Friday, May 16, 2014


I think many runners can say that strength training goes to the wayside when your busy.  Without a doubt I'm one of those.  

I'm in between training programs right now. I have a few more weeks before hard core marathon training begins. I've really been working to strength my postpartum hips and overall strength. I DO NOT want to get injured. It's been many years and a few kids since I marathon trained and I got injured my first go around as well and had to take time off. It sucked. I don't want to do it again. Especially since I spent a fair amount of $$ to run MCM this year. Not to mention its on my bucket list and I WANT to be there.

With that said. I've been doing several things and plan to stick with it when training begins again.  First the myrtle routine. It's awesome Try it out it works hips especially for us motherrunners. I've also been using for strength routines to prevent injuries. Check it out. Finally I've been doing some sort of routine like this
One to 2 x per week. I'm hoping it makes a huge difference when my mileage increases. Plus who doesn't want to be a strong badass motherrunner? 

My workout partner. 

What routines do you all do? Are you good at sticking to a routine while running or does it get lost in the shuffle? 


  1. good for you! i'm gearing up to tackle my first post-baby marathon too....although mine isn't until january :)

    i actually love going to jazzercise classes, it includes strength and stretch as well as cardio. love it.

    1. I may have to try jazzercise it sounds fun

  2. Strength training is always the first thing I skip too, but I'm on a mission to change that! Thanks for sharing some great resources!

  3. Me to!! Get it done! Trying to keep that mentality.