Another week of not running as scheduled due to pain in the butt. There are 5 weeks until the Glass City marathon and my hopes of running the full marathon are quickly slipping away. Heck, I’m not even sure I’d be “pain free enough” to run the half! My best day ever goal for Glass City was to qualify for Boston, and then enjoy a “fun run” at the Chicago Marathon, but my goals need to shift now. But in the grand scheme of things, I’m fine with it. Since it’s a local race I haven’t spent a lot of money on it, like a destination race. I have also considered joining a relay team. That would be a fun way to still be involved in race day! I was able to cross train this week (walking, rowing, elliptical, spin bike) and even ran almost 15 miles (oh wow!).
Mon – URD (unscheduled rest day) 40 mins spin bike. I just go “old school” on my spin bike and do steady pedaling. Watched a movie. Was mostly bored out of my mind. Haha! This didn’t cause pain, but cycling indoors is not my jam.
Tues – URD. I thought today might be the day I would run, but after just a minute on the treadmill I knew this was not going to be the day! 40 mins of elliptical again. Spent the rest of the day a little sore. I didn’t think Voltaren was helping the situation, but since I didn’t put it on today, and I was in pain, maybe it is.. and I won’t skip using it tomorrow!
One thing I really miss is my Tuesday routine. Since it’s my work from home day, it has been my morning to sleep in a little, knock out a serious workout (lately 10 miles!) and still be able to ease into my work day. Sigh. I’m sure you most of you know exactly what I’m talking about in terms of injury and missing routines!
Fun event at night – the last performance for my son in jazz band! Three bands performed. Each band sounded great, but the top band (my son is in) really sounded amazing (not saying that just because I’m his mom 😉 ). My son even had a little solo, which he didn’t tell me about. What a surprise!! When I gave him the evil eye later as he walked past he said “you didn’t ask!” What a stinker. I thought we had a good spot in the front row, and then of course he was hidden by a music stand. That’s him in the hat in the back row.
Weds – 40 mins elliptical. I do work up quite a sweat using the elliptical, so it was a good start to the day despite the fact I was super tired. Once again I woke up feeling pretty good and thought today might be the running day, but as soon as I bent over to tie my shoes I was reminded that today is NOT the day.
In the afternoon I enjoyed the sunshine and walked a 5K around my neighborhood. I saw signs of spring! (and signs of the leftover fall leaves that still need to be removed from our landscaping! 😆)
Thurs – 3.1 miles, running. After getting up early with my son for school, I went back to bed and slept in until 9am! I was feeling a bummed about the running situation. But after I got up, I decided to give it a go. I ran a slow 5K around the neighborhood. It wasn’t pain free, but it didn’t completely suck so I was happy with that.
I went to gym and used the rowing machine and did weights. Yay!
I went to the track session for the Dave’s training group. I miss indoor track!! The really nice thing about the training program is having a physical therapist available at track night. I got a quick diagnosis and I was surprised to hear he did not think it was an issue with my piriformis. He thought it was high hamstring issues. Nooooooooooooo! That was not what I wanted to hear. Hamstring pain is my nemesis and I really do not want to fool around with that situation. I immediately worked on getting an appointment for some PT. I can’t get in until Weds next week, but I am already looking forward to addressing this problem!
Fri – 3.1 miles, running. Another effort to test the waters. Slightly faster this time, but only because I misjudged the weather and was cold! It was drizzly and windy, and sure didn’t feel like 50 degrees. I should have had on something more than a green shirt for St Patrick’s day!
I had a fun evening working packet pickup for the Shamrockin’ Blarney Shuffle.
Sat – 8.5 miles “long run”. Once again I decided to go out and see what I could do. My path was busy with a race and the training group run, and it was super windy and cold. I stayed close to home with the hopes of maybe getting to 10 miles, but by 8 miles it was clear that I better just head home. I was once again a bit bummed with my run but it’s nothing a huge Starbucks can’t fix. It’s a good thing teenagers sleep in late because by the time I got home my son was making pancakes so I joined him for brunch. I quickly forgot about silly old running.
Sun – 40 mins elliptical. Getting the legs and body moving, and working up a sweat. Check, check, done!
So what’s next for me? I guess I’ll see where physical therapy takes me. I doubt I can still pull it together for the full marathon, but who knows. I haven’t officially switched events yet.
Q: Random topic: snoring! Does anyone live with someone who snores loud? Is it you??
I have recently been snoring very loud (reported from my tired family). I have been using nasal strips which really helps. I don’t want to wear them for an extended period though because my nose is turning red where the strip was! I am wondering what other people have has success with…
Q: Do you have a March Madness bracket that hasn’t been busted yet??
I’m out with Purdue already. What an upset!!