Hello and Happy Friday! Things are looking up in the Northland - warmer temps, the snow is melting, and my foot injury is feeling better!
Saturday - 3 easy miles on the treadmill - with almost no pain! There was some slight discomfort every now and then, but I'd say 95% of this run was good! A little stiffness/soreness in the ankle area afterward though. I also did 30 min on the bike right after, just to get in a good amount of cardio. Maybe a duathalon is in my future!
Sunday - Today was supposed to be butt day with the Blogilates calendar, but my hamstrings were bugging me so I swapped for Monday's total body schedule.
Monday - Another easy 3 miles on the treadmill, still feeling pretty good. I put the incline up to 1% so my legs don't forget how to run outside (the incline is supposed to help mimic the propelling you do when outside vs. inside on the belt of the treadmill). More stiffness/soreness after this run. My hamstrings felt better today, so pilates butt & ab work.
Tuesday - Technically a bike day, but I wasn't feeling the bike after spending so much time with it lately. So I did a pilates cardio workout followed by the 1000 ab challenge. When I read the title of this video, I thought surely Cassey was exaggerating ad we would not be doing 1000 different ab moves. Surely. But oh no, it's legit. 10 moves, 100 reps of each = 1000 ab moves. Ugh! I made it through, although I may have cheated with the Eagle Ab move a little. I just did them really fast to get them over with. I haaaate Eagle Abs.
Wednesday - I thought I'd be really sore from all the ab work yesterday, but I felt good! Cobra pose is great to stretch out the abs, and I think that really helped my abs from tightening up. So this morning I hopped on the treadmill for another easy 3 miles. My foot felt ok - a little sore for the first mile or so and slowly working itself out. Not as sore afterward as on Monday, but still not perfect. I also did the Blogilates leg workouts on the calendar for today. There was a cardio workout in the beginning that had some jumping in it, which I think aggravated my foot more than running. Gotta keep an eye on that. But I wanted to make sure I burned some extra calories because of our date night!
Thursday - Easy 3 miles on the treadmill, but with no pain! I bought a pair of Superfeet insoles on the recommendation of one of my coaches, and I really think it helped! There were a few moments where my foot kind of reminded me that it's still not perfect, but never any actual pain. I feel so encouraged by this run! I also did about 30 min of Blogilates' PIIT workouts - pilates intense interval training.I was so over single leg lunge jumps by the end; no more, no more!
Friday - An easy 45 minutes on my bike this morning. Old buddy, old pal. Gotta get in that recovery work!
How's the weather by you? Is it warming up?