Happy 7th week of Shelter In Place. Although now Ohio is in “Stay Safe” mode which means we are starting to open things up in the next few weeks. Baby steps though. I’m not sure I’m ready for my coworkers to all come back yet. I am kind of liking the social distancing! I ended up with a strong week of workouts. I am pleasantly surprised that my PT exercises are super hard (because I haven’t done them forever!) but they really work! I got 22 miles of running, and a few days of biking this week.
Monday – 30 mins elliptical, PT work. I noticed that my hamstrings were a bit sore this morning. I’m guessing the workout I did with my son on Sunday is the cause of this. Apparently roundhouse kicks were not the best choice for my issues, but boy they were a hoot!! MMA fighting for the win!
I’ve been Googling the heck out of Proximal Hamstring Tedinopathy, because you know, I might just find the secret “cure” this time around. I did notice that there are a lot of resources on this issue out of England. Apparently it’s more common in rugby players, thus, the physiologists (that’s Brittish for a PT!) deal with it more often than we do here in the US. Very interesting! It’s a lot like other injuries though… caused by overtraining.
Tuesday – 3.1 miles running. A little run in the morning. After digging through years of emails with my PT, I’m forming a plan to get on the road to recovery. A few short runs and lots of exercises are on the plan.
Wednesday – 40 mins elliptical. 2.5 miles walk. I had plans to do a strength workout, but after a long day of work, I just didn’t have it in me! I was super excited to get my Social Distance Running Club shirt though.
Thursday – 5.1 miles. Wow, day 4 of the week and I’m already off track with the “short runs”. LOL! Ok, not really, but I was only going to go out for a few miles and ended up with 5. Seriously, I was actually so involved in my new playlist I thought it was 4 miles and it was 5. Also fun, it was drizzly and I wore arm warmers. It was the perfect outfit for the weather!
After I got home I realized I had a Starbucks free birthday drink available, so I went to get that. Little did I know that my location was one of the rare ones open, so the drive up line was 14 cars deep. By the time I got to the window they decided my drink should look better, so they made a new one, and I shared the old one with my kids. A win for all of us!
New songs that pumped me up on my playlist:
- Deleter by GroupLove
- I don’t care by Fall Out Boy
- Blinding lights by The Weeknd
One more strength workout with my son. My interest in weights is lacking this week. My job has been stressful and I’m spent by the end of the day!
Friday – 40 mins elliptical. I also went out for a walk, and had to cut it short due to an emergency phone call from work. Uggggggh. Total crap going on at work. But on a good note, I got some more fun stuff in the mail.
Saturday – 5 miles. I talked my son into going for a run with me. I’d like to keep a weekly run with him. I enticed him by promising donuts after the run. After learning how to create routes on Garmin Connect, I noticed a trail I had overlooked for years. So even though I knew the route was 5 miles, I knew he wouldn’t have his watch and know how far we were going.
He was a bit miffed when the “maybe 3 mile” route turned into 5, so he also got an iced coffee at Tim Hortons 🙂 I think that was a fair deal.
We also got a 9 mile bike ride in (son, husband and me!). The weather is almost 80 degrees! I’m loving it. And if it’s 80 degrees, a trip to the ice cream shop is a must. They have their full menu back. Woohoo!
Sunday – 9 miles, long run. I hadn’t originally planned to run, but there was no way I was going to miss out on an amazing day. The morning temp was 60 and it was perfect. Actually maybe even a little warm!
I’m also planning on going for a longer bike ride this afternoon. Soak it all in! It’s just too beautiful outside to pass up!
In case you missed it, HERE is the recap of my virtual Glass City half marathon. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Q: Does your interest in doing workout classes drop when the weather gets nice, or do you enjoy doing stuff like weights year round?
Q: Were you a Tae Bo fan back in the day??
Billy Blanks for the win! I am totally going to dig up that workout to share with my son. I used to do it all the time!