Last week was all about the PT exercises. I was told to do the basic ones that I started last week (clams, leg lifts, etc.) every day. Now I am also adding in some standing stability exercises and running drills. This is time consuming but since I am not running as much as usual I do I have the time to fit it in. I am grateful that I don’t have to spend much time actually at physical therapy- I have only gone twice and go back again in 2 weeks.
So, let’s look at how it all came together last week.
Monday: 20 minute run + upper body workout, PT exercises
After work I went to my second PT appointment, where I did some new exercises. These all involved standing stability. They were tough but manageable.
Tuesday: 20 minute run + lower body workout + PT exercises
I was a little sore from the day before (both upper body and core) so I focused on some lunges and squats, along with hamstring curls using the stability ball.
Wednesday: PT exercises (the ones I have been doing plus the new ones from Monday) + core work
All the PT stuff together took a really long time. I’ll probably start leaving off the basic PT stuff on the days I do the more advanced stuff. For the first time in 2 weeks I noticed my foot again. I wonder if it was due to the running drills (things like toe taps) or doing my exercises barefoot?
Thursday: PT exercises + 30 minute run/walk
My foot felt pretty much back to normal and I wanted to be outside a little longer so I added some walking breaks back in to my run. I probably still ran about 2 miles total.
Friday: PT exercises + total body workout (mostly using TRX)
It’s been nice to have a second day of strength training which I have been using for TRX workouts. I did some push-ups, squats, planks, and then everything else was with the TRX. Again, that night I noticed my foot. I am so confused because I am doing pretty much everything the same as last week when it felt 100%.
Saturday: PT exercises + 30 minute run /walk
I haven’t really been running/walking for set times, just taking walk breaks as I need them to reset my form. It was good to get some exercise in before a long car ride!
Sunday: 35 minute run/walk on the beach + PT exercises + upper body workout
This was my first day waking up at the beach, so of course I had to go for a beach run! I headed to the gym after for some upper body strength training using a different weight selection than what I have at home.
Now I am spending a few days at the beach, so I will have some guest posts up while I am gone! I’ll try to catch up on what I missed when I get back. Hope everyone has a great week!
How were your workouts last week?
Do you like to get in a run before a long car ride?
Are you good about sticking to PT exercises even when they are time consuming?