August 2017 Thirty Day Plank Challenge

No, we’re not talking about building materials here, we’re talking about planks, the exercise.  If this post isn’t your thing, that’s fine carry on and stay tuned we finally also have some house posts scheduled.

I have “amped-up” my running and walking in the past 2 months in preparation for the 27K Stone Steps trail race on October 29 and my goal of running the Topo Trail Marathon on December 3.  In July I logged 91.2 miles, most of them running and participated in the farthest race to date on July 29th with running the 5.8 mile Caesar Creek Trail Race put on by Topo Adventure Sports.   I am really feeling amazing with my progress, but as I am training I need to figure out what cross training looks like.  In my research, I came across a post on FaceBook about a 30 Day Plank Challenge  and I wanted to try it out to see if by 30 days I could hold a 5 minute plank while increasing my core strength while accompanying some other weird to me strenght workouts- ever hear of Tabata? (that’s another post entirely).

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Laura’s July 2017 measured work-out distance

However, I couldn’t just try this alone, you know misery loves company! So, being the social butterfly that I am I posted about it on Facebook and now have 33 friends (including David!) doing this with me!  I never ever thought this many people might be interested in this.  I am so excited to have buddies along the way pushing me to be better tomorrow than I am today.  So Cheers to planks and I’ll keep you posted on how I feel after the end of the month!

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The plan we are attempting to follow.

 

 

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