Here is February’s challenge: Work that Core!

As a runner it is important to have a strong core. I noticed when I was working on my core, I was running faster and feeling better. I got off track around the holidays and now is the time to re-introduce that core work!

Also, I am including push-ups because I have no upper body strength and suck at them. I do the knee push-ups and will probably never graduate to full push-ups.

Here is my plan for February:

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Feel free to join me again!

If you are already doing a good base of these moves, why not up your numbers? The purpose is to build each time you do the moves. I am doing these moves every other day, as you don’t need to work abs every day. If you don’t follow my exact days, that’s ok, do them on days convenient for you.

When you get to about mid-month and are doing more sit ups, I suggest doing different versions. Crunches, ones to work your love handles, some to work your lower abs. Mix it up! You can do the same with the push ups. I will most likely be doing all knee-style push ups since I am a wimp. 😉

For the planks, it is an increasing number of seconds. You will notice that I started writing less on the calendar so 40 sec side is hold a side plank for 40 seconds. You can do each side for 40 seconds or each side for 20 for 40 total.

You are always welcome to do more one day but then make sure you build upon that number next time!


PS I know this is a day late. Do some today or extra on Sunday to make up. Or just start tomorrow!


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.