Another week done! How was your first week of October? Besides the crazy weather, this week was pretty good. Let’s discuss!
Monday, October 1
3 mile run + PT exercises (30 minutes).
I used run/walk intervals for the run and it went well with no hip pain.
Tuesday, October 2
Spinning (30 minutes) + PT exercises (30 minutes)
Originally I had planned to go over to the gym for some strength training but we were expecting really bad storms so I opted to workout in the basement. I’m glad I did because the rain, thunder and lightning that evening was CRAZY!
Wednesday, October 3
Boot Camp (60 mins).
My arms were sore all week but finally felt back to normal on Wednesday. Thank goodness because the instructor killed us on upper body during class – ouch!
Thursday, October 4
4 mile run + PT exercises (30 mins).
No complaints for this run. Took the pace nice and easy but didn’t take any walk breaks since it was a shorter run. I also went to my ART doctor that afternoon. He did a lot of work on my hip and gave me some additional drills to do at home. My hip was so sore that night that I couldn’t sleep on my right side – but it’s fine now!
Friday, October 5
Yoga (30 minutes).
Felt good to get a nice stretch.
Saturday, October 6
9 mile run + PT exercises (30 mins).
I’m convinced that the universe was against me for this run. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Got 5 hours of sleep total (kept waking up every hour).
2. My period started unexpectedly (always a fabulous thing..not!)
3. Stomach issues that required a bathroom break but…
4. All bathrooms in the park were closed
The first 4 miles of the run were crap due to all the reasons above. Luckily I run pass a Dunkin Donuts every week and I was able to use the bathroom there. After the bathroom break, the rest of the run was much better and the hip pain was minimum. Originally I was aiming for 10 but called it at 9 because mentally I was over it. I spent the rest of the day with my heating pad and lots of tea.
Sunday, October 7
Strength Training (50 mins) + Spinning (50 mins).
Sundays usually mean double workouts and today was no different. I also did a few PT exercises once I got home.
After my workout, I went downtown for the 1st Annual That’s Amore Italian Festival. It was small, but they had lots of delicious food. I absolutely love Italian food so I’ve been looking forward to this weeks!
Total Weekly Mileage: 16 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning classes, 1 Bootcamp Class, 1 Strength Training Class, 1 Yoga class, 3 Walks
Grade This Week – A
I’m proud of myself for getting in my full PT routine almost everyday. What really helped me was doing my PT exercises as soon as I woke up in the morning so that I could get them done before going to work.
Overall my runs during the work felt fine. It’s weird because I don’t feel any pain when I run on the treadmill, but I do when I run outside. I’ve been doing my PT exercises, stretching and foam rolling a lot so I do think that it is helping. The walk breaks during my run also helped too. Although Saturday’s run started off really rocky, it had nothing to do with my hip so I’m happy for that, lol.
If you read my post earlier this week (October 2018 Goals), you know that I’m currently in a StepBet game which means I need to find creative ways to get in more steps throughout the day. I made a deal with myself that I would get in 30 minutes of activity during the workday (usually during lunch). I sit all day at work and although I get up every hour to move around, I know I still need more activity. I was able to get in a 30 minute walk Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I worked from home on Thursday, but still walked to the supermarket during my lunch break and on Friday I had the day off from work but walked downtown to meet a friend for lunch.
I’m happy with the progress that I made this week and hope it continues.
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? Do you have any races coming up this month?
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