Running Update

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^ lululemon tank, lululemon shorts, Saucony Kinvara 9 shoes, New York Marathon hat (similar here and here)

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Nike training tank, 2. Amphipod water bottle, 3. Zella leggings, 4. Nike sports bra, 5. Zella pullover, 6. Nike flyknit running sneakers, 7. Hydroflask water bottle, 8. Saucony Kinvara 9 sneakers, 9. Feetures socks

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my Running Guide and how I’m training, so today I thought I’d do a running update and answer all of your questions!

I am currently on week 6 of my Running Guide! This week and next week in my guide are definitely the hardest, but you’ve just got to push through! My half marathon is coming up in three weeks and I’ll be running it with my dad, my sister and some of my girlfriends. 

I’m also doing BBG and a lot of you are wondering how I incorporate into my running schedule. Aside from running, right now I’m focusing on my arms and my abs. At first I also had a leg day but I’ve recently stopped doing legs because I feel like I get enough with my running. So the schedule I have right now is arms on Monday and abs on Friday! And every day after I run I do my strength training exercises (typically takes 10-15 minutes). Strength training is SUPER important and will really help your knees and hips, so be sure you’re making time for that.

And now for a few running tips!! First: If you are running for longer than 30 minutes, trying taking an energy supplement to help boost your energy and keep you going. My favorite is the Crystal Light energy drink!! Second: Proper nutrition plays a major role in training. My Running Guide has a nutrition section that includes some good meal ideas (pages 18-24).  

Ever since I had my twins in December my back will randomly go out and give up resulting in me being down for 2-3 days. This is the fourth time it’s happened since Graden and London were born so I actually had to skip yesterday’s run. But I’m hoping to try to run tomorrow!! Has anyone else experienced this? It’s not from training or working out, I’m convinced it has something to do with having twins 5 months ago! 

I would love to follow along on your runs and training journey, so whenever you post be sure to use #GRLPWRRunningGuide! If you have any additional questions please ask in the comments below!

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13 Comments

  1. I am pregnant now and due in december! I love following your running posts and fitness progress! I am hoping i bounce right back too by summer next year! I am currently still working out 6 days a week 🙂

  2. JUDY AT IDEAL BODYWORKS IN PG…SHE IS STRAIGHT UP VOODOO MAGIC FOR YOUR BACK. NOT INVASIVE OR PAINFUL- OUR WHOLE IRONMAN GROUP USES HER- ALL MY YOGIS TOO- IT WORKS BETTER THAN ANY CHIRO/SPORTS THERAPIST!

  3. Oh- you want to get the spinal touch therapy- its weird the first time…til you get up and realize how much better you feel

  4. That happened to mE after my last baby. Have you gone to the chiropractor? Dr Gunn in Anerican FoRk or Dr hayze in AlPine are both great. I just needed a few adjustments aNd felt much better aNd have not had any Problems since. Hope you start feeling better!!

  5. Hi emily-Ive had three babies (three individual pregnancies) and i too have this back ProBlem. I actually threw mine out yesterday. It generally takes a few days to get back to normal but will again happen quite often. Ive seen a chiropractor and had it adjusted, bUt i dont believe theres much we can do!

  6. Hi emily! Thanks for the Tips. Are you going to be selling anymore grlpower shirts? Would love to get one!

  7. After I had my first I would have ribs pop out all of the time. I recommend seeing a chiropractor! I go to Dr Frogley in Heber and he is totally worth the drive. Nicest human ever, and is an ultra marathon runner and totally gets runners!

  8. This haS been happening to me ever since ive had my 3rd child after a good arm or back resis workout. Ive read Its not due tO injury but latic acid and not beif hydrated enough. Mine too would only last fOr 2-3 days. You mIght need to seriOusly increase your liquids. I drink a lot of water anyways but it just wasn’t enough. Hope this helps!