This week just completely few by! With both of my kids home with us this week, we have been busy! In a good way. I have absolutely loved having them both home. I was also 2 weeks (now one week) out from the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I was planning on having a much more intense week than I did training wise. Unfortunately, this week through a little wrench in my plans.
A Wrench In My Plans
Last Saturday, I bent over to pick something up the wrong way and tweaked my back. Ugh so stupid and annoying! I know how to bend my knees to pick up heavy things but somehow I did it anyway. I seriously could not move without being in serious pain the rest of the weekend. I had the bright idea that I could get in that last 8 mile run anyway.
Sunday- 5 ish miles
Yea not a great idea. My back was killing me and had to cut my run short. I was able to get an emergency massage in which helped a little bit. Spent the rest of the evening on the heating pad.
Monday- stretch and unplanned rest day
So after getting yelled at by my trainer, he worked on it a bit and stretched me out. Not able to do our usual strength training workout. He put me on an alternating heat and ice regimen.
Tuesday-unplanned rest day
Had to skip my run today. Back still really hurting. I had a mother daughter spa day planned for my daughter’s birthday and that was perfect timing. I had this really unusual massage with a heated bamboo stick. Very different than anything I had ever had and he was really able to get into those sore spots. Started to feel a lot better.
Wednesday-90 min boxing and strength training
I was able to do my Wednesday workout but at much less intensity than we normally do.
Thursday- 5.5 mile run + 60 min yoga stretch class
Feeling much better and no pain while running. A nice much warmer day out too had us a little playful.
Friday-12 mile bike ride
After waking up and realizing that my sprint tri was in 5 weeks and that I had not been on my bike in 6 months, I decided why not? It was unseasonably warm and I figured it was a great day to get back on that horse. I forgot how much I love biking too but wow I am not in bike shape at all.
Saturday- rest day
My back is almost back to normal. Still taking a little advil. Really dodged a bullet there!
Sunday-7 miles on the plan
Last long run before Cherry Blossom next Sunday.
My dumb back move really threw a wrench in my plans this past week. If I can manage not to hurt myself doing something non running related, next week I will be running the Cherry Blossom ten miler. Send warm and dry weather vibes our way! Hope everyone had a happy Passover and Easter.