Welcome to race recovery week! I told myself I was going to take a whole week (or maybe 2 weeks!) off following the Glass City half marathon to let my injury heal up (race recap HERE). Well, I made it half a week. I really did think I was feeling good, and then things went a bit downhill again. Sigh. I ran 6 miles this week, walked a few miles, lots of time on the elliptical, and biked 20 miles. I did get to the gym twice, so that was good, but overall the week did not end where I had hoped it would. It’s time to focus on what was working for me (no running??) and what was not (maybe the new PT exercises were a bit too much?). What’s the rush? I am signed up for Chicago in October, but my husband is hoping to run a marathon in early September, so of course I would like to join him since I’ll be there too. And that means the training plan would be starting in the next few weeks… body willing.
Mon – Gym day! I usually take the Monday after a marathon off work, which is what this was planned for. Even though I ended up running the half, I kept my day off work! I had a lot to catch up on following that crazy busy last week. Today’s workout upper body at the gym wearing my new race shirt of course! I also went for a mile walk for fresh air and to loosen my legs.
Tues – 40 mins elliptical, to get the legs moving! Also feeling a bit sore from the gym.
Weds – Rest day! Not sure what I was resting from, but this is typically my rest day, so I stuck with it. At work I was greeted by a few birthday cards (from last week). My daughter delivered my birthday present. Gourmet cookies. Yum, yum, yum!
Thurs – 3 miles running. My body was feeling recovered from the race, so I decided to try running. Things felt OK, although I could feel a bit of hammy tightness, reminding me the pain in the butt was still there.
Fri – 40 mins elliptical. No exercise pics but I’ll share my kitten pictures. Awwww! They are a great group of kittens. They are now allowed to roam around so they pop up under our couch or in the kitchen unexpectedly! I started back up with my PT exercises today.
Sat – 3 miles running, 20 miles biking. I thought running a few miles would be a good start to my day. Sadly, the pain in the butt was worse! Dang it!! I thought I was heading the right direction on this injury and now it was feeling more sore again. Maybe doing PT yesterday flared it up? Not sure, but it was a bit of a bummer.
For some cross training I went for a bike ride out to the soccer fields to see my son refereeing some games. This will probably be his last year for refereeing since he’s heading to college. I know he’ll miss it.
Sun – 40 mins elliptical. My elliptical has been seeing a lot of me lately! We are having a garage sale next week so it’s time to start getting that ready. That’s a workout just hauling stuff from the basement to the garage!
If you have been following my blog for awhile you’ll know that I got 6,500 Starbucks stars several years ago when I opened a Starbucks credit card. Now, I’m down to only 500 stars! Boooo! They are discontinuing the credit card, so it’s time we part ways. I certainly did make use of that card and it’s rewards. Two more free drinks today, two more to go 🙂
Let’s finish up with an adorable kitten picture! Awww, these cuties! Dora, Punky, Sunny and Bella.
Q: For the Caroline Girvan fans out there – did you see her new app?
I think it would be a great program for strength training, but I don’t follow a plan that consistently so it won’t work for me right now. It was exciting to hear from her again!