Thank you all for the support and kind words following my half this weekend! For everything that went wrong, this experience reminded me that yet again, I am always stronger than I think I am. When this humidity and heat starts coming down, I will seriously be on fire! I'm looking forward to those cool weather runs with much anticipation!
This week I'm focusing on half marathon recovery. I pushed my body during the race on Saturday and I'm going to need to recover from those efforts. I have a slight injury that I've been ignoring for a few weeks now, so this feels like a good week to give it some rest. My left calf and hip are feeling agitated, something I've overcome with will power and ibuprofen. Since I started running, something has always hurt just a little. Aches and pains come with the territory, this is fact. Take the good with the bad!
This week I'm focusing on cross training and lifting. I haven't been lifting as often as I should. I've been more focused on running, cross training, and completing Jillian's RIPPED in 30 (September Challenge).Which I did enjoy however, the at home work out DVDs just are not for me. I love physically going to the gym, and putting all those household stresses out of my mind. When I work out in my living room I can't help but think I have laundry to do. Look at all these things that need dusting. What am I going to cook for dinner? When did I last check the mail? etc. It never feels as relaxing to work out at home. I have to get out of the house! Below is my work out plan for the week. Obviously, I have already completed Monday & Tuesday. I like to recover with the elliptical has it's low impact. That felt pretty good Monday so I graduated to the stair master. I love pushing myself on the stair master, it's hard for a reason- it works! Side note- I end every single work out with core work. Just because it isn't listed below doesn't mean it's not getting done!
Post Half Recovery Week Plans:
45 Minutes Elliptical
Biceps & Triceps
30 Minute Stair Master Aerobic Training
Shoulders & Back
40 Minute Stair Master (Two 20 Minute Sessions w/ Leg Work in between)
Boxing Class (Trying something new!)
Treadmill Incline Walk/Run
Chest and Abs
Long Run (Recovery Permitting)