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    xingyiquan , hands on my hips, and for the leg that doesn't touch the ground, just foot to buttocks (and folded leg parralel to the floor) - hope my description is clear. I did the one-legged squats assisted with a door handle for a good while (taught by my kinesitherapist this spring when I was rehabilitating the knee), and slowly upgraded to un-assisted. I chose this form because that seems the closest to natural position for running - and I do it both for my knees, and for running form. I do them slowly, and as low as balance allows (they were pretty shallow initally, but going deeper with time).

    bdthom , thank you, looks like it is truly over now

    Yesterday I did 2*10 one legged squats with 10 sec hold finish, 30 one-legged dead lifts on each leg, tree pose, I ran 30 mins / 3 km (4 mins 30 running / 30 secs walking intervals), and finished with the usual post-run stretch + yoga for runners - which I modified to do 1 min of forward bend, Yoga Challenge Day 22.

    Step count: 12,822 steps.
    Consecutive days of exercise : 180 days.

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      6 months of straight exercise everyday O.O

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        Originally posted by PetiteSheWolf View Post
        xingyiquan , hands on my hips, and for the leg that doesn't touch the ground, just foot to buttocks (and folded leg parralel to the floor) - hope my description is clear. I did the one-legged squats assisted with a door handle for a good while (taught by my kinesitherapist this spring when I was rehabilitating the knee), and slowly upgraded to un-assisted. I chose this form because that seems the closest to natural position for running - and I do it both for my knees, and for running form. I do them slowly, and as low as balance allows (they were pretty shallow initally, but going deeper with time).
        thanks PetiteSheWolf , I know these as hover squats or lunges. They are a nice step in into one legged squats preparing either for the Shrimp squats or the Pistol squat . Hereafter a nice article describing them http://www.bodybuilding.com/content/...d-to-know.html

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          aveoturbo , it was summer / autumn, so no sickness, and little travel (and short travel), so I guess I was Lucky. It is more for info - as said before, those badges are veryy fleeting so I am aware it can go poof any day

          xingyiquan , yep, like the hover squat in your article, but hands on hips. Very interesting article, BTW, thanks for sharing!

          Yesterday I did 2*10 one legged squats, one min plank, and tree pose (1 min each side, so it counts for Yoga Challenge Day 23), Athena Day 7, and 8 mins of yoga. No meditation, though.

          10,264 steps, and 181 days of continuous exercise.

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            Wow, crazy busy WE and early week ... but taking a little breather here, so here we go, shorthand form

            Friday did my usual three exercises, 8 min yoga, 8 min meditation, Athéna Day 8. Yoga included Yoga Challenge Day 24, camel pose (used blocks to support the hands). Step count: 10,255 steps.
            Saturday ususal three exercises, 8 min yoga including yoga challenge Day 25 (warrior 3 with sort of .. airplane arms?), Athéna Day 9, 30 mins run.. Step count : 14,370 steps
            Sunday usual three exercises, 8 min yoga with yoga challenge Day 26 (revolved extended side angle), meditation, Athéna Day 10, 30 mins run. Step count : no idea as the step counter went on strike (and it will impact this morning too), but day off for step counting anyhow.

            My last run have had really average speed, wondering if it is the cold? Does not the cold enhance your performance, as it prevents your muscles from overheating? Oh well... But I appreciate the woolen headband and mitts, LOL!

            184 days of exercise.

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              PetiteSheWolf generally I find that running in the cold is not ideal for perfomance... Sure 10/15ish is ideal to avoid overeating but the températures we are experiencing now lead more to lower performance or you would need to warm up first and then measure only one part which is only the case if you downscale the distance so that warming up doesn't drain your energy levels for the run (like if you are perfoming best on 10k then you go for 2 to 3 km as warm up prior to measure the performance on 5k...but that requires a very good level, training and experience in doing that.to get really a benefit out of it... For most people it only means you are going to perform less well)

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                Thanks for the reassurance, xingyiquan !

                Yesterday Monday I did yoga 8 mins including 4-limbed staff (Yoga challenge Day 27), 8 min meditation, 2 * 10 one-legged squats, 1 min plank (easier than the 4-limbed staff, that I had to do in two parts!). However, I do not know if it was temperature or whatever (it is cold and humid right now), but my lower back pain flared up...

                Uggh. So, basically, I slept badly because of it. I tried to power through it this morning, but had to take anti-inflammatories, and tonight not doing anything but a bit of appropriate stretching (cat/cow, down dog, child pose, and see if I can do lying down twists) - so losing the days badge. Oh well... Hopefully, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxant, and a good night will help! I had not had this pain since I started Darebee! I know it is not much, mostly lack of abs - not as if I had a bad disc, but still, it is annoying. Sorry for the venting tonight!

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                  I hope you'll feel better tomorrow !

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                    I hope you feel better soon!

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                      Healing thoughts & prayers for your back.

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                        And more healing vibes, Wolfie~~~

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                            Keep your back loose. Having had 3 lower back surgeries, I can tell you this from experience. Keep your posture in check and keep moving it. It will hurt more if you let it tighten up.

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                              Originally posted by aveoturbo View Post
                              Keep your back loose. Having had 3 lower back surgeries, I can tell you this from experience. Keep your posture in check and keep moving it. It will hurt more if you let it tighten up.
                              I second that! And with 2 back surgeries in my past....work those kinks out of your back and stretch and move!

                              Back & Core

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                              Lower Back

                              Back Up & Restore

                              Speedy healing and I'm sure Luna will be staying close to her wolf mama....animals always know!

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                                Keep taking good care of yourself. More healing vibes.

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