Last week’s workouts were full of fun, fall, and fear. You probably get the fun and the fall part but the fear is because I started getting a niggle on the top of my right foot. I immediately thought it was a stress fracture. Why? Because I fear getting another one.
It turns out that it was not a stress fracture and not even an injury. My chiropractor, who is a master magician with my feet, put the bones back where they were supposed to be and I’ve been all good ever since.
So take it from me, don’t immediately freak out as soon as a niggle pops up. Assess and seek an expert opinion. It’s better that way.
30 minutes bike
Bullet proof leg circuit
DB renegade row w/ push up
Cable row with reverse lunge
Banded pull ups
DB bicep curl/tricep ext
8 mile trail run
Anya and I hit up the new trails again at Stonehouse Forrest for Trail Tuesday. The signage was much better than last week as we try to figure out the lay of the land. I wanted to try to get the crown back for a Strava segment but it turns out that we took a different trail in so we cut the segment short. Damn it! Guess we’ll have to go back again. Haha!
Update: Anya went back over the weekend and CRUSHED the segment. She is now the rightful Queen. I’ve got some work to do! 😉
20 minutes Elliptical
10 minutes Stepmill
After consistently doing the Stepmill at least 1-2 week from March-September, I felt like that beast wasn’t so bad anymore. Don’t get me wrong, it still made me sweat like crazy and was hard AF. I haven’t done it since the week before VT50k. Today was the day to get back into it. Let me tell you, 10 minutes was hard! Sheesh. How did I ever do 40 minutes before?!?!
DB bench press
DB pull overs
TRX SL row
TRX bicep curl/tricep ext
Barbell curtsy lunges
Stability ball core: bridge, stirring the pot, plank roll ins
4.5 mile run
I woke up to 40 degrees and made the last minute switch from capris to long tights. Who am I? In years past, I would wear shorts till temps were in the 30s. Now it’s the 40s and I’m wearing long tights. I think I’ve lost my cold weather grit. Or maybe it just seems too dark and too early for this weather. Whatever it is, I don’t like it.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I was up later than usual on Friday night so sleep won Saturday morning. We had a packed day with archery for Lukas and an end of season soccer jamboree for Avery so there was little time for me to have fun. I opted for a walk with Max and THIS mini band workout. That’s the beauty of the off-season!
5 mile run
I woke up to pouring rain and a forecast of even heavier rain as the day went on. It was only 41 degrees and just gray. If you say you like running in the rain, clearly you haven’t run in a cold rain. My least favorite thing about fall – cold, gray and rainy days. Max needed to run some crazy off so he tagged along. Initially I was going to go to the trails but Ron reminded me that a wet dog is better than a wet and muddy dog. And Max would have been VERY muddy.
We kept things mellow and easy. I was done with the cold after 5 miles. )Thank you, off season!) During the run, it’s not so bad. It’s the trying to warm up afterwards that’s the worst. I ate/drank all the hot things and took an extra long scalding shower and was still freezing all day.
How was your week in workouts?
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