Gooood Morning peeps,
How are you today? It's the Xmas week and for many of us a pretty busy week. I for one haven't done any Xmas shopping yet. Except for one present I bougt online, but I'm not sure it'll get here before Xmas
It's a brand new week, let's make it a good one!
This morning was approx. 50 minutes of chest/back. This workout requires you to go as heavy as you can and has 75 seconds of rest in between sets and 3 min of rest inbetween groups of exercises. I don't go as heavy as I can (not looking to build muscle, just stay firm and toned) so I shortened the rests and started the next set as soon as I felt ready. But, I suppose bench pressing on an incline with 8kg dbs is not exactly called light weights for a woman
Skipped abs again. I'm sooooo doomed in my mid section
And what have you guys been up to?
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
I love my doctor and although I'm not sure what a stress fracture it supposed to feel like, I'm not feeling any pain or discomfort at all. Am I just a really fast healer? Has my pain threshold become so elevated that I'm not feeling it? Has the steroid given me a false sense of security?
I'm no expert but as of today, I can't tell that anything was wrong. Earlier last week, after the pain had subsided, I could feel a knot - a bump of sorts, under the toe joint that was swollen. But nothing today. I don't get it.
Have a great week.
PS - done with shopping last week. First time EVER I've been done early.
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Went to see a sports medicine doctor today. His guess is osteitis pubis. I have previously looked at this as a possibility and dismissed it because the pain from that is supposed to be more in the middle of the pubic bone. I think my pain is too far to the side, but I'm not the doctor. I certainly hope that the Dr. is correct. The treatment for OP is mostly rest which is obviously better than surgery. The down side is that it can take several months to heal. I will start going to PT in Jan.
Since the Dr. told me to stop doing all physical activities and let the area rest I decided to go dirt biking today. I just picked up another bike last week from a guy at work and I've been itching to give it a try. I managed to loose control of the bike and wrecked it into my fence and shed. A quick trip to the ER shows that i did NOT break my foot. It just feels like I did. I'm just sitting here with rest, ice, compression, elevation and vicadin.
My avatar shows the new bike before the wreck.
Lower Potomac River Marathon - March 8
Quiet here. Seems everyone is very busy getting ready for Xmas. So am I. Plus my R-knee is iffy.
I'll try to get a run in late afternoon when I'm done with all the grocery shopping and prepping dishes.
I've been doing quick 3 milers on the upstairs treadmill during this busy week. Just wanted to say Happy holidays before hubby and I take off for New York (home for me). I'm hoping to get a lap in Central Park tomorrow before the food fest begins.
Have a safe and wonderful week, A
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
MEC Trail Race Series - race one January 11 2015 Point Pleasant Park DNS
MEC Trail Race Series - race two April 19 2015 Citadel Ramparts
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2015
Halifax Navy 5k August 2015
Happy Holidays everyone.
Oooh, that does sound fun, Trey! Wish I coulda been there too.
Did 5 slow miles last night. Finally recovered from Saturdays effort and the 2 weeks buildup to it, except for a catch in my left ham. Need to do some massage and icing on that.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
May 2015 training target: 3-day Rogue River Trail Running Vacation in Oregon!
Very busy getting the food prepped for tomorrow. And get all the presents. And the groceries. Why do I always leave it till the last day? (Cause I just don't like it.)
No runs sofar this week. Hope to get one in tomorrow.
Merry Xmas everyone.
Got off early for Xmas Eve and thought it would be so lovely to run in the daylight. Clear and cold - turned out to be in the mid-30's. Made it about one freakin mile before I realized I didn't dress warm enough (I thought it was in the 40's) and my muscles were tight and cramping up, particularly left ham. Pitiful. Limped through the 4-mile route, partly walking; can count only 2 miles towards the goal. Spent some time in front of the fire with my massage ball after that disaster. Sure hope tomorrow's run is better.
We've got my family Christmas gathering tomorrow so glad I got in an extra run this week.
Hobbes has to have surgery on BOTH hips. Poor guy. He yelped walking up the stairs a couple days ago so we got him into the vet. X-Rays revealed bone-on-bone on both sides. He's only 6 yrs old so we were surprised. Never-the-less, we're gonna get him fixed up so he can be active, healthy and pain free for at least another 6...we hope.
Xmas is over and done with. Very pleasant day. Boys and I had our traditional Xmas breakfast (scones and ricotta hot cakes), then went to a birthday champagne brunch. Back at 3PM and playing a board game till 8PM. Snacking on appetizers the whole time. Finally time for presents and then off they went to play with their new Xbox games.
Very nice day, but no run or other type of workout. Except maybe lots of "oven bends"
Today it'll have to be a run on the TM. It rained yesterday evening and temps dropped overnight to -4C. Now it's one big ice skating ring outside. Too dangerous for my wonky knee.
Trey: sorry to hear about Hobbs. Poor doggie. How long before he can run and play again?
Happy Feat: that looks like such a scenic place to be. Is it close to home?
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√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
Georgia Death Race 14 March 2015
Boston Marathon 20 April 2015