This weekend I decided to save my run for Sunday, rather than getting out there on Saturday when it was cloudy and rainy. Isn’t there a song, “Save it for a rainy day”? Well, I did the opposite. Why would I waste one of my runs in less than ideal conditions when my time outside is limited these days?
It worked out because I had to get in to work early on Friday so I made that my rest day. Other than that the week was pretty standard. Oh, and you are probably wondering about those orthotics. I called back on Monday and someone finally answered the phone. They were going to check on them and see what was going on, and call me back. Still no word, and I would have called back again later this week but I completely forgot.
I’ve still been doing the dry needling with my chiropractor. He’s been targeting my anterior tibialis and found some good spots in there. I guess it’s that thing where if one muscle is tight the opposing muscle will get overused? It seems to be working so I’m just hoping it continues to feel good. He wanted me to try a little more running this weekend, so we agreed on about 4 miles. I go back Tuesday and will hopefully have good things to report.
Monday: 30 minutes spin bike + core/glutes/arms
After 30 minutes on the bike I did my own combo of exercises for the core and glutes, and included some push-ups as well.
Tuesday: 2.2 miles, Run &10 core workout
The 10 minute videos are perfect before or after a run. It makes it easier to get everything in each week when I just focus on doing each video once per week.
Wednesday: 1 hour total body strength training
The usual basement strength training workout.
Thursday: 2.2 miles, Run & 10 hip/glute workout
Pretty much the same as Tuesday, but a different Run & 10 video. It’s so nice to see the sunrise in the mornings again!
Saturday: 45 minute spin bike, Run &10 stability workout
It was rainy and windy so I kept my workout indoors. I spent some time with the foam roller after my workout too.
Sunday: 4.2 miles, Run & 10 mobility and arm workouts
Yay for sunshine! I did an out and back, and the way out was really windy, and mostly uphill. So on the way back I felt like I was flying! Great way to start a Sunday.
So, overall a pretty good week because I got to RUN 3 times! However, I’ve been here before, thinking I was on the mend. So I’m trying not to get too excited.
Do you stick to a running schedule or move your runs around based on the weather?
Anyone else been surprised by an area that was tight and causing pain somewhere else?