I’ve been sort of procrastinating writing this post all weekend. I’m not exactly sure why; it’s not like there is anything bad to report. It just seemed like a rather uneventful week. I did attempt a short run/walk, and I felt just “ok”. It’s always so weird to run again after more than a few days off. I honestly didn’t know if I felt better or worse than a couple of weeks ago.
The good news is we had amazing weather this weekend. Other than the run/walk, I spent time outside on the deck and Rob and I walked to and from church on Sunday morning which was about 3 miles total. Is this an early spring, or are we going to pay for it in a few weeks?
Monday: Spinning and core work
40 minutes on the spin bike followed by this core workout once again. Foam rolling in the evening.
Tuesday: Spinning and lower body workout
20 minutes on the bike, and then lower body exercises using the kettlebell
Wednesday: Upper body workout
Warmed up on the bike for 10 minutes, then did an upper body workout. I threw in some hip and glute exercises, and ended with some time on the Rumble Roller.
Thursday: Spinning and hip/glute workout
I did a longer ride of about 50 minutes, and finished up with hip and glute exercises….and some back stretches!
Friday: Pure Barre Mile High Series 2 and core work
This was the first time in about a year that I have done a Pure Barre DVD. I had used the Tone in 10 videos every once in a while, but in my opinion this workout was more intense. My thighs were screaming, but I didn’t feel it in my abs as much, so I did some core work on my own afterwards.
Saturday: 30 minute run/walk and core/hips/glutes
I started my workout with hip and glute exercises to get those muscles activated, and also did a planking video from jasyoga. Then I headed outside for 30 minutes. Running felt…weird. I am hoping if I can get back out there a few times a week it will start to feel normal again.
Sunday: 50 minute walk and yoga
Our car was in the shop all weekend so we ended up walking to and from church. It took about 25 minutes each way. When we got home I spent a little over an hour doing yoga. I started with the comprehensive hip/hamstring reset and then did the following “5 minute reset” videos: quads, neck, shoulders, and chest.
On Wednesday I went to my chiropractor and had dry needling on my post tib and calf. I think it definitely released some of those tight spots based on how I almost fell off the table from some of the needles. It didn’t hurt, it just made my muscles twitch like crazy. So far, it hasn’t bothered me, so hopefully that will continue.
I think that’s all I have to report for this week! Stay tuned for the return to running and to see if this dry needling really helped.
How were your workouts last week?
Have you ever had dry needling? (I think this is my 5th time)
Did you have spring-like weather this weekend?