lounging clothes. We did a little shopping, took the pup for a brisk walk in 30-something temps, played some guitar hero, and grabbed dinner at a Sports Bar that showed the Sioux/Wisconsin hockey game... unfortunately the Sioux didn't play so well that night.

This morning I took a big leap and hopped on her treadmill to test out the knee. I hadn't run since my painful 2 miler last Saturday and was a little leary. But, with all this strength training and almost a week of Jillian's 30-day Shred under my belt, I was ready to test it out.

I was able to run a glorious 3 miler with no pain what-so-ever!! I probably could have gone further, but didn't want to push my luck. I really focused on my running form, and where my feet were landing. Afterwards, I tested out Steph's 30-minute BOSU Ball workout....now that was fun and challenging! I still need to do day 7 of the Shred this evening...

...after the Tar Heel's beat Duke...

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The week ahead is going to be quite busy with conferences late into Tuesday and Thursday evening. Thankfully, we get compensated for it... getting Friday off.

Today's Workout:
Run - 3.28 miles
(pain free)
BOSU Ball - 30 min.

21 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

yay for a pain free run!

Jess said...

Gld you had a nice weekend and a pain-free run! Woo-hoo!

aron said...

yay that is GREAT news :)

Marlene said...

Glad you had a nice visit with your sister! Sounds like a great day.

And YAHOO for a pain-free run!

Colleen said...

That's so great tha tyou had a pain free run! YAY! Sounds like a great weekend with your sister!

Ms. Math said...

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend with sis! Great news on the pain-free run!

RunToFinish said...

love finally getting in pain free running..fingers crossed we both keep progressing.

i've been dying to try a bosu workout, i have awful balance

Laurel said...

Ooh, glad you had a pain-free run! And a good time with your sister. I love those days, hanging out in loungy-clothes. They're the best.

kelsalynn said...

YAY!! I'm so happy that you're knee was better tonight- it's because you're doing ALL THE RIGHT THINGS!

akshaye said...

Glad the run went well and very smart to not push it! Have a great week.

Blyfinn said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are pain free. I'm hoping to join you in a few weeks. I guess I will stick to the pool for now.

Badgergirl said...

Yay for the pain-free run! And the Sioux and the Badgers split this weekend, so we're both happy campers. :)

Carolina John said...

sounds like a great trip! it's good to hang with the fam sometimes. i'm headed to my brother's this weekend.

Wes said...

um... Yay! :-)

My Life & Running said...

Makes me smile to hear no-pain. Woohoo for you!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Great job with the pain-free run! I'm glad to hear it went so well.

D10 said...

I was so glad UNC won! It must have been great to have no knee pain!! Smart move to keep things nice and easy.

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhh time with sisters is always good :-)

I'm glad you had some pain free running!

Michelle said...

WONDERFUL!!!

Pain free runs are where its at TW!!!

Runner Leana said...

Alright!! Congrats on the pain free run!!

Jess said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend with the sis! And you were able to run pain free!! Whoooo hooo!