Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 - Week 30 Recap

Recovery week!  I took things pretty easy...a lot easier than what I had planned actually.  I don't know what it was, but this week was fraught with issues.  Mercury retrograde, anyone?

After a fairly successful first attempt at any kind of running in almost a month, my butt was a bit sore but overall not too bad.  Success!  I was pretty sore from Saturday's ladder workout so decided that most of the week would just be some easy running to get my butt and body back into the groove, so no crazy workouts were in the works...I've been having so many niggles that I figured my body deserved a rest after six months of hard workouts.  Most of the week proceeded as planned until I woke up Thursday morning feeling sore and achy with a killer headache and silly me...I moved a bit too quickly out of bed and felt a click in my chest and a sharp pain in my ribs...oh great.  By the time I got to work, I could feel that telltale tightening of my muscles that only happens when a rib comes out of place...again!  Bah.  Luckily after some rollering and stretching, I felt it click back into place...calamity avoided this time.  The killer headache didn't go away though and soon I was sneezing with a runny nose...I proceeded to pound every single thing I could to avoid getting sick as this was our anniversary weekend, and there was no way I wasn't celebrating, ribs and cold be damned!  Whatever I did, it worked because by the time Friday night rolled around, I felt much better...all systems go for anniversary weekend!

Now we all know bad things happen in threes, right?  Sunday I went out in the garden to do some weeding and must have moved just so, and my lower back start to tense up and seize.  It felt OK until I went to bed where it proceeded to ache no matter which way I slept...it bothered me so much that I ended up getting up multiple times in the middle of the night to roller and stretch...sorry Hubs.  It's still bothering me today and making it hard to sit for too long.  Seriously...am ready to trade this body in for a newer, younger and faster model.  Taller would be good too, this five foot nothing business is for the birds.

My constant companions, Ms. Tennis Ball and Mr. Foam Roller.    
And yes, that's a fake palm tree in my office.  What?

Anyways...thank goodness that week is over so onward and upward.  Anniversary weekend was fantastic too...Hubs completely surprised me with a little giftie that got me a little verklempt (OK, a lot verklempt!) at the restaurant...

what a guy...

A wee pineapple for our mutual love of all things Hawaiian...happy tenth, honey...you are the best.


Prepare to be underwhelmed folks...

Sunday: intervals on the bike

Monday: treadmill run
Two and a half kilometres doing 5 and 1's and then some chin-ups! 

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: treadmill run
Three kilometres doing 5 and 1's.

Thursday: rest

Friday: rest
Just getting over feeling sickly so I took another rest day.

Saturday: 3K run/strength
First run outside in a month!!  I can't tell you how awesome it felt to get out there.  And I'm being such an angel and not pushing things too fast, right?  Right?!

A few excesses here and there but none of it counted because it was my anniversary.  Tee hee.

Kale pesto from Fifty Shades of Kale.  Awesome recipe, but warning to those with spouses...you'll both want to eat it as the amount of garlic in this would kill Dracula.

1 comment:

Char said...

If only we could trade in the not-so-good bits of our body when we were sick of them playing up.I'd do my left hind quarter from the hip down. And I'd swap my husband's back.