|Copyright Lisa Montag Brotman|
Here is how last week went:
Sunday = 2100 yard Swim - Started to feel the old shoulders complain toward the end of the workout. I was not surprised at this since I have been swimming more to offset the no running or cycling. I decided to back off on the swim this week.
Monday = Rest day - I tried out a couple of new recipes in honor of fall. I made Pumpkin Cornbread & Pumpkin Chili. They were both really good, even Steve said so. The cornbread was on the sweet side which is exactly how I like it & you couldn't taste the pumpkin in the chili. I think it helped make it a little thicker. Check out the recipe HERE I made no mods to the cornbread but did add one can of beans & some cayenne pepper to the chili for a kick. YUM.
Tuesday = 7AM Pilates which included 200 squats which I felt every single one of them until Friday afternoon. My legs are strong so I didn't have a problem doing the 200 squats but when it comes to planks and the other endless core exercises....forget about it...I am a big weakling. I am loving this class and it is really loving me back especially the next AM when I try to get out of bed. I feel those exercises when I try to sit up out of bed. Maybe I am crazy but I love that sore feeling!
Wednesday = First Physical Therapy at UK Sports Medicine - This is why I am optimistic. The PT worked with me for an hour. The hour included analyzing my walk gate, lots of deep stretches, some serious manual therapy, put on a pain patch for my bum and gave me a list of exercises & stretches to do at home. She said I could spin as long as it didn't cause any acute pain.
Regarding the manual therapy, WOW, this was crazy, crazy painful but I think this is exactly what I needed. I do the foam roller at home but I can't get that deep or inflict that much pain on myself. She worked on my hip flexors first & then used these hard plastic tools to work on my piriformis. I have some serious bruises on my bum & down my leg BUT I have more mobility in my hip then I have had for a long time. I go back next Thursday. I am optimistic that I will be running again by the end of the month. Fingers crossed.
Thursday = PT exercises, stretches & 7AM Pilates - Yep went back for some more. The combo of Tuesdays class & Wednesday's PT made me feel like I had been run over by a mack truck!
The Run the Bluegrass half marathon in the spring. The logo will be different but shirt will be the same.
Friday = Rest Day - I was planning on doing Power Yoga after work but at 4:50 I received a text from Steve that he & Karma were sitting on the patio having a beer. Yep, that's all it took....no will power today.
Saturday = PT exercises & stretches.
|Steve & Stephanie from Indy|
|Some teams decorated their vans. Guess that helped them locate their van amongst the hundreds of other white passenger rental vans!|
Non-Runners Marathon Guide for Women from Christie at Changing from Fat to Fit. I am looking forward to reading it. It feels like an eternity since I have run and I think the motivation will do me some good! Christie is less than a month away from running her first half marathon! Yay Christie!! You can check out her blog HERE
Have a great week y'all! Thanks for reading!