Week 9 of 16
Another week on the IR but things are looking up!
On Monday I got on the elliptical for the first time and was completely pain free while doing it. I only did 5 minutes then jumped in the pool for 30 minutes of deep water running.
I had to work the opening shift on Tuesday—which meant I had to be at work at 5:15am. This gave me major anxiety all week and I barely slept the night before. I kept waking up every half hour or so jumping up in my head screaming WHAT TIME IS IT?! I made it to work on time and survived the day. Kathy came over from Osterville to meet with me after work. I did 8 minutes on the elliptical then continued with more exercises, e-stim, massage and stretching. That night I was in bed at 8pm.
Wednesday more deep water running then I attempted 10 minutes on the elliptical. All good! Craig let me borrow his portable e-stim unit so I went home and started using it regularly for 30 minutes 2-3x per day. So far that seems to be the best thing for the nerve pain/tingling I’ve been dealing with in my foot.
I had to work for a few hours Friday morning then met with Kathy again. I got up to 15 minutes on the elliptical with permission to try 30 minutes over the weekend. Elliptical feels great. It’s just SO BORING and I have a hard time getting my heart rate up.
Saturday morning Georgie and I met my parents at the beach for a walk.
Later I did my 30 minutes on the elliptical then got in the pool to lap swim for the first time in about 2 years. That’s always humbling. You think you’re in shape. You’re marathon training. Then you can barely make it through 30 minutes of freestyle swimming. Swimming used to be my life before I started running. I spent 2-3 hours per day in a pool with the Cape Cod Swim Club. Lap swimming—as boring as it is—always makes me happy.
· Friday was National Margarita Day! I don’t drink tequila but I couldn’t pass up a trip to Anejo with Run Club friends Jason and Mike. Raspberry mojito and fried ice cream FTW.
· 7 weeks until the Boston Marathon!
30’ deep water running
30’ deep water running
30’ walk with G
30’ lap swim (1,840 yards)
48’ walk with the fam
This week’s mileage: 0 miles
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
February Totals: 49 miles
2019 Totals: 159 miles