Well I stayed true to my intent to take is easy last week. It wasn’t entirely out of choice but it happened none-the-less. I had a conference off-site all day Thursday (I got to watch a video of cataract surgery that was both awesome and gave me a serious case of the heebie-jeebies) and was so stinkin’ busy at work on Friday that my butt essentially warmed my office chair all day long. The rest of my week was devoted to stretching and strengthening the leg. Give how exhausted I’ve been lately and how my leg is teetering on the edge of flare-up and healing, I think the rest was the right decision for me.
I also did some serious meal prep that has me patting myself on the back. The last few weeks I’ve been really slacking on prep-work and it’s bit me in the rear each and every time. As our schedules fill up, I need to take the time to get this stuff done. Here’s a look at how this week’s prep has gone:
This week, I’m planning on getting back into a routine. One of the biggest challenges has been finding something that gives me the intensity I need to maintain endurance without risking a set-back. I’m finding that more and more, I’m starting to be afraid of doing things that may or may not cause a tendonitis flare. I hate paranoia. I’m also noticing that between the kids swimming lessons (more than that adventure another day…oy vey!), hubby’s and my chiro appointments, bible study and small group, we’re a pretty busy little family these days. But I’m determined not to let that keep me from doing what my body needs.
My plan for this week isn’t quite 100% settled BUT it will include 4-5 workouts of varying intensity. My old swim buddy texted me that she really wants to get back to the pool and so we’re going to try and set up a weekly swim date. I need to test my swim fitness before tri-club swim starts up again in a couple of weeks. So be prepared…cheesy swim cap shots are definitely in my future. I hope this excites you as much as it does me. (I’m FitMominTraining on instagram BTW). Our work gym also has a few 20-min quick spin classes and I think I’m going to check it out this week. I’ll combine that with the elliptical and call it awesome.