Seriously amazing!!!!!

THIS STORY just flat-out amazes me!

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Gabi Ury, a 16-year-old girl from Boulder CO, held a plank for 1 hour and 20 minutes and 5 seconds!!!! That is just unreal to me! I have worked my way up to being able to hold a plank for 1 min and 45 seconds (yes…I have a weak core)…and I am totally sweating by this point too. She also used her attempt at the Guinness World Record title as a way to raise money for the hospital that treated her, pulling in over $50,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado! What an inspiring young lady!

We have had such a great week so far. As far as running goes, I did a great 14 mile run at a 7:56 pace on Sat! It felt great from start to finish. Monday and Tues were easy/ comfortable pace 7 mile runs and today I did a progression run. Today’s run went like this: 8:02, 7:56, 7:43, 6:38, 6:49, 7:56, 7:57, 7:43. I was kinda hoping to have 1 or 2 more 1/2 marathon goal pace miles in the middle…but I didn’t. I shouldn’t have had the 6:38…it should have been more like 6:50…especially since it was 82 degrees. I need to work on adjusting my speed for temperature so that I don’t burn out. It is better to slow the pace and keep the workout the same than to change the workout…but it happens.

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We had some really good family friends visit us for a few days and have just had such a great time! We all went to Gettysburg on Tuesday. That was my first time there and it was really neat! Wednesday we did a lot of work on our float that our church is doing for a Memorial Day parade. It is going to be awesome…I can’t wait to show you pictures!!! We also had a s’mores night!

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My youngest, Courtney, just started violin lessons this week and she loves it. 🙂

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I have another friend and her kids coming to visit on Sat… so I am super excited about that! Then next Sat is the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon!

I am pretty excited for this too!!!…Just a lot of fun going on here!

Comments

  1. says

    That is AMAZING! And sounds like you’re ready to rock your half! Just a word to the wise… I ran that ZOOMA last year and there was no one directing the lead runners so we all missed a turn and got a big fat DNF. Just preview the course and make sure you know where you are going!
    Good luck!

    • Jen says

      I seriously cannot even imagine holding a plank for anywhere near that long! Thanks for that heads up!!! I am SO surprised…it was a kinda pricey race! That is good to know to because race morning will be the first time that I have ever been there!

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