Warning: random ramblings from a runner not running 


Well I decided to take one more rest day just to be cautious. I think my knee is feeling better. I’m able to walk down the stairs without pain and I’m taking that as a good sign. I’m going through withdrawals though. I feel lost and a little ungrounded going so long without a run. Thankfully I have yoga.

I put the Insanity Asylum DVDs in a box with the ladder so they wouldn’t tempt me. I will give them back to my brother when I see him this weekend. I’m bummed that I can’t do the workouts but I’ve already found something new to try.

I have purchased the 21 Day Fix and the 3 Day Refresh from BeachBody. I’m excited to try something new and I’m hoping the refresh will be the reboot I need to get back on track. I also signed up for the

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Exercise Spotlight


Kettlebell Swing

This exercise is so simple, so basic, and so easy. It’s my favorite exercise and it should be yours, too. I try to incorporate at least one set into every exercise I do.

So what’s so great about it? Well for starters, it works just about everything.

Upper body? Yep. Lower body? Yep. Core? Yep. Is it a weight training exercise or cardio? Yep – it’s both.

No kettlebell? No problem – you can use a dumbbell or any other weight that you can safely handle with two hands.

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Stand with your feet should width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Let the weight hang in front of you between your legs
  • Lift the weight up to about face-level. You should be driving up through your heels with your elbows slightly bent. Your knees should straighten out as you explode upward
  • Lower the weight back…

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