branson weekend + easy miles

It’s Monday.  Back to the grind.  But, not after a great weekend away with the family down in Branson.  Well, more like a day at Silver Dollar City as that’s where we spent most of our weekend.  MacKenna is trying to follow in her daddy’s footsteps and absolutely LOVES it there.  Mostly for the rides, which as much of a scaredy cat as she is, she has no fear riding them.

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It was nice to take MacKenna on the rides, walk around the park as a family, and not worry about the messy house and growing to-do list at home.  It was a much needed weekend away and I’m so not ready to be back at work today.

The good news is I started physical therapy last week for my plantar fasciitis and it has helped tremendously.  I officially got the go ahead to start running again, but to not overdo it, and if I felt any pain, to stop and walk.  I also have a regimen of a couple different stretches and strength exercises to do several times every day.  I’ve been trying to stick to everything pretty religiously and have found that it’s really helping.  I’m no longer wearing the boot at night and have been having little to no pain getting out of bed.  Or running.  Every once in awhile, I’ll get a little twinge of pain, but otherwise, the foot is feeling AWESOME!  I go back to physical therapy today, so I’m hoping for another good checkup and hopefully I’ll be done!

But, my workouts, while they have been short and easy, have been going wonderfully.  I’m back to doing CrossFit workouts again too and realizing how much I missed them.  I’m taking those easy for the most part – untimed and light weight – until I really feel I can start pushing it again.  No box jumps or anything yet either, but thankfully I feel like I’ll be ready to run Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis this weekend, even if I won’t be setting any PRs.  Boo.  So, here are my workouts 2 weeks out…

Monday:  3 rounds – Run 400m, Squats 30x, Push-Press 20x (15# dumbbells)

Tuesday:  21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps – Lunges, Thrusters (10# dumbbells), Push-ups, Sit-ups
2 mile easy run (8:02/mile pace)

Wednesday:  2 mile easy run (7:58/mile pace)

Thursday:  21-15-9 reps – Thrusters (10# dumbbells), Inverted Rows
3 mile easy run (8:04/mile pace)

Friday:  OFF

Saturday:  2 mile easy run (8:17/mile pace)

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Sunday:  OFF

Total:  9.75 miles

Another busy week this week, but hoping to get some decent mileage in to get me to the starting line on Sunday!




  • IF we move back to MO (notice how now in true Army fashion it’s an IF) I have to take the girls to Branson. Don’t hate me but when we lived there last time we never went! EEK!

    • Kristen

      I was just thinking about you moving back this weekend as we went through FLW. IF you do move back, we will have to meet up in Branson and take the girls to SDC!