I decided that my second post-marathon week was a good time to get back into the swing of full blown workouts – a week off was quite enough!
I’ve started on my quest to be in what I refer to as “personal trainer shape.” I definitely lack in the upper body and core department! Here’s how Week 1 went down:
Monday: Upper Body Strength Training Day 1 (Chest, Shoulders, Biceps), plus 10 minutes on the elliptical to loosen up my lower body for stretching, and abs.
Tuesday: Ran 5 miles
Wednesday: Upper Body Strength Training Day 2 (Triceps, Back), abs, and 5 mile run.
Thursday: Power Basic Yoga
Saturday: Walked 3 miles.
Sunday: Ran/Walked 4 miles
Phew! I’m ready to take on Week 2 – but with a minor change to my schedule.
No running. My calf that I’ve been going on and on about all week is still not feeling like running for me. When I do try to run on it, my form suffers, and I get pain in strange places like my foot and shin. So, I am going to suck it up and take Monday through Friday of this week completely off of running. I will instead either ride the stationary bike, or the arc trainer.
Between no runs, and a massage that I have scheduled for tomorrow night, I’m hoping my legs will be up to normal running again come Saturday or Sunday. I’m playing it safe here because it is getting better. I can walk normal and stairs aren’t agonizing anymore – but it still acts up when I run, so I know that the only way to heal it 100% is to not run on it.
I’ll probably sneak in a couple of lunch time walks and/or doggy walks this week too – since it’s supposed to be gorgeous all week!
In other news – did anyone else have an incredible weekend like I did?
Yesterday started with that 3 mile walk, followed up by an amazing trip to Boston for lunch with Jess, Jolene, and Meaghan. LOVE these ladies – we had lunch at Snappy Sushi and chatted for a good 3 hours. It was so much fun – I feel like we’ve all been friends for so long, since we just fall into a perfect chatty friendly comfort zone. I’m pretty sure none of us wanted to leave, if only we could sit and talk and eat sushi all. day. long.
Pictures shamelessly stolen from Jess
Awesome times, can’t wait to see these ladies again – SOON!
Then I had to rally for fun times #2 of the day – dinner with Jen and Paul. They made an incredible boiled dinner – complete with corned beef from Whole Foods. I’ve never had Whole Foods meat before – holy, it was delicious. We sat, and ate, and talked, and ate some more for a good two hours! Then me, Jen, and Alison (sorry if I spelled your name wrong!) walked to the Irish pub down the street from Jen and Paul’s house for a couple of beers, where we sat and talked and talked and talked some more.
Funny how that’s what us girls do, isn’t it? I never get tired of talking LOL
Today I woke up (kind of late – staying out til 1:30 a.m. will do that) to a beautifully sunshiny day! After studying for a couple of hours, I headed out into the beauty for some yard work (aka cleaning up after my dog and filling in all the holes she dug!). I was in running capris and a tee shirt all day – amazing!
My legs felt great thanks to this little contraption that I used at Jen and Paul’s house:
But, alas, not good enough to run the entire 4 miles. Hence, my decision to take a few days off. I also bought one of these because it feels amazing.
I wound down the afternoon with some stretching out on my deck, with a “tropical slushy” that I created!
Then later in the afternoon it was a beer on the deck with mom before dinner! I love being able to spend so much time outside!
How was your weekend? Anything exciting or particularly awesome happen to you?