Last week was another week of amazing recovery for me. I’m thrilled to report that I’ve been injury-free for two weeks now. I didn’t push it last week — still making sure I’m not experiencing any pain — but progress is progress.
Tuesday — Bike+Strength+Run
I was a busy gal on Tuesday. I was “hoping” to get a quick run in but I wasn’t sure it was going to happen, so I woke up early, cycled, and got my strength workout in. By mid-morning, though, the weather was gorgeous so I took Little Bee for a stroller run. We had a blast!
Cycling: 30 minutes
Strength: 30 minutes
Run: 2 miles
Wednesday — Bike+Strength+Run
Wednesday was very similar to Tuesday. Instead of strength work, I did my ITB rehab routine. Come mid-morning, Little Bee and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and went for another stroller run. We turned up the tunes, stopped for some selfies, and had fun!
Cycling: 30 minutes
ITB Rehab: 30 minutes
Run: 2.25 miles
Thursday — Bike
The weather returned to unfavorable conditions on Thursday so I opted for a longer bike ride in the morning. I felt pretty good and got my heart rate up.
Cycling: 40 minutes
Saturday — Run!
Saturday was super fun! The first run of substance I’ve had in a while! I met up with some friendlies for an easy 6 miler. I was just happy to be there at all, really, and completely thrilled I made it the entire 6 — pain-free!
I definitely overdid it, though. I was exhausted the rest of the day. I mean, legit wiped out. Granted my kids were up at 5:30 in the morning and then I went out to run, so it makes sense that I was pooped, but my fitness loss was very apparent.
It was even clearer on Saturday night. The first half of the night I was tossing and turning because my body was in such discomfort. I felt like I had run 20 miles! I couldn’t sleep until close to 3 am. Then I was finally out — comfortably — but it didn’t last long because of the little people.
I took Sunday easy. A little sore. Mostly just tired. I was so happy I was able to run 6 miles on Saturday but so disappointed with how much fitness I’ve lost over the last month. Such a let down.
Run: 6.08 miles
My goal for this week is to add a few more miles of running and to continue the plank streak.
I really don’t want to be completely wiped out again next weekend when I attempt a longer run. I’m in the weird grieving/hopeful phase of recovery. I’m so sad I can’t run as much as I was running before but I’m hopeful that things are improving so that I will be running normally again in the very near future.
It’s such a frustrating time, though. I’ve got a 5K relay coming up plus three half marathons that I need to be training for — Kiss Me I’m Irish on March 13, Hoosier Half on April 9, Cleveland Half on May 15, and Grand Teton Half on June 4.
Really looking forward to running all the miles! Come on, recovery!
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