It was an early preview of winter this week! Totally caught me off guard because I still have a lot of outdoor stuff to put away. That will be next week’s chores 🙂 I got a decent amount of miles in, and came up with a plan. I do love me a good plan!
- Miles run = 29.5
Monday – 6.5 miles. Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all who serve! I had the day off work, so I went back to bed as soon as my kids went to school 🙂 Then I went for a run in the really cold weather! As I was finishing up, the sky started pelting me with little ice bombs. Yep, the snow was on its way!
By the evening we had a few inches on the ground. I’m glad I got out earlier!
In the past few weeks I’ve been battling proximal hamstring tendinosis again. The pain is where the “butt crease” or “pantyline” is. It seemed to be feeling more manageable while I had a heavy load on it with marathon training, but after my races it’s just been getting worse. I’ve been on a mission to find the silver bullet to get it fixed! I ran across an ebook from a trainer whose exercises I have been doing for a long time now. She had an updated video, and offered the ebook “to end all pain!”. I was totally sold. My husband questioned me spending $30 on it (like I’m buying magic beans…), but that’s a small price to pay to get this annoyance fixed!! [you can find the ebook here]
The most frustrating things about HHT are 1) it takes a long time to “fix” 2) stretching doesn’t help, even though things feel tight 3) resting doesn’t help it either. Strengthening is the solution, so that’s what I’m focusing on. On a random note, Lauren Fleshman is having this issue too, so it’s been interesting to hear her talk about it on her Work, Play, Love podcast.
Tuesday – 3 miles, treadmill. I woke up feeling pretty stiff/sore and it took me about a mile to warm up and work the kinks out. After that I started my first day of the High Hamstring Tendonitis Recovery Plan (“HHT”). The daily exercises were quite simple, but after moving around for a bit, I felt very good. Sitting around is my enemy! (boo on doing that all day at work)
My kids had their first day of school cancelled due to snow of the year! Crazy!!
At night I attended a financial planning seminar with my husband. We got a fancy dinner, and it was held at a casino. As we left the casino I decided to try my luck on the slots machine. Note, I don’t typically go to casinos so I had no idea what was going on. I put a dollar in the slot machine and hit some buttons. I saw that I was winning, so I cashed out. I made 10 cents. Bahahahaha!!!!
Wednesday – 4 miles treadmill. Was feeling a lot better tightness/stiffness/pain-wise. Ran an extra mile just to test the waters.
Did my HHT plan exercises today – and then realize I’m supposed to be doing the “daily” exercises twice; morning and night! This plan is going to keep me busy. I also did the first round of “weekly” exercises, which are to happen twice a week. I was challenged by the side steps and skaters with bands.
Thursday – rest day! Was shocked to wake up with no soreness today due to Wed’s PT exercises. That’s a great thing! The bad thing was I had THE WORST DAY EVER at work. I really could have used some good endorphins. I kid you not, if you can think of the worst thing ever to happen at your job – that happened to me. I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I learned a made a terrible mistake (I accidentally deleted a huge table of production data, whoops!). Luckily, I eventually fixed it, but it was not pretty.
Friday – 6 miles, trails. I had a hard time getting out of bed on my day off! Well, I did wake up to get the kids ready for school, but then I crawled back into bed for a little more rest 🙂 Finally I made it out to the trails. I capped my run at 6 miles so I wouldn’t hurt that much. It wasn’t too bad, but running in the snow was a bit of a different challenge and 6 miles was enough!
The pain afterward was very limited so I was happy about that. I love how thumbholes make perfect spots for your watch when you still want to watch to be touching your skin for heart rate monitoring!
Saturday – 4 miles, treadmill. I decided to get a few miles in on the treadmill this morning before we went to see the marching band perform in the holiday parade. Took my new Saucony Freedom ISO 2 shoes for a spin. They are comfy! These were suggested to me as a more durable option to the Kinvara. The sole has more rubber or reinforcement. My goal is to get 400 miles on my old Kinvaras and I use them on the treadmill! I’m up to 325 miles now.
Brrr, the parade was long!! We stood around in the cold for almost 2 hours before we saw the band. They were good though and we saw a few of our friends as “Distinguished Clowns” passing out candy to the kids. Distinguished Clowns are people from the business community, dressed as clowns, doing good deeds.
Sunday – 6 more miles, treadmill. Had super loose plans to run at the park with Alan and friends, but Alan has been struggling with PF, so it was a no go. Whomp whomp. But, no worries, I’m on a new goal to get caught up on the Good Place show, so that’s my treadmill entertainment!
And that wraps up our first snowy week! The snow should be melted soon and I’ll finally bring in my garden stuff and everything else I left outside 🙂
Q: Does anyone have any quick fixes for PF??
Who am I kidding? – he’ll even take the kind that takes a month to fix. Just some progress is needed!
Q: How was the snow where you live?