Overall, last week went pretty well. I was definitely feeling my lack of rest day last week by mid week though, so on Wednesday I opted to skip RPM + BodyFlow (since they’re kinda extras anyhow) and SLEEP IN. No regrets there.
I got in two CXWORX classes which was nice- an instructor was practicing and offered a class on Sunday afternoon, so I figured I might as well. More core work!
On a completely separate note, I have been noticing that when I do squats in BodyPump my hips look… off. Almost misaligned. Coupled with some infrequent overuse aching of my Achilles in my right foot and pain in the outside of my hips I can pretty much count on when I do long runs, I decided to finally go see a chiropractor to see if anything is up. None of these things have prevented me from running because they aren’t that bad, but I do K-Tape my hips/IT band and Achilles to prevent discomfort on anything over 10 miles. I didn’t want to cause any major injuries by just ignoring the discomfort though. The Chiropractor did some x-rays and sure enough, there is an 8 mm difference in the height of my hips. Though it’s not a good thing, I have to say I was pretty impressed that I was able to listen to my body well enough to already have an idea of what was up! I’ll be going in for regular adjustments and she gave me a 3 mm heel lift to wear in my shoes to even things out. I wore it for most of my workouts this week and while I was at work, and I have to say, it seems to be helping. My Achilles hasn’t been achy at all. The real test will be when I go on a longer run in a few weeks though.
Anyhow, here’s how last week went.
Monday – 3 mile progression run in the AM, GRIT Cardio in the PM
Tuesday – BodyPump in the AM, 3 mile progression run in the PM
I really really really really really did not feel like running when I got home. I even sat down and read for 40 mins. Until I told myself to "suck it the f up" and put on my Run Bermuda shirt for inspiration. Within a mile I was loving my run (and Orphan Black on the Roku). It's always worth it. #running #training #orphanblack #runbermuda #worthit
Wednesday – 30 minute BodyAttack + CXWORX in the PM
Thursday – BodyPump in the AM, BodyAttack in the PM
Friday – Rest (thank goodness!!!)
Saturday – GRIT Cardio + 30 minute BodyFlow
Sunday – 5 easy miles + CXWORX