Wednesday, November 12, 2008

These reports are pretty boring

I'm getting pretty tired of these silly little runs.  I'm ready for some hardcore training.  Too bad my body seems to think otherwise.  It will come, it is coming.  I definitely need patience.

So... last week.  Monday:  25 minutes jump roping followed by the punching bag routine followed by 3 hours of steam cleaning my carpets due to a really fun flood.  
Wednesday:  3.5 miles.  The pain in my knees and rear was not good this day.  I went home pretty discouraged.  Stretched like crazy over the next few days.
Saturday:  Ran 2.5 miles with my knee straps (I haven't been using them at all), had 0 knee pain and only slight rear pain.  Then raked 6 houses worth of leaves for 2 hours.  

Oh and if cleaning and vacuuming all during the week counts for anything, throw that in there too!  What a week.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rest and Relaxation?

So this week was pretty much a bust.  I used my stepper on Monday for 45 minutes and then hit the punching bag, literally I guess.  By the end of the day my rear (piraformis) was back to being miserable and I was pretty much limping around.  I decided to take off Tuesday and see how I was doing.  It wasn't doing any better by Wed. so I just decided to take the week off and see if I could get it better.  At least I know not to do any big hills for a while even after it quits hurting.  I did a lot of stretching this week with my heating pad beforehand.  I am finally doing a bit better.  I did upper body weights one other time during the week but that was about it.  

I did want to mention an exhibit that we went to a few weeks ago that was so cool.  Body Worlds made a stop in Salt Lake for a few months and Janz took me to it for our anniversary.  If you haven't heard of it before, it's an exhibit of cadavers without skin, for the most part, posed in a variety of athletic positions.  You can read about it and see some pictures here.  It was so interesting.  I loved it.  It was kind of fun picking out the parts of my body that are bugging me.  If you get the chance, it was definitely worth it.