Monday, July 01, 2013
Wow, June just flew by didn't it? Well, I am not back to running yet, this hamstring sprain is lingering. I did talk to my niece the doctor and received some good advice. I am using my foam roller for massage and she suggested a compression sleeve to wear while I am exercising to support the muscle and provide heat. She said it is likely not a tear, but because it is a large muscle and not real way to rest it, it just takes a long time to heal. Patience not really my strong suit, oh well. I continue with my walking and elliptical and hopefully the compression sleeve will let me start back to running.
I have been getting over 10,000 steps consistently with my Fitbit Flex - with the exception of one travel day with unexpected delays and airport closures due to weather. However, I realized I was not really getting a good cardio workout on enough days. So I am committed on at least 4 or 5 of those days to include a 45 or 50 minute elliptical workout to really get my heart rate up.
I also treated my sisters to Fitbits (and my husband got one too) and now we are texting each other with how we are doing. I get the sense it may get a little competitive and that is probably a good thing. My husband wearing it on his wrist said he feels like a moose in Maine that has been tagged, but even he is focused on getting his steps in and is trying to loose weight. He has lost about 6 lbs and is heading in the right direction.
That is about all that is new here. Looks like a beautiful day for a walk and a short work week as my company gives us Friday off after the 4th of July - so only 3 working days this week! I think I will increase my target steps to 12,000 this week and see how that goes!
Have a great week and a safe 4th of July!