Friday, September 06, 2013
You know when the chiropractor just touch your skin and tell you that you are tight... that is probably not a good thing. Yesterday I went to the chiropractor for neck pain and headaches. I couldn't move my neck without pain. Scratch that. I had bad pain even holding up my neck. He did a couple adjustments, massaged me with a stainless steel item, gave me stretches and stuff I can do at home.
Last night I got like 10 hours of sleep and woke up refreshed. No tension or headache. My back felt sore as if I strength trained but I can handle that. I stretched throughout the day and felt so good. At the end of the work day, I could feel the tension. He suggested using the foam roller on my back. OMG! Felt SOOO good!
With feeling some relief from all the tension and jittery from my morning coffee, I decided to run during lunch. I did 1.8 miles in 25 minutes. Last time I ran for 25 minutes, I took three walking breaks and did a little under 1.5 miles. IF you looked at my past running track records, this wouldn't be a big deal. BUT, we aren't looking at those records. This was the first time I ran 1.8 miles WITHOUT stopping. It felt good. So, even through my weight isn't moving much, my fitness improvement is moving on the scale!
After work I still had tons of energy so I decided to work out AGAIN. Yup, that's right TWO workouts in ONE day!
I ran an addition .7 miles so that means I did 2.5 miles all together. Than, I lifted. Nothing like being toward that if you strengthen this area that it'd decrease the pain overtime to motivate you to get to the gym! So, I avoided the pecs and strengthened the upper back. Pays to be a personal trainer! I also used the foam roller that he suggested.
In my last blog, I mentioned banned foods. In the beginning, I banned coffee as "bad" but I am starting to wondered if it really is. It helps me to do more during the day, keeps me fuller, and maybe has an extra 100 calories. Without it today, I don't know if I would have been motivated to run today. What do you think is coffee bad or good?