Mighty Mommy Monday – Training week 4

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year AND run a half marathon in October! Join us!

 

Last week was tough. I had so much pain in my legs that by Thursday I could hardly walk. I rolled, I stretched, I took extra Cal + Mag. Nothing helped. I reached out to a few of my runner friends asking for advice and they all recommended rest. Uhhhhhh…. how is one supposed to add distances if you are resting? I liked the advice that substituted running on pavement for running on the elliptical jogger at the Y though!

Friday, I went to our Chiropractor and came prepared the the areas I thought could possibly need adjusting. I’ve been struggling with my foot strike since, most likely, always and now that I’ve realized what I’m doing wrong and how to correct it, I also wanted to make sure my bones were in line. They weren’t. In addition to my spine and atlas, I also had my FEET, knees, wrist and elbow adjusted. When I walked into the office Friday, I was thinking about all the ice and ibuprofen I was going to need on my rest day. When I walked out, I was contemplating a run {which I did not do per doctor’s orders for rest}! I still cannot get over how instantaneous the relief in my legs was once he adjusted my feet. And Sunday’s run, went well. It was tough, because HELLO! I added another mile, but I let myself stop and walk in circles at mile 4 before pushing on. It’s amazing how confident I feel when I’m not in agony 🙂

This week:

Monday – Stretch and strengthen {yoga and weights… I attended Nina’s M&MF class on Wednesday, discovered Plyo pushups and realized I cannot do them. That will change.}

Tuesday – 3.5 mile run {easy pace}

Wednesday – 45 minutes on Elliptical jogger

Thursday – 3.5 mile run {easy pace}

Friday – REST {and attend a planning session for the 2014-2015 MOPS year, so main goal for today is to behave with my food choices.}

Saturday – 40 minute swim {we are not enrolling the kiddos in swim lessons for this session since soccer is about to start, so I will have to make my own time to get up early on Saturdays and work out. But hey, that means I don’t have to worry about finishing before the kids’ lesson is over!}

Sunday – 5 mile run {I’m running in the early morning with a friend. I always do better when I’m with someone, but matching schedules has been a issue for all of us, so we are trying the 530/6 am time slot.}

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