This week wasn’t much different from most others, even though I spent the end of the week in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a great trip and I’m planning to post a recap tomorrow! For today, I wanted to document my workouts. I’m still not running but hoping to start back up (without the orthotics) really soon. I think it will be helpful to see where I am now and document my progress.
I started out the week at the gym with 45 minutes on the elliptical. I’ve been giving myself about 15 minutes after my elliptical workouts to do some stability and mobility stuff (planks, side planks, bridges, dead bugs, hip mobility, and ankle mobility).
I completed my first strength workout of the week. Later that day, I had the opportunity to FaceTime with Drew about my process with phase 2. He gave me some helpful tips about some of the exercises, tips on ankle mobility, and also encouraged me to increase my weights on some of the exercises.
50 minutes on the spin bike. I followed a workout on YouTube and worked up a good sweat. This was the first time I’ve pushed myself on the bike in quite some time! I also went for a 20 minute walk later that morning, and we flew to Charleston in the afternoon.
I found the hotel gym, and luckily it was empty so I did my second strength workout of the week. Working out in the gym meant I had access to heavier weights, which I took advantage of.
We wanted to try a breakfast place that was about 2.5 miles from the hotel, so we went there first thing in the morning. After eating way too much, we walked home. It was a nice way to get in exercise while seeing a new place and not being stuck in a gym. However, I felt like I wanted a little more of a workout so I went to the gym when we got back and just did 20 minutes on the elliptical, follow by some stretching.
It was tough to get myself to the gym, as I was finally starting to relax and get in vacation mode! I knew I would feel better after a workout, so I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical and did a little core work and stretching. As expected, I felt better and was ready to enjoy the day.
We left for the airport around 6:45am so I decided to make this a rest day. Besides, I was tired from a later than normal night and a little too much wine!
I know I am probably jinxing myself by saying this, but my ankle and foot have felt good and I am optimistic about slowly getting back to running. It was hard to not run while on vacation, but it was so hot that I guess I didn’t miss it too much!
Do you go to the gym on vacation?
Ever decide to walk home from a restaurant after eating too much?