Fab Ab February

I love running, but sometimes I need more motivation to do strength and ab work - and I've found my next ab adventure in Fab Ab February! I can't take credit for this find, because I saw it via Twitter from @abbylivenlaugh. She has a blog post about it too.

Each day in February has a sequence of core exercises (sit-ups, push-ups, plank) that build in number or time over the month. The beginning is super easy, but we'll see what I say later in the month...I'll make sure to comment on it in my weekly training recaps.

Here's the calendar:


Anyone else want to join in? I mean, who doesn't want great abs!

  1. I started this yesterday and even talked my hubs into doing today's workout with me before work! I even printed it out so that I can mark off the days as I go! Love the sequence.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I saw this on pinterest and already printed it out, so I'm in! Though, I'm sure I'll be doing more than the calendar says to do :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure I'll do more on some days, but the other days this will give me a reason not to skip abs!

      Delete
  3. YAY!!! We have so many people participating! Now we can hold each other accountable:)

    ReplyDelete

What are you thinking? Let me know!

Popular posts from this blog

  • As you may remember, I've been doing my best to follow the Hanson half marathon plan for the last couple of months with a race goal of the SF Half Marathon . The Hanson plans focus on building cumulative fatigue, and let me say right now I'm finding out how that works. My legs and body really feel it with every run at this point, and dare I say I haven't even run the plan to its fullest. There are quite a few things I love about the Hanson plans and also a few parts that have been very challenging for me. What I love. Training paces: The book outlines training paces based on your goal times. Although I initially thought they sounded too slow, I'm learning that keeping these paces isn't always as easy as it sounds once the legs are super tired. The paces start to make sense. Hard days versus easy days: They focus on hard effort days followed by easy effort days, meaning the hard days are really hard and the easy are really easy. I love this. I feel like I have
  • This post is dedicated to a few friends who have recently started running or will be soon - they know who they are. And they ROCK! Running has done so much for my life, and I want people to know why I love it and to encourage others to stick with running too. The story of how I started is in the 'Why I Run' tab of this blog, but for this post I'm focused why I keep running. Here it is, not necessarily in order of importance. 1. Running relieves stress. When I feel anxious or have had a rough day, running always helps. I often can't wait until it's time to run that day, and sometimes I sneak out at lunch instead of waiting until after work. It makes me feel amazingly focused and happy for the rest of the day. I don't even run with music - I enjoy listening to my footsteps and freeing my mind in the great outdoors. 2. Running makes me happy. The runner's high is real, and I'm addicted. I love nothing more than feeling the exhausted-happiness I get af
  • On Saturday, I ran the Lake Chabot Trail Half Marathon in Castro Valley, CA. It was my first Inside Trail Racing event, and I was very impressed with the race organization. I've been trail running for a few months now, but this is only my third trail race event; I love how much more laid back the races are and how everyone seems really into it. I know I am! Exploring new trails and parks is a fantastic way to spend a day. I didn't go into this race with specific goals, I wanted to run the hills as much as I could and use it as a hard training run. I ended up feeling really good, the weather was cool but sunny, and the lake views were pretty. This half didn't have as much elevation gain as many trail races and parts were on paved bike trail, so it was definitely easier than the other trail races I've done. The drive was only about 40 minutes from San Jose and I was there in plenty of time to get parking, pick up my race bib, and to chat with friends. I knew quite a f