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    Mon June 15

    - Ninja Challenge Day 10 - 2 minutes of side kicks (1 min per leg)

    - Classic Warmup
    - Half Marathon Training Day 15 - 30 min run (3.3 miles in 30m3s; 6.59mph)

    Thanks DorothyMH and bekbee!

    Nearly forgot how good it feels to do side kicks. If I ever need to impact something, side kick is probably my most powerful option.

    Run tonight was nice and smooooth; Compared to a month ago my last two runs were easy mode. I'm worried I'm settling into a pace that's too casual but I also don't want to have to take any breaks to walk. I've been speeding up the last 200 yards or so of my run to a full clip (not really a sprint but top run speed).

    I spent more time in my head than usual on my run tonight sometimes noticing I'd passed milestones I normally focus on without paying attention. Starting to feel like a machine.


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      Congratulations on your progress, especially in running oneironaut and I love the gif !!!!! 👍👍👍

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        Tue June 16

        - Ninja Challenge Day 11 - 2 minutes of alt arm / leg raises

        - Classic Warmup
        - Half Marathon Training Day 16 - Upper body workout (Push and Pull Workout)

        Thanks Miss_Dada! That GIF reminds me of your energy and I'm pretty sure I thought of you yesterday picking it out.

        I grossly underestimated Push and Pull tonight; By the third set I could barely squeeze out half a chin-up. Next upper body day I'll opt for something level 3 or go back to gravity. Still feel like it was a workout but too much struggling to have good form. Push ups remind me of what running used to feel like for me =P

        Anxiety's been a bit raw the last few days but I'm fighting it and keeping myself moving (literally and figuratively) which is critical.

        And I almost forgot... Happy Captain Picard Day!




        <3!

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          Sorry to hear about your anxiety.
          Any workout with 'to failure' is like kryptonite for me, sure fire way to injure something...poor decision making in the face of challenge

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            Is it Captain Picard Day!?!?

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                for anxiety. Sometimes, it's tough to manage. Hang in there!

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                  Wed June 17

                  - Ninja Challenge Day 12 - 2 minutes clench / unclench (grip)

                  - Classic Warmup
                  - Half Marathon Training Day 17 - 30 min run (3.3 miles in 29m28s; 6.7mph)

                  Procrastinated until fairly late tonight but had a nice run regardless. I expected the darkness to slow me down but made decent time. I imagined I was on a stealth night mission to resupply my camp with mana so the force field enchantment could be completed to keep everyone safe.

                  Run felt a little more challenging tonight and I think it's because I accidentally ate less food than normal today. I also had a strange pain in my right? ankle on my first few steps but it seemed to fix itself after 100 yards or so. It was almost like something got pinched on my first step then got realigned and was fine.

                  Thank you everyone for the support!

                  Also can't wait to read the new article on running: https://darebee.com/fitness/run-fast...ch-harder.html

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                    Thur June 18

                    - Ninja Challenge Day 13 - 2 minutes burpees



                    - Classic Warmup
                    - Half Marathon Training Day 18 - 30 min recovery run (3.3 miles in 31m22s; 6.3mph)

                    I procrastinated until late again tonight but also ordered some fitness supplies tonight which I've been putting off. Ordered myself a running belt w/ water bottles, a scale to track my weight, new running shoes, and a pin for my favorite watch's band that broke. Hoping the running belt is not awkward with no water bottles in it but I'll post some pics here if it works out well for me. Should have all the gear I need to finish out Half Marathon Training though now.

                    Didn't eat well today and my run was powered mostly by one banana (and I ate some pork earlier in the day). Had ankle pain in the first 200 yards again that evened itself out again. Taking note. My shoulders are still lit up from Push and Pull 2 days ago so the burpees were pretty slow for ninja challenge.

                    One nice thing about the very late run tonight was being able to see stars. I also had a runner *pass* me like I was standing still (I was moving 6.3mph). I wish I had cheered them on but our paths diverged quickly after the brief encounter.

                    <3

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                      I had a minor fracture of my ankle a while ago and need to get my ankles working before I run. The ankle alphabet (scroll down a bit, but the whole link is solid) works well for me.

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                        Fri June 19

                        - Ninja Challenge Day 14 - 1.5 minutes elbow plank

                        - Classic Warmup
                        - Half Marathon Training Day 19 - Full body workout (Spartan Workout Level I)

                        Woo. Spartan Workout is pretty intense. Was inspired by Sasstronaut after they mentioned it about a week ago and it did the trick for full body strength workout.

                        Looked into my ankle pain a bit more and it sounds like mild anterior ankle impingement (symptoms match even down to "start-up pain"). The solution is to stretch and strengthen the ankle. I've barely stretched since I started moving this year so that will become a priority in addition to the ankle alphabet Io6 mentioned above and DAREBEE's Ankle Recovery Workout. I can feel it during my high knees that I throw into my warmup as well as when I'm jumping. Just praying I caught it soon enough to reverse course without throwing off my whole half marathon schedule.

                        Tomorrow's a light day (20 min walk) so it will be a good time to explore better stretching and ankle recovery in depth.

                        TGIF. My sleep schedule got flipped upside down this week and I've been staying awake until 4am (which is bad news). Not helpful for anxiety, depression, or anything else so hopefully I can stick to going to bed before midnight (preferably around 11pm). Maybe longer term I'll try to exercise in the morning again but that'll take some concerted effort. Had to really convince myself to exercise tonight and it's awkward finishing close to 11pm.

                        Pretty behind on others' threads but plan to catch up soon; hope everyone's doing awesomely.

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                          Yay fellow Spartan!
                          Hope you can get your schedule back to what you want - I know how hard that can be.

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                            Originally posted by Sasstronaut View Post
                            Yay fellow Spartan!
                            Hope you can get your schedule back to what you want - I know how hard that can be.
                            Totally worth it, though!

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                              Hope your sleep and ankle gets better soon. For me, working out late is bad for my sleep, because I'm really turned on by the exercise. To get myself moving and active in the morning, I try to do a small workout of a few minutes, and if I'm not able to do a workout after work, I don't lose my streak.

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                                Sat June 20

                                - Ninja Challenge Day 15 - 2 minutes lunges
                                - Five Minute Plank Workout

                                - Classic Warmup
                                - Half Marathon Training Day 20 - 20 min walk (did a 45 min walk bc it was nice)

                                Brought my new running belt along on my walk and it was stable/comfortable with the two small water bottles filled. Made it easy to bring id and health insurance info so no more anonymous running which was making me a bit nervous.

                                It's almost midnight now and I just got back from the walk so I am still procrastinating and not having a healthy sleep schedule but I think it'll even out again soon.

                                Managed to do most of the Ankle Recovery workout today (minus the elevated calf raises) and I think it helped.

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