Thank you all for so many kind words after my last post! Things have been mostly peaceful since last Monday night, and the city’s curfew has been lifted starting tonight, so hopefully we won’t see any more violence like what was going on early last week. Due to the events in Baltimore city last week, I spent as little time as possible in the area and therefore did not get to the gym at all, so I just did my own strength workouts at home. I think it’s really time to find a new gym closer to home, but I already paid my May membership fees so I guess I will stick with my old gym for at least a few more weeks!
It’s been kind of weird to not be blogging as much. I feel like there are so many things that now never make it to the blog because days will go by without any posts! I have still been busier with the transition to the new house, but we are settling in more and more each day. I hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule at some point, but for now this will have to do!
So anyway, I don’t know if I mentioned that I stopped physical therapy two weeks ago. I still wasn’t 100% but we agreed that going there wasn’t going to necessarily help things improve any more, and it was a big time commitment. So I have transitioned to a chiropractor that is sort of near where I live now (but still about 30 minutes each way with evening traffic) so that has continued to suck up alot of my time. However, he did an FMS (Functioning Movement Systems) screening so I am also learning new exercises to address imbalances. This is a slightly different approach than PT but I am open to anything at this point! I need to remember to post more about that one of these days:)
Ok, so on to the workouts from last week. (Please note that I also foam roll every day- not worth typing out 7 times😃)
Sunday: 30 minute online barre workout
Monday: 3 miles and core/glute exercises
Tuesday: 3 miles and core/glute exercises
Wednesday: Strength training and core work
Thursday: 3.4 miles and core/glute exercises
Friday: Iron Strength workout and CXWORX class via YouTube
Saturday: 7 hilly miles!
Total: 16.4 miles
This week felt pretty good, but not as great as last week. For some reason my back has been tight on my right side, and I have also been dealing with a tight TFL on my left side. So I am working on foam rolling those areas and I get ART on those spots at the chiro. I am probably going to keep my mileage where it is for some time (or less as needed). For now, I am happy with where I am.
Ok, and last but certainly not least, I need to give a HUGE shout out to Alexis, who I have been coaching since the beginning on February. She ran the Providence Cox Marathon yesterday, and PR’d by 26 minutes, ran a 3:28:00 and qualified for Boston! It was really an honor to coach her; she put in the all the hard work and it absolutely paid off!
Who else races this weekend? How did it go?!
How were your workouts last week?