Progression run and playing at the park


Wednesday- 5 mile progression run + abs

I’m pretty sore from yesterdays arm workout(which included lunges and squats) so I started out slow. I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that this girl did an awesome progression run. I was inspired and decided to push myself and do a progression run as well. Here’s how it went:

1st mile-10 min mile

2nd mile- 9: 52

3rd mile- 9:30

3.5 mile- 9:05

4th mile-8:57

4.5 mile- 8:34

5th mile- 8:20

J saw how bad I was sweating, had sympathy on me and decided to take his shirt off. Thanks.


I knocked out my run nice and early so the rest of the day was spent grocery shopping and playing outside with friends.

J loves the slides and was in heaven eating lunch and playing at the park.


photo(551)Running down the hill with a face of pure joy haha

Before we left for the grocery store J fell on the corner of our bed splitting the skin right above his left eye. I think this is his first real boo boo accident that involved blood. So sad:( but he doesn’t seem to mind.


We had nothing on the agenda last night when the hubs got off work, so what do we do? Go to Gordmans of course! It’s like a huge Ross, TJ Maxx(but not as nice of clothes), and Thai Pan all in one. We found some couch pillows and a flower pot. Top priorities, obviously;)


Can you believe it’s already Thursday? I hope everyone has had a great week so far.

When was the last time you did a progression run?

Are you taking the running streak challenge? Run at least 1 mile a day from Memorial Day to Independence day. You can find out more here. (I am, minus Sundays, they are always my rest day).

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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28 Responses to Progression run and playing at the park

  1. I’m not participating in that challenge, unfortunately :(. Final exams will do that to your life

  2. I’m taking the challenge! Four days in and feeling good πŸ™‚

  3. Erin says:

    Love those pics of J at the park!! And I about died when Levi got a little bloody lip a while back from falling. I cried more than him haha

  4. I missed a run on Memorial Day because I was traveling, but I think I need to do this because my running has been slacking lately and I need to get my act together! So sorry about J’s eye! At least he doesn’t have a black eye or need stitches!

  5. Gordmans sounds like such a fun time! I’ve never been. I’m pretty sure we don’t have any around my neck of the woods. Glad you got some good finds though. Also, poor J 😦 Hope he heals up fast! It’s great that kids are so resilient though and can just get right back up and going after bumps and falls.

  6. megbek says:

    What an awesome run you had! I always love when I can get faster by the mile – though I rarely accomplish that. πŸ™‚ Also, I am inspired to start running in the mornings so I too can have the whole day to just do what I want. πŸ™‚ How sweet of J to help you out when you’re all sweaty! How old is he? He’s so freaking adorable.

  7. jumpeatrun says:

    I’m not taking the running challenge because I can’t run everyday (my body doesn’t like it!), but I definitely think it’s a cool idea πŸ™‚

  8. I didn’t even know about that challenge, but since I ran yesterday, I’m only 3 days behind…I think I can catch that up. Congrats on the progression…That’s intense!

  9. jeksca says:

    I am doing the running streak. I will probably only make it through July 2 since I have a 6am flight on July 3. That’ll still be my longest streak ever.

  10. freudenberg4 says:

    I did a progressive this morning! I am not doing the streak, running everyday can just kill my knees!

  11. Progression runs (or negative split runs as I like to call them) are great esp when you start to train for a full marathon! Starting out slow is so important (and HARD!)

  12. I have never tries a “progression” run…but have been reading lots on them lately – so I think next week I might just have to try one!

  13. UM, the fact that you linked to me makes me do a happy dance! Probably we should be best friends and running buddies. (I’ll move to Utah because Texas is way too hot πŸ™‚

    Progression runs are my favorite because I feel like I can see my progress and it gives me time to get warmed up, but still end a run feeling relatively speedy and challenged!

    I wish I could do the Runners World challenge, but honestly I’ve figured out my body works best on about 4 run days a week. More than that I start to neglect other exercises and start having shin splint issues 😦 You and everyone else doing it absolutely rock though!

    • Um, I would move to TX I love it down south! My brothers both live there so if I ever go visit we need to meet up! Thanks for inspiring me with your speedy workout!

      You can still do the challenge just adapt to something that you can do without injuring yourself. Your smart to know your body!

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