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. 

The trail less traveled.

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!

Need some more inspiration? I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Check out all of the fun blogs there!

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!

34 thoughts on “Weekly workouts – soak it up”
  1. Looks like a great week for you! You’d never know you were nursing that injury.

    We had some nice warm weather this weekend, but sadly, the cooler conditions are coming back. When will Mother Nature let us warm up for good?

    1. My hamstrings are just so crazy. The things that you think would really bother them don’t, and then sometimes it’s painful just to go for a mile run. The PT routine I do is really hard, but it makes me feel better afterwards, not sore. I guess that’s how it should work, but it just seems odd because it’s so tough!

    1. I knew he would forget to wear his Garmin, so I was just saying things like “oh, it’s just around the corner” and other very vague mileage information. I’m so bad! But I knew he could handle it.

  2. I definitely do weights all year round. That’s the CrossFitter in me, though. I love it so much and it’s so much a part of me that NOT doing it feels weird.

    Tai Bo. I did that back in the day!! Aaaannnnddd, because I didn’t know what I was doing, I pulled a groin. *face:palm* This was back in probably 95. And, funny not funny story about that – when I went to medical (I was active duty Navy back then) about it, the Navy Chief I saw asked me if I wasn’t sure it was just my time of the month and what I was feeling was cramps. No, I’m not kidding. Luckily, my parents raised me well so I did not say the things I should have and he deserved to hear. haha. He wasn’t there much longer after that, though. And, I never went back to kickboxing. End of story time. lol

  3. I used to love Tae Bo back in the day! Billy Blanks was the man. I love to workout all year around. Usually I would be biking outside already and probably swimming but that’s not happening. The bike trail is too crowded! Ride some miles for me. thanks for linking up

    1. I wanted to go out for an early bike ride to avoid people – but mostly because they are kind of like “speed bumps” on my ride. So many people to dodge during the afternoon! We ended up biking 21 miles. I’m going to sleep good tonight!

  4. Pretty cool that you basically got a 2 for 1 special from the Starbucks drive-thru!

    Totally understand what you mean about being tired after the workday and not wanting to workout. That’s why I have to get it done in the morning.

    1. I tend to go for cardio in the morning vs a strength workout. My week had a couple of really draining (mentally) days. One day I just said, “ok go grab some pizza. I don’t even have the energy left to cook anything for dinner!” Ugh. Oh yes, that was a good deal at Starbucks. I don’t know about you, but when I get a free drink, I load it up with *everything*. Espresso, extra flavor shots. The drink would have cost $8.50 with my upgrades! yikes.

  5. Right now it’s prime outdoor running season, so all I want to do is run. The nice part about being home is that I can take quick bodyweight breaks throughout the day and I feel like those are starting to add up. Work has been just a little intense lately though…our company is enforcing WFH through June 1 at least and I could use a little slack to enjoy my time at home a little more.
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    1. I think we are supposed to start wearing masks at work on Monday… which is an office. I will definitely wear my mask in the halls, but not while I sit at my desk. I come in contact with maybe 5 coworkers a day since most are offsite or working another shift. That’s crazy to wear it at my desk!

    1. When I was searching on YouTube I saw that he just put out a few “at home” workouts! He still looks in great shape. Yes, I’m happy to be running too. So far just a little rest, and a lot of PT is helping. Fingers crossed!

  6. I’m pretty set in my early morning routine, so I just do my strength workouts then (most of the time). On occasion, I sneak them in during the evening while watching tv or in between blogging stuff. If I am tempted to skip anything it’s lower-body stuff…but I do enough stairs that it’s not a huge deal if I miss those workouts once in awhile (my excuse LOL).

  7. Happy birthday!
    Glad you’re able to run through the injury, and yay new bands. Ice cream. Yum. Perfect for this weather

    1. I am happy that I can run through my issues. I just need to find the right balance of good training, and not overdoing it! I hope I can advance to using the bands soon. There’s even an extra light one, so maybe next week!

  8. Haha yes I used to do Tae Bo! I remember doing that alot when I was younger.
    Sorry you are still having hamstring issues. I know you have done alot for it, but has anyone considered if its something other than your hamstring, like a back issue? I just ask because I remember someone on Instagram sharing that she did all these treatments for her hamstring and it never got better, and turned out to be coming from her back. Just wondering. Either way, I hope you can heal it for good very soon!
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    1. I would not be surprised if it was somehow related to a leg length discrepancy. I have mentioned it to my dr before but the topic didn’t get very far. I did read some info from a chiropractor about the hamstring issue also and they were discussing a technique like Graston. I might investigate chiropractic, but I’m a bit afraid I’ll end up hurting something else before it gets better! (which is probably just a fear because I’ve never had chiropractor treatment before!)

  9. Oh, those cones look divine. I love soft-serve and we don’t have nearly enough around here. It’s Florida. There should be ice cream shops on every corner. Just my opinion.

    I hate being cooped up in a gym when the weather is nice out. Not that we can use the gym right now, anyway. Florida started opening up today, so I will be interested to see the news tonight or tomorrow to see what that looks like.

    1. We are spoiled – we have 4 ice cream shops within 5 miles! We do like our ice cream around here 🙂 Offices are open this week and stores will start opening May 12th. It should be interesting for sure!

  10. Realistically I was never a fan of anything other than running until I got turned on to the Peloton app. I have been really enjoying those short weight workouts- 20 minutes is plenty for me. I’ve definitely stuck with this more than I have in the past though so hopefully when quarantine is over I can keep going.

    Honestly I’m not quite ready for quarantine to end either! I just am not looking forward to going back to work haha…I’ve been enjoying this stay at home thing.The only thing I miss are my friends.
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    1. If I was working at home I think I would be in a groove and it would be hard to go back now! I really don’t know when my coworkers will be coming back. No plans have been disclosed yet.
      I wish the Peloton app would allow you to preview you the workout before you take it. I know you can scroll through it, but then it marks it as “taken” and I feel like I’m cheating when that happens!

  11. That’s a pretty new trail! I’d say your son earned those donuts! I think a roundhouse would hurt my hammies and mine aren’t even complaining.

    1. It was so fun to find that trail. It’s a great option because that route actually goes behind some houses so it’s quiet and pretty cool to see what houses look like!

  12. That’s great that you’ve got a plan in mind for dealing with the injury! And yay for a free drink from Starbucks 🙂 I do have a harder time getting my indoor strength training workouts in when the weather is nice, but I know I don’t do as well when I skip them. Doesn’t always help but I try to keep it in mind.
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    1. That’s a very good point. My body would thank me for keeping up the workouts. Using the Peloton app should keep me motivated to keep it up for a few more months at least!

  13. I love your social distance running club shirt! I need one of those as we’re not going to be coming out of full lockdown any time soon.

  14. I remember Billy Blanks but never did his classes. There is a Starbucks that I pass by when out running. The line is always long. I haven’t been there in month and now don’t want to anymore and wait that long. 🙂 Love the social distance shirt!

    1. I hope my family loves my Social Distance shirt too, because I’ve been wearing it almost every other day! LOL! but hey, gotta wear it while it’s still relevant. And hopefully soon we will be like “remember that time we did that thing?…” It still amazes me that the world has closed so many things and we’ve all been just staying apart.

    1. We’ve had some good news – our outdoor restaurants will be opening next week. I’m not sure if the weather will be nice enough to enjoy tables outside, but it’s a great step forward. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love to see what is happening in other countries, especially right now.

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