I’m beginning to think that I am cursed in October.
Last year, I had the worst sinus infection of my life. It was so bad that I was unable to fly to Pennsylvania for a super fun race weekend.
This week, I got hit with another sinus infection. Not nearly as bad as last year, but it made me unable to workout for most of last week’s workouts.
Thankfully, I’m feeling a ton better and am done with any more sickness. Being sick sucks!
20 minutes Lateral X Elliptical, 20 minutes Stepmill (alternating 20 steps forward, 20 steps left, 20 steps right)
Upper body and Core strength training
Eccentric pull ups
TRX bicep curls with a squat
Single leg balance with shoulder press
KB plank rows
TRX mountain climbers
I had a PT visit that day but we only did soft tissue work after my posterior tib tendon flared up and left calf was a ball of knots from my session on Thursday. We are thinking it was from the incline calf raises. I really thought I would have been able to give running a try early in the week.
30 minutes Arc Trainer, 15 minutes Stepmill ((20 steps forward, 20 steps left, 20 steps right)
Lower body and core strength training
Lunge matrix – front, side, reverse
Single leg drinking bird with KB
Single leg calf raises
TRX Pike planks
Morning Flow Yoga Class at Bending Bodhi
My alarm went off and I promptly reset it for 30 minutes later. My throat was killing me and I knew I was coming down with something. 30 minutes of sleep was better than slogging through a workout. I made it through the workday thinking I’d “only” have a sore throat. It’s never “only” a sore throat.
Beach walk just like last week, aiming for the softer sand to really work my ankle strength and mobility. I attempted to run a bit but felt more run down from my cold/sinus infection than ankle issues. Good news!
Agility drills on the Ladder (why can’t my brain comprehend the more complicated stuff?!?!)
Single leg balance on trampoline with ball catches
15 minutes total on Alter G
1 minute run @ 6.5 mph, 60% bodyweight
30 seconds walk @ 4.0 mph, 100% bodyweight
My foot felt great on the run intervals but I felt like crap from my cold/sinus infection.
Total and complete day of rest in bed. I thought I was feeling better when I woke up but lasted 15 minutes at work before I knew I should be in bed instead.
Feeling better but still not ready for a workout. I did about a 30 minute walk with the family downtown to a street festival.
I was feeling 10x better and itching to get out of the house. Despite the chance for rain, we headed out for a hike. It was humid AF, raining, super windy and fogged in at the summit, but we still had a great time. My fall foliage loving heart was all aflutter over the reds, oranges and yellows even though we aren’t even close to peak season. The good news about the no so perfect weather is that the majority of the leaf peepers weren’t clogging the trails.
I’m hopeful that thinks will return to normal this week!
How was your week in workouts?