Workouts 1/26 – 2/1/15

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!)

It felt good to get dressed for school again.
It felt good to get dressed for school again.

Wednesday: Spinning, bodyweight exercises, 1:45 plank

Thursday: 10 miles on the stationary bike (48:00), 2:00 plank

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Definitely got some weird looks, but hey I had to read.

 

Friday: 30 min. on the elliptical, 30 min. on the stationary bike

Saturday: 5 miles, 1:00 + :40 plank

My life support.
My life support.

Sunday: Rest. Lots of foam rolling and trigger pointing!

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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.

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9 thoughts on “Workouts 1/26 – 2/1/15

  1. I’ve used KT on my calves,piriformis, quad and hamstring. I really think it helps to give some extra support to the muscle! I can’t read on a treadmill- I used to be able to and I have no idea how I did it! I remember one time studying for grad school while running 12 miles on the treadmill! Never again….

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    • I agree! It made a world’s of difference when I was dealing with my ITB pain. 12 miles of studying!? That sounds awful! But we have to do what’s needed to get through!

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  2. -19 is cold! I’ve had to walk to classes in that weather, and I’m glad I now only have to run from my car into the office for the day. I’ve never used KT Tape…I want to try it, it just seems so expensive! I can’t read at all at the gym. Sometimes if the machine has the TV screen on the display, rather than raised up or separate, I can’t even watch it because the bouncing bothers me so much.

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    • I’m so thankful I don’t have far to walk from my car to my classes. I don’t know how these students do it!
      KT Tape is a little pricey. I use the KT Tape Pro which runs more than the regular KT Tape, but one application tends to stay on for a week, which is much longer than their cotton tape! I think it’s worth the splurge on it!

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  3. ::shakes fist at the Seahawks:: That was TERRIBLE.
    KT Tape is a lifesaver for me too! I use it for everything. 🙂
    I had to look at that temperature three times to process the – in front of it. I’m done complaining about cold weather now. 🙂

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    • I’m so mad about the Seahawks loss! I still won’t admit that the winner actually won…The Ravens wouldn’t have screwed that play up!
      This cold has got. to. go. It was -26 yesterday! I’m done.

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