Two things about last week’s workouts that stand out:
1 ) I ran two times
2 ) I joined a gym
After 8 weeks of no running and only one week of wearing a boot (but probably should have had it on longer), I’m feeling optimistic that I’m on the other side of this fibula stress fracture. I’m excited to get back to “normal” running.
I’ve been trying to get an answer to why I get injured every single year. It seems that it’s in my biomechanics somewhere, the question is where and how do I fix it? I’ve had gait analysis (numerous) and my strength tests good. I read an article over the weekend about how a difference in leg length can contribute to injuries that repeatedly occur on one side. I was told I have a shorter leg at one time. It’s definitely something that I need to explore more with all the specialists I’m seeing.
30 minutes recumbent bike
20 minutes glute strength workout
First workout at Planet Fitness.
It’s funny that I haven’t had a gym membership in 7 years yet the gym scene remains oddly similar. While I was on the Arc Trainer, it gave me the opportunity to people watch. Even though it was the no judgement zone, let’s just say that I may have been passing some judgement. I’m looking at you guy who would do a 5 reps of biceps curl and then would proceed to walk around the whole gym and make small talk for at least 10 minutes. He repeated this numerous times in 45 minutes.
I don’t get it. Who has time like that to waste?
45 minutes Arc Trainer
30 minutes chest, triceps, core
Second PT appointment. Dan killed my calves and ankles with oodles of strengthening and stretching exercises in addition to Graston. I ended the session with 20 minutes on the AlterG starting at 35% bodyweight and ending at 100% bodyweight for the last two minutes with no pain.
30 minutes elliptical
30 minutes leg and glute strengthening, core
My calves were so sore today. On top of the soreness from Tuesday’s PT appointment, walking around in the boot and in Dansko’s makes everything tighten up. I spent the evening stretching, rolling and using The Stick to work it out.
45 minutes Arc Trainer
30 minutes back, biceps, core
Another PT session that focused on single leg balance, strength and stretching. I had fun playing with the Rebounder. I need one for at home! I wonder if I could make my own rather than pay $650 or more?
20 minutes AlterG @ 80% bodyweight
20 minutes Morning Flow yoga followed up with stretching and Egoscue Exercises.
60 minutes Arc Trainer
10 minutes Stepmill
I got the OK to test out my fibula on the Stepmill from my PT. He wants me to stress the bone but not to the point where it’s pain. No problems, no pain. Woohoo!
Bosu Balance Exercises and core work at home.
My kids’ gave me the best Mother’s Day present – I slept in till 7:45 a.m.! I can’t remember the last time I did that. Rather than slipping away to the gym for a workout I decided to hang out and lay low for the day. It felt wonderful.
How was your week in workouts?
Have you ever used a Rebounder?