I don’t have anything exciting to recap this week. It’s been running as usual, PT exercises, and lots and lots of work. I did manage to run 26 miles this week, so I was happy about that.
Monday – 4 miles. Never miss a Monday? I probably could have… I woke up with a headache which was haunting me all night. But once I got moving it was fine. Knocked out 4 miles on the treadmill.
Physical Therapy for High Hamstring Tendonopathy – I’m now into my next phase of exercises as I follow along with the plan I bought from here → PT Plan.
All is going well and the weekly exercises challenge me. I think the toughest part of PT is keeping a log of how I feel! I was motivated to do that the first 2 weeks, but honestly, it’s a drag!
Tuesday – Rest day! I was going to get up and run, but when my alarm went off my cat decided to relocate on my neck. I figured I put in several days of running so a rest day sounded good. Hard to resist a purring kitty snuggling with me 🙂 Some days be like that.
Wednesday – 5 miles, treadmill. After a busy evening on Tuesday, I was looking forward to a good workout on Wednesday. It gave me the energy and motivation to decorate at work! My office was having a decorating contest and the IT department (mine!) was far behind. But no problem, we decked the halls and I think it turned out really good! Our theme was Candy Cane Forest (clearly. haha!).
We are up against some tough competition though. IT just isn’t crushing it in the creativity department. This is another part of our office (not IT)….
Thursday – 10 miles, long run. I decided to do a long run today. It was about 5 miles into my out-and-back route when I remembered I was having issues with runs longer than an hour! oops. Luckily I didn’t have much pain at all, but I was suffering with some struggles trying to stay in a lower heart rate zone. I was just looking at my HR, and not my zone, and it turns out that the number wasn’t in the zone I expected and the majority of this run was tagged as zone 4 instead of 3. That’s a bummer.
But the sun was out and that made it very pretty!
Friday – 3.5 miles. This run was another slow run around my neighborhood, except at the end my shin hurt! Right when I finished! I was half limping around the rest of the day and iced it. By the day’s end, it was feeling almost better. Freaky!
Saturday – 3.5 miles. No shin pain. Phew! Was going to take a rest day, but I had major Tech Support issue last night that left me in a mental frenzy. I needed to get moving and clear my head! I didn’t dress warm enough and I was freezing for the rest of the day! It was a speedy run for a change, which made me happy.
Sunday – Rest day. 🙂 I had to motivate myself to get those PT exercises done. My work-at-home job has been going crazy, and I’m lacking motivation to do exercises on off days. But, I did it 🙂 For reference, my “work at home” job is contracted for 4 hours a week. Not much, right? In the summer and when I’m traveling, I might have some weeks where I only work 1 hour! But the past few weeks, I’ve been working 3-6 hours ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. Ugh. It’s draining. There is a light at the end of this tunnel though, and I’m looking forward to reclaiming my evenings!
Update on my husband’s foot – the Dr did not think it was PF. Thought it was either a stress reaction, or an injury to the “fat pad”. Who knew we have a fat pad on our feet? We did not. Either way, the Dr said to put the dreaded boot on for 2 weeks and see how it feels. Time will tell I guess!
Q: If you work, does your office decorate?
My “actual job” did a lot of decorating (as you saw), but the other company I contract with for my “side gig” did no decorating at all! I guess I was the one who used to motivate everyone to decorate and since I left they haven’t done a thing!!
Q: Have you ever had a fat pad injury?