Nearly done phase 1 of training for 2015! That’ll be two training phases complete for me. Exciting! Tomorrow will be my second and last workout of week 3. Then I’ll have one last go at each workout before recovery week. I’m so ready to attack Saturday!
So this last week didn’t see too much happening. With the flare up in my leg, I opted to be cautious going into Tuesday and only do what felt good and not work into pain. It wasn’t easy and I had to remind myself more than once: short term pain with long term gain. Usually, I end up doing it the other way around and there is no way I’m sacrificing that future training and running time now. The first thing I did was let my coach know what was going on and come up with a plan of things to do if the workout we were doing was causing any pain. I love that within a minute or two, we had a plan set out for the entire workout to keep me safe, comfortable but that would still challenge me and work me hard. I felt very taken care of.
Thankfully, with zero pain, I did everything except the burpees. I eased into it a bit more and didn’t push it too hard (which was torture because I had energy to spare…). I wasn’t sure how the burpees would feel on my leg so being cautious, I did alternating sets of battle ropes and kettle bell swings. For the record…the burpees would have been easier. My upper body was toast by the end.
Best. Feeling. Ever.
I also noticed that I was way stronger on the ropes compared to my very first week at the warehouse. I may have squealed a bit in excitement. And by may…I mean did. It couldn’t be helped.
Progress is fun. Progress is an earned reward.
I also went and had my leg assessed by someone with a bit more of a specialty in my type of situation and I was absolutely blown away by the assessment. I’ll talk more detail on Monday but for now, things are looking up and my worst fears were settled (never being able to run long again) and I have an action plan that will hopefully set me on the right track to never having this pain again. It will take time and work but if you know me and have spent some time here, you know that I will do everything in my power and ability to get back to 100% as soon as possible.
Stay tuned to next week when I’ll be just about ready to wrap up this training phase. Booya!
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