It’s February!! I believe that we will be soon on the upswing of winter. It was a shocking -19* real feel yesterday and my weekly run at work was cancelled. While I’m glad I didn’t have to go out in that cold, I’m ready to get out of the gym and onto the pavement. I firmly believe that the coldest day is behind us and it’ll start getting warmer soon!
This week of workouts was good, aside from the lack of running. I’d like to thank you all again for your advice about my calf! There’s been a little improvement over the past few days, so hopefully it keeps getting better. Here are my workouts for the last week:
Monday: Spinning, weights, 1:00 + :30 plank
Tuesday: 3 miles, 1:15 plank. This is the day that hurt the most! (First day of class!)
Wednesday: Spinning, bodyweight exercises, 1:45 plank
Thursday: 10 miles on the stationary bike (48:00), 2:00 plank
Friday: 30 min. on the elliptical, 30 min. on the stationary bike
Saturday: 5 miles, 1:00 + :40 plank
Sunday: Rest. Lots of foam rolling and trigger pointing!
Weekly miles: 8, January miles, 72.85
I was happy with how this week went. Often when I first start feeling some pain, I just stop exercising. I made sure to stay active which really helped mentally. My five miles Saturday were the slowest miles I’ve ran in a long time, and I really focused on form and a 3:2 breathing technique. With compression, KT Tape, and lots of massaging, the pain in my calf was managable. While I’m bummed about not hitting 80 miles this month, I know if this week had been normal I would have. I also managed to stay away from beer all week (I’ll have one or two tonight) and only had two glasses of wine! I’m really trying to cut down!
I’m off to school for the morning/afternoon. Time to get some work done, and to take some ear “tymps”. I planned to be there for 9 so I’m already late! I’m looking forward to a Super Bowl party to night with my classmates. Go Seahawks!
Have you ever used KT Tape?
Are you able to read in the gym? I can on the bike, but would probably get sick if I tried on the treadmill/elliptical.