Training Update and the Power Plank


I am still taped up and not running. I’m doing everything I can to make sure it heals asap! Between podiatry, physio and being stubborn, it hopefully shouldn’t take too long, just a big whack to the credit card.


Rocking the Runners

That’s right, I’m back to wearing my runners EVERYWHERE. Check out my video and you’ll see the classic ‘runners and a skirt’ look.


While I’m not running, I’m trying to do a zillion other things to keep my fitness up. For me, that’s some water running, elliptical work, and some cycling, while being really careful not to aggravate things.

Which leads to…planking

I’m still doing strength work, including my core. So how better to remind myself than Plank A Day?!

I got bored with a regular plank last week – so I videoed mine and told a story. You know, just for funsies.


But now it’s time to step it up a notch – and this is where you come in!

The #PowerPlank challenge is on Monday – 8 planks in 8 hours.



The rules are simple:

  • 1 plank each hour
  • Time your plank and save a screen shot to instagram

Those of you on facebook know all about it by now!

Facebook Plank Love

Facebook Plank Love


Head to Road Runner Girl or Running and Baking, Oh My for competition details to win a couple of specially made shirts.

I will be at uni, looking bizarre, so I would be grateful for some plankers/photographers!

Looking forward to planking with you, and to some great photos!

Today’s Moment

I went to the gym – after hours (I had dinner at about 10pm, so it’s cool, right?). My little key let me in!

Your Turn

Are you going to join the #PowerPlank challenge?
What’s holding you back from what you want to be doing?
What’s your embarrassing wardrobe combo?



  1. Good for you for resting from running, as hard as it can be! That’s an awesome plank challenge… I’m considering it. :)
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted Treadmill Interval WorkoutsMy Profile

    • Kate says:

      Thanks Laura! I know it’s a awful, but it’s made me feel a little better seeing so many people have different little injuries and set backs, and still be able to get on with things after a break. I really like that you’ve taken a break from running to let your body bounce back a bit.

      Do – plank with us ;-)

  2. I’ve tried to do planks and the longest I’ve made it was a solid minute. Wow was that fun and hard. I should keep it up…I’ve been so lazy lately except for cardio but weights and strength are sooo good for you!
    Julie (@ROJRunning) recently posted Friday Food : Triple B Oatmeal SmoothieMy Profile

    • Kate says:

      Um, I don’t think cardio sessions count as lazy! I agree that strength is important though. I’m missing it a bit at the moment – I’ve had to dial down the weights while my mileage moves up (10km the day after body pump – just doesn’t work!).

      Let me know if you get into the whole planking thing :-)

  3. Injuries SUCK so bad. I’m injured right now as well. I agree though, you need to find alternative forms of exercise and be a “good girl” (*vomits*) & behave. Those planks look like… fun?
    Ruby @ Focus, Woman! recently posted 10 Way to Beat a Cranky Mood – On the Cheap!My Profile

    • Kate says:

      Bahaha, the talking and doing stupid things definitely makes them fun! And I’ve gotten to know people better through their videos too. Yeah, being ‘good’ is way overrated. I might just do as you suggest and pick some better tunes and nail polish! Hope your day is improving :-D

  4. Amalia says:

    Such an amazing video! I am so glad I watched this and stopped by your blog to read everything.
    You are sooo fantastic!
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