The good news is that I did NOT hurt myself at all last week.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate that since it seemed like I was on a never ending streak of bad luck?
I hope that I’ve got all that out of the way and my accident prone ways are tamed.
Last week’s workouts were good. I got a lot of variety and even made it to the pool one day. I’m really missing yoga but my appointments that conflicted with my fav classes are over with so it’s back to the mat next week.
Still not running (yet!) but that should change soon as I get on the Alter G at physical therapy. I’m not dealing with any pain just a lot of tightness. I feel like I want to run but I know running with that much tightness will just lead to more tightness and I’ll be back at square one in no time. Trying to be smart about things is hard when the fall weather arrived late in the week. I want to hit the trails so bad!
Basement workout – Remember when I used to do these all the time? It was nice to head downstairs immediately after waking up but I’m so glad I joined a gym. There’s just so much more variety.
40 minutes recumbent bike
30 minutes upper body and core
20 minutes Arc Trainer
20 minutes Step Mill
40 minutes lower body and core strength
Agility drills with the ladder
Ankle weight inversion/eversion
Heel walks w/ 10 lb kettlebells
Single leg balance on trampoline (eyes open and closed)
40 minutes Arc Trainer
15 minutes Rowing Machine
30 minutes Upper Body Strength
TRX push ups
Bar hangs 30 sec x 3 (pull up prep)
Eccentric pull ups
30 minutes Lateral X Elliptical
15 minutes Step Mill
30 minute walk at the beach
My Chiropractor told me to hit the sand to work on my ankle strength and mobility. Started off with wet sand at the water’s edge and walked back on the dry sand that makes you work.
And I may have tried a little snippets of a run just to see how I felt. So far, so good!
More agility work on the ladder – I still sucked
Side step with single leg hop
Stability ball single leg calf raises against the wall at an angle – It was my first time doing these – what a killer!
I had the day off from work because I was originally supposed to be in Rhode Island with Cabot Cheese touring their farms and running a 10k race. That is until, I did something really stupid 6 weeks ago (like stepping off a curb the wrong way!).
I had the day free with the kids in school and zero appointments or meetings. It was heavenly being such a bum. Well, at least a bum after I worked out.
20 minutes Step Mill alternating 20 steps forward, 20 steps left, 20 steps right
45 minutes pool running
Lunge matrix (forward, side, back)
Squat press with 45 lb plate
KB plank rows
Single leg DB shoulder press
DB chest press
TRX push ups
TRX pike planks
TRX bicycle planks
I skipped a morning workout because of things that needed to be done before soccer (which was cancelled because of the rain) and a birthday party that the kids were attending. I had every intention of working out after the party but I opted for a nap instead. There were SO many kids and they were SO loud. It was exhausting just watching it all!
45 minute trail walk with Cooper on an absolutely gorgeous fall day.
How was your week in workouts?