Thursday, June 30, 2011
PT was nice today - did some walking lunges and squats in addition to my bridge w/ single leg raise and seal movement and prone single leg straight raises and doghydrants. Seal and Hydrant are just nicknames but I bet you can guess what they look like. ANYWAY - I asked PT about my calf issue since it was going on again in my run today. She believes it is a light muscle strain - actually I did some calf raises at PT as well and they didn't hurt. She did some massage and put some biofreeze on me, sent me off w/ Biofreeze samples. I set up an appointment for next Wed just in case all is not hunky dory, but if I'm good calfwise I can call and cancel because I am doing good otherwise.
So POSSIBLY end of PT. I really want to get a compression sleeve for my left calf to have some added support on the run this weekend, but maybe won't. My PT said I should still be able to run and when I asked about compression sleeves, she seemed to dislike them because using it repeatedly could prevent my muscles from strengthening as they should to naturally support my running. I was really just thinking of using it until my calf feels better to support during runs while whatever it is heals up, and mostly just for longer runs not shorter ones (another recommendation of the PT). SOooooooo I dunno if I'll be able to get any before we leave tomorrow night or not. Gotta talk to the DH tonight and figure that out - definitely can't get any tonight I have no time.
I also forgot I have to go to the Post Office so depending how long that takes, I may not have time to do the other ST stuff before band practice, I may have to do it afterward. I need to do some walking pushups, lateral shoulder raises, tri dips, and plank rows. I'm counting the lunegs and squats from PT cause I don't want to push the lower body any more than I need to.
This weekend: Wedding trip to Tuscaloosa
Monday: Firecracker 5K, later that night fireworks bonanza and cookout.
Next Thursay: Play trombone at a wedding
Saturday: Play trombone at a retirement facility for a birthday celebration
Next two weekends - FREEDOM!
Last weekend of July: To my sister's in GA to run my first 10K! :D WOOHOO!
August 1st Weekend: DH graduation
2nd Weekend: Family vacation? possibly a 5K?
3rd Weekend: Friend's Wedding
4th Weeekend: FREE
So.... July and August? PACKED.
Sept. 4th: Tupelo 14.2
Sept. 10th: Run Through the Roses 10K
Granted, Run Through the Roses is a local race so that won't be as demanding on my weekend, but now that I think about it - it's like every weekend until midway through September I am BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Soooo Wednesday I DID NOT do my long day. I called it quits and came home after buying cookies. (They were amazing.)
Not very big though, and splitting them up with my DH I feel good about that food choice. I do NOT feel good about the almond cookies I ate a trillion of on Sunday afternoon. WTF? They were from a package. They weren't even special. But they WERE delicious. But I definitely had a mini binge that day. Ate healthy the rest of the day.
What happened since I blogged? I did my semi-long day Thursday - 5:30AM running 3 miles, then to work, then Bellydancing, then Gospel Group. woot! Friday was just work I think. Yeah - then Saturday morning -
EIGHT MILE RUN!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!
DONE! Felt good, feel the same now injurieswise as before, still fighting the PF, minor ball of footarea pain but only certain ways and like mostly gone - I think most stuff is getting better and definitely not worsening so I am feeling very optimistic about it all right now. :) This week is a cutback week for mileage, not a lot, but doing a 6 miler this weekend instead of 8. Then the week after that back to 8 and then the week after THAT - 10! :D WOOHOO! I can't wait for that!
So anyway, I was then on my feet a LOT the rest of Saturday, then a total slug on Sunday - I wasn't feeling well and stayed home all day - stomach crap. Today I'm feeling pretty much normal...
BUMMER though - I was planning to go to that Insanity class tonight at my work, and I thought - ooh I still have that gym bag packed from last week. Well I get to work and then as I'm starting to the building I realize -wait a second, I used this gym bag for Bellydancing last week... it's WORK CLOTHES inside the bag that I forgot to take out. *DOH* So I have no workout clothes so I'll be going home. Gonna go grocery shopping and then home tonight. That's ok.
