Thursday, June 2, 2011

Plank Challenge Begun

Jill, you are my hero!  I started the plank routine today and didn't do 5 sets... as a matter of fact, I didn't even finish 2 sets!
With about 20 to 30 second rest between them, I did
  • High plank - 60 seconds
  • Forearm plank - 45 seconds
  • Side planks - 20 seconds each (the right one is way harder??)
  • High plank - 45 seconds
  • Forearm plank - 45 seconds

Then I pretty much collapsed on the floor.

Thanks to Vanessa and Julia for the suggestions about my strawberries...  For breakfast today I talked The Captain into having fresh berries on his toast and PB instead of jam.

And I had mine with Nutella and strawberries and got so excited about eating it that I forgot to take a picture!

And that spurred my memory to look up a recipe that a buddy of mine gave me a couple of years ago, where you marinate strawberries in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and brown sugar... then top with vanilla yogurt.  We had this for dessert tonight... mmmmm. 

And then I remembered that last year we grilled strawberries on the BBQ and they were wonderful too. Particularly tasty with grilled pork tenderloin. 

I think I will get The Captain to buy some more tomorrow while I am at my Weight Watchers meeting.

A late afternoon walk to the library to pick up the last 2 issues of Runners World, about 40 minutes, topped off the afternoon.

I think my abs are more sore than they have ever been.


  1. Ahhh! i went to an abs class last week and we did SO many planks. I was sore for 3 days! I could not believe it! haha!

    You are amazing for doing all those planks!

    Thanks for the shout out :) I am loving all of the strawberry ideas...grilled strawberries sounds soooo yummy!

    hope you have a fabulous night!

  2. Thanks. I guess the things I find the hardest are a good indicator of where I need the most effort.

    You always inspire me when I read about your workouts.

  3. I keep hearing about this plank challenge, I am intrigued and will have to check it out. I am getting very hungry for strawberries, that all sounds so good!


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