Here's a look at my week, which includes some running miles (finally!). Only five weeks till race day!
Monday3 miles elliptical
Finally pain free, so I got to exercise! It was so weird to go a week without working out at all. I felt so sluggish and lazy all week, so I was really happy to get my sweat on! I used the elliptical at the gym and finished 3 miles. I kept my bad arm on the arm rest and only "pumped" with my right arm.
I did the exercises from my doctor, which has some strength moves and stretches. It takes about 15 minutes to finish and helps me feel stronger!
Wednesday2 miles elliptical / 4 miles spinning
I started to get bored with the elliptical, so I switched between the machine and the spinning bike. I made sure I wasn't bothering my arm at all, but my legs got a great workout!
Same as Tuesday!
Friday6 miles spinning
I stayed on the bike today and got in a great workout. I switched up the resistance and did some sprinting as well.
The day I've been waiting for- getting back to running! I wore my special new pants and headed out for an easy 3 mile loop around my neighborhood. It started to rain lightly when I started, and with the temperature being in the 40's it was my favorite running weather. I was feeling super positive and felt like this was a sign that I came back to running at the right time...then it started to hail like CRAZY. It was stinging my face and I had to basically cover my face and try to sprint home. My shoulder felt great, but the weather was NOT on my side! I'm just going to pretend like that's not an omen and keep it as a good sign.
6 miles / 9:12 pace
I was back in my happy place at North Park and could not have asked for better weather. It was in the 30s and clear without much wind. I missed out on a lot of bad weather while I was injured, so I'll take this! I did an easy lap around the lake with an extra mile added on. I was surprised at my pace because it felt like I was dragging on this run. It definitely wasn't an easy run, and I have a long ways to go. Here's to hoping for an uneventful next 5 weeks!
How was your week?
Ever get stuck in a crazy storm on a run?