Welcome to another Weekly Fitness Update, where I recap the week’s workouts and any other miscellaneous health/fitness-related thoughts. Thanks for helping me keep myself accountable 🙂
I’m just going to come right out and say it – this past week wasn’t my best fitness-wise. Or eating healthy-wise. I did, however, break a PR for distance… but I also went out to eat twice (Barrio and Angelo’s).
Here’s how my week went:
Monday: I took a rest day from being very active & subsequently very tired after a 3-day string of working out my legs. So technically that went as re-planned, haha.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: It was really hard for me to get my energy back this week for some reason, so there’s quite a few purple boxes now (per Katie‘s suggestion, I changed the color from red to purple haha). Wednesday I did actually TRY to workout – I did about 20 minutes on the elliptical then started to get a migraine, so that was fun. The migraine is also partially why I skipped Thursday and Friday… I was already exhausted this week to begin with and migraines just take SO much energy out of me. It was honestly just a really rough week, so Friday night Mike & I ended up going to Barrio (girl needed a margarita BADLY, though it was actually Mike’s idea originally). #noregrets
Saturday: I got a PR this day! I did my longest run to date: 5 miles. I also think my pace improved a little bit. I was feeling pretty unstoppable afterwards! (Wish I could say the same for the next day..) – I also walked up 5 flights of stairs (nothing crazy but I figured I’d mention it.)
Saturday afternoon/night, Mike and I went to see one of our favorite bands – The Wonder Years. It was SO much fun – but I did not realize how much pain my feet would be in afterwards. The show was amazing – we bought the VIP passes so we got a small acoustic and Q&A session with the band and a free poster PLUS the regular show. The band took a group shot of all the people in the VIP session:
— The Wonder Years (@thewonderyears) March 8, 2014
After the show we were starving so we ended up getting a pizza from Angelo’s (blame it on the late hour).
Sunday: I woke up and could barely walk. My feet (mainly my heels) were in so much pain, so I didn’t do much (just a couple stretching & abs videos from Blogilates). We went grocery shopping and I was just limping around, it was awful. Mike did concoct a little foot soak for me though, which was sweet.
It helped a little, but the pain still hasn’t gone away completely. I think the problem was not doing much all week and then going my longest distance yet (and then standing for 5-6 hours afterwards). I did stretch but I guess it didn’t help. All day Monday was pretty rough, so after work I bought some ice and a foam roller to try and help. I’m also going to need to rest more this week so hopefully it doesn’t set me too far back. I also don’t think I’m going to plan on doing the Lakewood Jig & Jog 5K. I’m hoping my heels heal before the 5-miler this Saturday. I’m nervous but I’m just going to take it easy until I feel better. (I am, however, hoping I can at least go to spinning class on Wednesday.) I read an article that said running injuries are comment with beginner runners, especially if you increase your mileage too fast so I feel like that is at least part of what happened. I also don’t really know if my running form is good or not…
I sort of feel like I may have gotten a little overzealous with my training plan so I’m probably going to scale my milage back a bit until I see how my feet can handle it. I’m learning a lot through this process though – stretch, listen to your body, be flexible. Those seem to be the themes as of lately.
Update: After icing and foam rolling and golf-balling (well I used a cat toy), my feet are feeling a bit better today. I’m hoping another night of resting will get me back on my feet – literally… haha. PS thanks for all the tips from fellow #CLEMarathon bloggers Jess and Joe! I super appreciate it 🙂
To end on a happier note, here are some ridiculously cute photos of my cats from the weekend:
I also picked up NOOMA to try and I’m excited to see which flavor I like best. I love that they’re from CLE!
And that’s about it for now! I’ve got a great guest post coming up this week, as well as a delicious and healthy recipe I tried out, so stay tuned for those!