Happy Sunday, and most importantly, HAPPY FALL!! I have been waiting for Fall since the first day of summer, lol. I will welcome the cooler temps, apple picking, boots, leather jackets and all things pumpkin with open arms 🙂
After my crazy weekend of running, I took things super light this week. I also wanted to rest my hip so I didn’t do any runs during the week. I was hoping this would result in a nice run on Saturday but that didn’t exactly happen (more on that later). Here’s how my week went!
Monday, September 17
Yoga (45 minutes).
Since I was still walking like a baby duck, I decided to take a lunchtime yoga class. The gym at my office building is offering free yoga classes twice a week for a limited time, so I will surely take advantage!
Tuesday, September 18
Walking (30 minutes).
Still felt sore and uncomfortable, but I wanted to shake out the legs with a 30 minute power walk. My legs did feel better after the walk.
Wednesday, September 19
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
My legs finally felt back to normal (no soreness), so I decided to try my weekly boot camp class. Thankfully the instructor focused on arms and circuit so my legs didn’t get banged up too much!
Thursday, September 20
Walking (45 minutes).
Another afternoon walk and the weather was beautiful!
I also found these sneakers in the back of my closet – SCORE! I vaguely remember putting them back there in the middle of the summer, but had totally forgotten about them. Nothing like finding new sneakers!
Friday, September 21
Saturday, September 22
5 mile run.
No need to sugarcoat it, this run sucked. My headphones weren’t working so I had to do the run without music, which was complete torture for me. Kudos to all of the runners that don’t need music, but I’m just not that person, lol. My first 3 miles were great, actually better than great with much faster mile splits, but then the wheels fell off. My hip pain came back. I stoped to stretch twice, which made it feel better, but I was so disappointed by the end of my run.
Sunday, September 23
Spinning (60 minutes) + PT exercises (30 minutes).
Class went well. Figured this was a safe workout and wouldn’t aggravate my hip and I was right. I also spent about 30 minutes doing my PT routine from a few years ago, including work with resistance bands.
Total Weekly Mileage: 5 miles
Summary: 1 run, 1 spinning classes, 1 Boot Camp class, 1 Yoga class, 2 Walks
Grade This Week – B
I have some fun races lined up this Fall:
October 20 – SoNo Half Marathon in Norwalk, CT
October 27 – Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon in Wilmington, DE
November 3 – Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York, NY
November 22 – Westchester Turkey Trot 5K in Valhalla, NY
December 1-2 – Rock n Roll San Antonio 5K and Half Marathon in San Antonio, TX
December 9 – Kiawah Island Golf Resort Half Marathon in Kiawah Island, SC
Because I have a few different races (and distances), I’m not going to be training for one race in particular. I just want to make sure that I can get through the races in one piece, and finish strong. As you can see, it’s going to be really hard to do any of these races if I don’t get my hip issue under control 🙁 This actually almost feels similar to an ITB injury I had a few years ago. I still have the PT program I followed for that so I think I’m going to try that program again and see it it helps. I know that I have weak glutes so I’m sure that’s part of the reason as well. On my Instagram post yesterday SO many people left really good suggestions on how to solve the issue so I’ll be looking into all of those as well. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn’t derail my Fall racing plans.
As I was sulking after my run yesterday, I decided to sign up for two more races. It totally makes sense to sign up for races when you’re fighting an injury, right? I signed up for the Rock n Roll San Antonio 5K and Half Marathon in December. I’ve never been to Texas so I’m looking forward to running and exploring the city and eating all the barbecue food I can find. I also signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15K race in Philly in April 2019. I did this race before and it was pretty fun, plus you get chocolate!
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? Are you excited that we’re officially into the Fall season?
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