Week 6 Recap! What a weeeeird week! I went all out trying to get as much exercise in as possible before I got my wisdom teeth out and (of course!) wound up injuring myself in the process. Let’s look at the tapes!
Rest day! I am very proud of a new-found ability to listen to my body and not feel guilty about it.
AM: 20 minutes strength (pushups + Fit Sugar’s All Abs Workout)
PM: 2.14 mile run
AM: 4.5 mile long run WITH ALEX! (my favorite runs)
PM: 2.55 mile pre-rehearsal easy run + pulsing plié squats
AM: 3 mile easy run and 10 minutes yoga with an old college classmate
PM: 30 minutes strength training (uneven plié squats + Heather‘s Shakin’ Shoulders Circuit), 2 mile tempo run. As soon as I got home from this run, I knew something was wrong! My left foot was hurting like crazy. I taped it up and put my old sneakers on for rehearsal, but I still had to limp my way around the grocery store afterwards (on my soft food quest). Just one more reason to take it easy post-surgery!
Rest day…I got my wisdom teeth out and man, did I sleep.
PM: I actually went off my pain meds early so I could workout. I ended up doing ten minutes of yoga without any arm work (I’m not supposed to life over 10 pounds with my IV arm for a whole week!). A verrrry small workout, but it was needed!
AM: 30 minutes circuit training, minus push-ups (Crunch Boot Camp is streaming on Netflix!), 10 minute walk
Total mileage: 14.16
Let’s face it, eating wasn’t my strong suit this week. Burgers, french fries, chicken fingers…you get the picture.
Buying mostly healthy foods for post-surgery! When I asked for advice on Facebook, everyone talked about all the ice cream they ate. I was proud of myself for sticking to avocados and tofu.
Working out when I could have skipped it, not working out when I knew I shouldn’t.
New things I tried
Vegan pumpkin pudding, avocado & cottage cheese, Crunch Boot Camp DVD, Greek yogurt w/chocolate pudding
My wisdom teeth are no more! (I feel almost bad about how happy I am to see them gone. Like I should at least have said goodbye or something.) Also, we rehearsed in our performance space for the first time today. I like it a lot, even though it’s kind of an echo chamber.
And, finally, Alex’s team made it to the Final Four! I’m so proud!
– Get all my stuff out of my Mom’s house (she’s selling our childhood home! eep!)
– Realize that I have to move in 3 weeks and actually do all the stuff attendant on that
– Maybe see some of my friends before I go (I suck at this)
– Definitely see my brother before he moves to LA
– Make an effort to be smart about recovering from this foot injury
30 Days of Fun:
Do pain meds count? Just kidding. Surgery recovery has actually been great! Unrepentant couch time, yes, please!
What new things did you try this week?
Do you ever do workout DVDs?
Say you weren’t allowed to use your left arm and your left foot was also injured…what kind of workout might you do? Hmm? No, no reason, just curious…