For weeks…errr…months now, I have meant to have 1 day a week where I discuss my workouts and training plans. Since December 2014 I have been recovering from a hip injury. I toyed around with running again on and off during the spring, but each time my hip felt like it was going to fall out of the socket. I decided to just take it easy with running and participate in other workouts that didn’t bother my hip. That meant a lot of swimming, some weight lifting, walking, volleyball, biking and light Zumba dancing! Plus stretching and foam rolling to keep my hip feeling ok.
A few weeks ago I decided to try to start running again and I was surprised that it felt ok! It was SLOW, but no pain! After all my years of running (wow, just over 10 now since I decided I wanted to run vs it being forced on me), I feel like I am starting over from scratch. And of course there is the random heel pain that I have been having that has hindered things a little bit.
Thankfully a great friend recommended me these little toe stretchers and they have been really helping tons! Just a few min a day and I have had less heel pain! Yay! (Thanks Sharon!)
It feels good to be able to get out a few times a week, even if it just a few miles. It has felt even better to get back out on the bike!
Even some indoor biking has been back in the rotation.
Lifting weights has always been a passion of mine! I have been on the weight floor on and off since I was in high school! I love doing things on my own, but once I discovered Body Pump classes, I have only lifted weights on my own a handful of times! I mean, for me, it is great! In 60 min I can get a full body workout and I have loads of fun with my friends! Plus it is motivating to me to show up for my classes! 🙂
Over the summer I was only able to attend 1-2 times a week due to my schedule and the class schedules! But now I am able to make it 3-4 times a week! I have already seen changes in my muscles and in the amount of weight I can lift! It makes me happy to have at least one area of fitness/body changing!
And then there is the Bosu Challenge! I have been working on getting in the daily challenges and bonuses when I can also! Not something I normally do, so it has been kicking my booty for real!
I have a duathlon in 11 days, so I have been trying to motivate myself to get myself out there and run/bike/run! So far it has not happened. This weekend I am getting some aero bars for my bike (thanks to a gift cert I won from my MRTT group!!), and I know that will motivate me even more to get out there! I was really hoping to be in better shape for this race, but alas, life has gotten in the way and thrown be for a loop a lot the last few weeks. So my new goal is to finish and have fun 🙂
For my birthday I received an ithlete finger sensor. It has been helping me to evaluate how my body is doing and how hard I should train each day!
Some days are better than others! My main issue is needing more quality sleep! So I am also working on that along with my regular training!
Goals for the next week:
Thursday- Body Pump + 2-3 mile walk/run
Friday- Probably a run depending on how long my tire replacement goes…If not a run, then elliptical for 45-60 min.
Saturday- Practice duathlon
Sunday- Speed drills on bike and running
Monday- Body Pump & 3 miles + 90 min beach volleyball
Tuesday- 10 miles on bike & Zumba
Wednesday- Body Pump + 3 miles running
Plus the Bosu Challenge each day!
So let’s see how this goes!