Weekly Goals and Run Chat


Saturday- Dynamic stretching, 8 min abs, and a great all over workout from this girl.

I could only make it through 2 rounds of her workout she outlined in her post. It was killer, I’ll def be doing it again!

photo(8)I got this tank top from the Nike Outlet for only $10! I loved how loose it is and you can’t beat the price. I’ve also been wearing the PRO Compression sleeves. I have a pair of the marathon socks too. I like the socks, but I LOVE the sleeves. I love that I can wear them under clothes easier and with sandals. The socks sometimes made me feel claustrophobic but the sleeves are great! I think I need them in yellow too…I’m a bit obsessed.

photo(7) photo(6)Saturday we caught up on chores like our yard work(someone mowed our grass while we were gone, I have the best neighbors!), grocery shopping, and sleep. It was really nice to be back home. I also enjoyed one of my favorite breakfast, cereal and fresh fruit.

photo(5)That night we went to a local baseball game with my SIL Whitney and her family. It was so much fun to catch up with her, she didn’t make it to FL because she has a 3 month old. The cousins were happy to see each other too=)

Josh didn't want his pic taken so he made a face, jokes on him...

Josh didn’t want his pic taken so he made a face, jokes on him…

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Run Chat

I mentioned about a week ago I had some knee pain. After I experienced that, I went to girls camp for a week and didn’t run at all. When I got back I started running again and the pain came back. Then I went to FL this past week and only ran once and walked a lot the rest of the week. My pain came back and didn’t just happen when I was running. It throbs all day now.

I knew it was more serious when it started to hurt all of the time. I did some research online(I know, I know it’s not super reliable) but a couple of articles sounded exactly like what I was experiencing. . . IT band injury. I’m really upset, but what did I expect when I wasn’t doing much of anything but running for the last 2 years?

So, what does this mean?

  • I’m not running until I’m healed
  • Ā  more weight training
  • incorporating lower body workouts
  • core workouts
  • compression sleeves
  • massaging and foam rolling

I’m going to find a good sports medicine Dr and see if I can get an appointment just to make sure that’s what the injury is. I’m sad I have to take a break from running, but I know if I’m smart my body will heal, the body is a remarkable thing. When I get to run again, I now know what to do to not get injured again!

Last Week Goals

1. Eat cleaner- I ate as well as I could while away, tried a lot of tasty salads.

2. Run at least 4x this week- I ran once. . . injury =(

3. Less TV watching, more reading books- I didn’t watch much TV at all, but I didn’t read at all, unless reading the signs at Disney World counts ha

Weekly Goals

1. Do an ab workout everyday(trying to make it a habit for life)

2. No running, find other cardio options

3. Eat less processed food/smaller portion sizes(I’m used to eating a lot/whatever I want when I run everyday)

What are your goals this week?

Any advice for me? Anyone else experiencing an injury?

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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17 Responses to Weekly Goals and Run Chat

  1. Rachel says:

    I have had trouble with my ITBand before, it’s not fun but it can be manageable. Lots of strengthening of the muscles that support the knee, such as glutes, quads and hammies… And stretch like a rubber band! You sound like you are on to a good thing. I think ITB syndrome is something most runners will come across at some stage in their running adventures šŸ™‚
    Take care, you will be back running in no time x

  2. Yay for baseball and good neighbors, boo for knee pain. I thought mine was it band but the Dr gave me a different diagnosis. I’m glad you’re going to hold off on running, I think some strength training and cross training will help! Has your mileage increased lately? How old are your shoes? These are what usually triggers my knee pain.

    • Really? Oh man, then I really should go see a doc. My mileage hasn’t increased, it’s decreased and I just got new shoes a couple of months ago.
      I’ve actually been having pain for awhile now but I just kept running. I think it’s an overuse problem=(

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your IT band! It stinks to not be able to run but that is what is best for your body. Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

  4. Sorry to hear about your knee problems. No fun! I love your goals! I too set weekly goals and have been working really hard on holding myself accountable. So far doing good!

  5. jeksca says:

    When I had ITband issues it took a few weeks completely off of running. At the time I didn’t see a doctor and didn’t know what else to do so hopefully it won’t be as long for you. I now try to focus on stretching and strength work to keep everything aligned and balanced. Pretty much every injury I’ve had has to do with weak muscles or me not taking time to stretch them out every now and again.

  6. MegBek says:

    Rarw… I hate this for you… I had an IT band injury that popped up about 3 weeks before my first full marathon. I was incredibly discouraged and was considering not running it, but instead, I slowed down how much I was running and foam rolled like CRAZY. Also, there are IT band compression things you can (and should) buy to wear. I highly recommend this one:

    Try and find it cheaper if you can, but that thing got me through my marathon and I still wear it from time to time to help… IT band stuff is freaking ridiculous and if you do something permanent to it, you’re out for the count. GO AB WORKOUTS! Such a great alternative… šŸ™‚ And keeping things positive, I love it. If possible, try cycling or biking, that was something fun to do when I couldn’t really run… šŸ™‚ FEEL BETTER!!!!

    • Thank you so much! I looked up the link and I think that’s a great idea if it doesn’t get better. I’m currently not training for a specific race, so the time off isn’t too bad=)
      So glad your rockin your workouts girl, so excited for your marathon!

  7. This is such a bummer! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re injured. I hope you have a speedy recovery! I hope you can find some other cardio stuff that doesn’t bother it.

  8. You are being SMART lady by not running and listening to your body! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

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