Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Before we jump into last week’s workouts, let’s chat about what went down on Thursday.

That’s the day I finally got in to see an orthopedic about my injury situation.   I was convinced it was a distal fibula stress fracture after having a couple of physical therapist friends look at it.  Pain right on the bone, came on suddenly, failed the jump test, failed the sensitivity test. I even brought my old boot from 2 years ago to the appointment.  There was no way I was leaving with ANOTHER left foot boot when I had one at home.

For a moment, I felt like I was on the Maury Show, the show that always is doing paternity tests.  The results are back.  You DO NOT have a stress fracture.  My initial thoughts were of complete joy.  The diagnosis is tendonitis vs pre stress fracture.  I know tendonitis is a complete pain in the ass to kick (been there!) but the doctor seemed to think I’d be back up and running soon enough. I can’t say I’m on board with that feeling. The pain in my fibula has definitely decreased BUT I’m still getting weird pains.  I guess I just need to see if it goes away.  If it doesn’t, then I’ll probably be getting an MRI in a couple of weeks.

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In addition to my diagnosis I was also told I have a cavus foot, basically a high arch.  When you look at my foot, my arch looks fairly normal, however on x-ray it’s quite high.  The doctor seems to think I might need a different orthotic.  I know everyone swears orthotics are the devil’s work but I’m one of those oddities that actually needs them.  Thanks mom and dad for the wonky feet.

So I walked out of the ortho’s office with my boot in my bag, a referral back to physical therapy and an order to get my Vitamin D checked.  I’ve never had it tested before.  It seems like everyone is low, especially those of us in the upper half of the U.S., so I’m sure I’ll need to be on a supplement.  Maybe that’s one of the many reasons I’m getting injured so much?

Last week’s workouts…hmmmm.  I was in a funk with low energy and too much crap going on. I did what I wanted and that wasn’t a whole lot.


Quick strength training in the evening except I did squats and modified burpees (no jumping) for set #4.

Last week's workouts. Try this bodyweight tabata the next time you are stuck inside and need a quick sweat session.


Morning Yoga Flow class at Bending Bodhi

45 minutes pool running (10 min easy, intervals 3 min hard, 2 min easy x 6, 5 min easy)

This was after chaperoning my daughter’s 1st grade class at the Children’s Museum.  That totally counts as a workout too, right?

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45 minutes bike trainer

20 minutes strength

Walking lunges 2 x 20

Side lunge 2 x 20

Single leg deadlift 2 x 20

Modified burpees 2 x 20

Bulgarian Split Squats 2 x 20

Plank variations 3 x 60 sec each


60 minutes pool running (10 min easy, intervals x who knows how many because I had so many other random things floating through my brain as I’m treading water)

This was after chaperoning my son’s 1st grade class at the Children’s Museum.  Again, I think this definitely qualifies as a workout. And by the way, I don’t want to go back to the museum for a very, very long time.

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Rest day!


45 minutes bike trainer

20 minutes strength

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60 minutes recumbent bike

30 minute walk at the beach to get a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea.

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Linking up with Ilka/Angela and Hoho/Tricia for the weekly workout wrap up.



19 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I feel like I can relate to the things you were saying in the beginning so much! I finally went to a podiatrist for my post tib that has been bothering me on and off since last June (already did 4 months of PT) and he mentioned that I have high arches or concave feet. Also, I was recently told that my Vitamin D levels were low so I am taking a supplement for that. My podiatrist thinks I still have a bit of tendonitis so I think we are going the orthotic route. I tried to avoid them for a long time but I think Im at the point where they are definitely worth a try!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted..Sore Legs and Cautious OptimismMy Profile

    1. OMG – you are my foot twin! The ortho said maybe I should see a podiatrist too but they would probably give me different advice then him. I’m really not sure what to do. I think the orthotic that I have has helped in addition to paying attention to strength of my hips and core more. I went for a new orthotic earlier in March and my feet had actually improved quite a bit. But then again, I could just be grasping at straws, looking for the right answer! 🙂

  2. I was SO happy to hear it wasn’t a stress fracture but I know it sucks to still be dealing with the pain and not being able to run all the miles!! My vitamin D is definitely low (as per my last InsideTracker blood test) but it’s no wonder!!! My workouts last week were pretty awful too so let’s hope this week is better for both of us!!
    And OMG doing anything with a first grade class for more then 7 minutes counts as a workout.
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    1. It’s getting better everyday. The true test will be when I try to run again. I’m bummed about Sugarloaf but it’s giving me some time to figure out what I really need to do.

  3. No stress fracture! That’s a win Angela! I hope you find the right orthotics. I think mine contributed to my foot injury. At this point I’m so cautious of orthotics, running shoes you name it… I just want my foot to heal already. So, yes, I totally understand how you feel. Pool running is so great to keep up your running fitness and stamina – in a way it feels even more intense,doesn’t it? My core is super sore after pool running. Absorbing some Vitamin Sea is always a good idea – it’s amazing how Vitamin D-deficient we sometimes are even when we live hot and sunny climates.
    You still had a great active week anyway, and yes, chaperoning your son’s 1st grade class around the Children’s Museum totally counts as a workout!!
    Have a great week Angela!! Feel better!
    Ilka recently posted..Sunday Fitness & Food – Happy Weekend!My Profile

    1. I really don’t know what to think about orthotics anymore. I’ve been told so many different things that it’s hard to know which one to believe.

  4. Hooray for no stress fracture! And now that you have a plan of action, hopefully you will be feeling better and back to running soon!
    My GYN has me supplement vitamin D since I have hormone problems, run, and live where the sun disappears from November through April. I’m usually not a fan of supplements but taking that one makes a huge difference.
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted..Mile Markers: The Little ThingsMy Profile

    1. I’m kind of amazed at how many people are low in Vitamin D. And not just a little bit, a HUGE amount. It should be interesting to see what my levels are.

  5. I’m another gal with really high arches. It is the reason I am fracturing my metatarsal bones. (Heavy sigh). After chewing a yummy chocolate Vitamin D supplement from GNC for years, my levels stay normal. I’ve also had a bone density test — normal. I know I should probably try orthotics but I’m truly afraid it will cause something else to go out of whack (hips, knee, etc.). Kudos for doing the pool running. I did that for almost two months once and it takes mental toughness, for sure. Thanks for linking, Angela.

  6. I’m so glad to hear you do not have a stress fracture! Tendinitis can be a pain, but with the proper rest and care, hopefully you will be back up and running soon! Thanks so much for linking up at Sunday Fitness & Food.

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