HAVE to copy this from my page comments:
"I still can't get over your success. YOU'RE SO FIT and you were so not in high school. GO YOU!" - REDHEADEDVEGAN
WOOHOO! Thank you, Kim, for making my day!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wednesday is my LONG DAY - I got up at 5:30am for running and I won't go home until after 9PM when Big Band ends.
I'm running a special errand after work for some cookies. And I broke the calorie bank last night for a Gigi's Cupcake. Does this sound wack? It is a little - but the Gigi's was a surprise from my MIL, and definitely worth the splurge. The cookies were already planned for pickup - my favorite place (The Happy Tummy) has Spicy Cheeese and Bacon COOKIES on the menu right now. They sold out last week before we got a chance to have any, so I am making a special excursion today to get some on their first day open of the week to make sure they don't sell out on us again!
Then it's straight to the gym for ST, then over to Big Band, THEN home.
I have a marathon bar planned for between ST and the gym, and of course lunch and snacks per usual. So I should be good for the day, but it's a long one.
I fell asleep SO EARLY last night - like 9PM people.
Anyway, good thing because I felt really ready for my run this morning - 4 miles and I worked on my cadence - countingcountingcounting the whole way. Looks like if I concentrate on it, I can be at about 160-165ish steps per minute - I got up to 170+ a few times, but I would start actually speeding up more then, too and I wanted to make sure I wasn't pushing the effort level too much. I'd say it was maybe a click harder than "easy" effort today, and paces reflected about the same.
I'm going on McMillan training paces for a 32 min 5K - my 5K time on that last one was 34:23 or something like that, but it was also 80+ degrees and humid outside. My last 5K before this was around 31min, and that was with turning my ankle (last year in the Turkey trot before my marathon -so obviously before injury and returning to running as well - so on completely different training) but still. I figure 32 is probably a decent estimate. I actually feel I'm faster than that, but I don't want to push my training paces too much.
At a 32 m 5K McMillan gives me an easy pace range of 12:25-12:55 - today's running time laps were: 12:43, 12:20, 12:07, 12:12 - so just a shade faster than my easy range for most of it.
Tomorrow is 3 miles only, but it's good because I'm meeting the running group at my Greenway again at 5:30AM, and have to be at work early tomorrow again since I have PT. CLOVERR1 is talking about being there and I'll be glad to maybe actually run with someone! :) hehe. WOOHOO! I'll be bringing Marathon Bars, of course.
Saturday is planned 8 miles, I am soooooooo excited about that! :) That is like a REAL long run. HAHA That is where some Marathon Training Programs begin. I'll be stoked to get that under my belt - next week will be a cutback week because I've been building the last 3 weeks, and I'll go back to a 6 miler.
I'm meeting my newfound work running buddy for that one, and also the We Run Huntsville crew will be out there - running out and back along the Marathon course. :)
** EDIT ** BWAHAHA cut my day short and came home instead...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Extra y's because I was SINGING that in my head to all of you!
So this morning my foot was a little ow-y when I woke up, but I did some stretches and then went ahead to go do my 3 mile run. And it went fine! It kind of was annoying because I was running in the neighborhood and I guess I just don't like all the out and back nature of getting in 3 miles in that space, but I didn't have to see anything more than twice so I guess that's not so bad.
I included the entrance to the neighborhood, which I usually don't - and it's a hill. So I got a little somethin in for a hill in there, too which is good. :)
Then I stretched! like a good girl, got to work early (to try to make up some time for the PT appt) and rolled my foot on a frozen water bottle.
PT went well, we went over a couple new Strength Moves - and I remembered to ask how frequently to do those - guess what! Once or twice a day! So shoulda been doing THAT this weekend, oh well, at least I know now.
Tomorrow is 4 miles. :)
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