I run what I want, well this week anyway


Tuesday- 4 miles wearing PRO compression socks, slow recovery miles+ circuit arm workout

Please excuse the dirty mirror and over sized pajama shirt. perks to working out at home

Please excuse the dirty mirror and over sized pajama shirt. perks to working out at home

I decided this week I don’t want to worry about how fast I get the miles done. Sometimes I jump right back into hard workouts after a race, and I decided I want to be smart with recovery. This week I’m going to go whatever pace I feel like, and work really hard when it comes to weight training. Gotta get these arms and abs ready for summer=)

1. Get my house back in order from a week away playing=) Luckily, I have my trusty sidekick and we did a lot of cleaning. He seriously is such a great helper.



2. Work on family food storage in case of an emergency. I worked on getting the essentials this week, water, peanut butter, and spaghetti. All my family needs=)

3. Have a fun with my mom and family at my race.- It was so much fun. I feel so blessed to have been able to run the race and  have my mom and boys there cheering me on. I loved seeing my moms face when she saw me, she was so proud.

please don't judge my blinding white body, they haven't seen the light of day in awhile...

please don’t judge my blinding white body, they haven’t seen the light of day in awhile…

Goals 4/29-5/5

1. Don’t worry about the speed of my miles this week. Focus on weight training and running for fun.

2. Abs. I have really been neglecting doing ab workouts for about a year, but seriously. I need to get 3 solid ab workouts in.

3. Run outside 3 times this week. I have no more excuses, it’s getting nice out and I need to take advantage of it even if that means getting up early.

What area in workouts have you been neglecting?

What’s your favorite ab workout?

Anyone else get too fixed on the numbers when running?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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26 Responses to I run what I want, well this week anyway

  1. Runner Girl Eats says:

    I love planks and reverse crunches. I’ve been neglecting my upper body so this week I’m going to focus on arm and back strength training.

  2. I was neglecting a strength training workout for my legs, I was only running. I finally got one in Sunday morning and I am STILL sore this morning. Guess I should work on that more…

  3. Erin says:

    I need to get better with abs as well. I usually just do crunches but feel like I should do more

  4. Totally with you on the abs thing! I tried the NTC Abs and NTC Arms workouts this morning- tough stuff! I liked the ab one though, it’s nice to not do variations on crunches for 15 minutes.

  5. Ashley @ OurPersonalRecords says:

    You’re welcome to join Sarah and I in our monthly mindset…it will be fun!! Abs everyday this month!! We’re trying to find a means of actually being accountable for ab work! Appears Sarah already has her’s done for today!

  6. I need to increase the ab work and general weight training. Now that I was able to comfortably run, I need to increase my strength so I don’t get injured again!

  7. megbek says:

    I totally neglect my arms 100% of the time. It’s the only part of my body I ignore and it shows! I think you’re the last straw in blog world: I’m going to buy some Pro Compressions this weekend. EVERYONE is all about them after a race and I need to hop on board! 🙂 My favorite ab move is the Russian twist – with some weight. It’s the best! Workout wise, I just look stuff up on Pinterest!

  8. great goal. sometimes the best running weeks are those that have no goals or times in mind

  9. Good for you for taking it easy and enjoying those miles during this recovery week! I love running in my pro compression socks too!

  10. jumpeatrun says:

    I need to do a lot more abs and arms for summer too! yikes!
    Also, can you send J my way- my apartment really needs to be cleaned 😉

  11. I have been super slack in runs lately, but especially this week. But, in place of runs, I’ve upped my strength training…so that’s gotta count for something, right? I really love any Pilates abs workout. Super tough, but super effective!

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